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Jeremy Fugleberg

Editor, NewsMD and The Vault

Pronouns: He/Him | Language spoken: English

Jeremy Fugleberg is an editor who manages coverage of health (NewsMD), history and true crime (The Vault) for Forum News Service, the regional wire service of Forum Communications Co, and is a member of the company's Editorial Advisory Board.

  • Health: As editor of the NewsMD content channel, he oversees health, wellness and health care coverage across the Upper Midwest, particularly Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
  • History: As editor of The Vault content channel, he manages coverage of historical people, places and things using archived newspapers articles, historical records and original reporting.
  • Podcasts: As a podcast producer and host, he produces and hosts The Health Variant, a NewsMD podcast featuring behind-the-scenes interviews, new research and health policy and news. He is also co-producing the sixth season of Dakota Spotlight, an investigative true crime podcast that is the company's most popular show.
  • Editorial Advisory Board: As a member of the Editorial Advisory Board, he works to build trust with readers and viewers by inviting dialogue, soliciting and supporting diverse opinions and explaining editorial decisions.

Background: Fugleberg has worked as a reporter, editor and opinion writer at news outlets across the Midwest and West, including the Watertown Public Opinion, Rapid City Journal and Argus Leader in South Dakota, Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming and Cincinnati Enquirer in Ohio. His coverage has included the energy industry in Wyoming, business and politics in South Dakota and presidential races and city changes in Ohio. He's also freelanced for a wide variety of publications and sites as a writer and social media coordinator.

A native of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Fugleberg was raised in Washington and North Dakota. He has a dual B.S. in journalism and political science from South Dakota State University, where he was editor of The Collegian student newspaper and was a Gilman Scholar at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and an M.A. in international diplomacy and commerce from the University of Kentucky's Patterson School, where he interned in Yemen with an organization that trains and equips women journalists.

Contact email: jfugleberg@forumcomm.com

Latest articles by Jeremy Fugleberg

In this latest episode of Dakota Spotlight, the investigative true crime podcast, host James Wolner and co-producer Jeremy Fugleberg work with a retired North Dakota homicide detective, Bob Haas, to review four theories about what happened to Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson.
There are 43 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in South Dakota, state health officials reported March 30. That's the lowest total since Aug. 4.
In this week's episode, the investigative true crime podcast plays its entire interview with a significant person in this season: Clyde Diede, a chiropractor in Winner, South Dakota, and husband of Kristin Diede when she went missing with her boyfriend Bob Anderson in 1993.
Active COVID-19 cases in South Dakota dropped to a low not seen since Aug. 20, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.
TV news reporter Dan MacDonald expected worried family members, maybe a town gripped by the fact that two people just up and disappeared not that long ago. What he got in Wishek in 1995 was something far different, and the trip continues to haunt him.
South Dakota health officials said effective next week, they'll report COVID-19 data weekly on Wednesdays, starting March 23. Forum New Service will match that reporting pattern, posting the data mid-week.
How do two people just disappear? How does that happen and not trigger a massive manhunt, blanket TV coverage, cable news coverage and some sort of Netflix documentary show? In the case of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson, it was about who they were. Or perhaps more so – who they weren’t.
Nearly half of those who have died with COVID-19 are age 80 or above, totaling 1,354 deaths. And most of the remainder are age 50-79, or 1,347.
Family members sought to learn what authorities knew about what happened to Bob Anderson and his girlfriend Kristin Diede on a road trip to Wishek, North Dakota in 1993. Law enforcement had a lot to tell the family, including a startling detail about clues from a South Dakota town 100 miles away from Wishek in the days after Kristin and Bob disappeared.
But South Dakota continue to lag behind the national average for COVID-19 vaccinations. Sixty percent of the state's population has gotten two vaccine shots, compared to 65% of the U.S. population, while 40% of South Dakotans with two shots have gotten a third booster shot, compared to 43.9% nationwide.