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December 8, 2010
Column: Sometimes public safety trumps shielding victims
FARGO, N.D. -- Which is more important: protecting a crime victim from potential public exposure, or protecting the larger public from potential harm? That's the dilemma we faced twice on Friday for two very different stories. The first story involved the reported stranger rape...
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
November 24, 2010
Column: Airline security tests our values, priorities
FARGO, N.D. -- With all the travel associated with Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approaching, there's been a lot of attention paid lately to the new, more-invasive airport security measures. Be it full-body pat-downs or full-body scanners, it seems more air travelers...
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am
November 10, 2010
Column: Dismissing Facebook information? You're sticking your head in the sand
FARGO, N.D. -- On several instances in recent years, The Forum has fielded complaints from readers and even some fellow journalists upset with us for using or quoting in stories information from Facebook and other social media sites. The material is suspect, they say, because it's...
November 10, 2010 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
Column: Emergency alerts should get with the times
FARGO, N.D. -- This summer's excessive severe weather -- some of it deadly -- has really awakened us to a much bigger issue that has more to do with how we live today. After all, dangerous and deadly weather is as old as weather itself. But how we learn about it before it potentially...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
August 11, 2010
Column: No names, no answers
FARGO, N.D. -- Last week, one of the big stories in our region and in nationwide sports circles revolved around whether Minnesota Vikings quarterback and future Hall of Famer Brett Favre would return for another season. The frenzy surrounding reports that he was retiring for a third...
August 11, 2010 - 12:00am
July 14, 2010
Column: Search engine results don't always tell whole story
FARGO, N.D. -- Every once in a while, a person whose run-ins with the law have been written about in The Forum calls or writes us to ask that we remove their name from our newspaper and online archives. Sometimes, they make compelling arguments: The original complaint against them...
July 14, 2010 - 12:00am
June 30, 2010
Column: Did Gen. McChrystal forget he was talking to a reporter?
FARGO, N.D. -- While most of America waited Wednesday to hear if Gen. Stanley McChrystal would keep his post as commander of the war in Afghanistan, some journalists were taking bets on how long it would be before the journalism that led to the shake-up would be in the crosshairs....
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
Column: Child's joy of reading is a special gift
FARGO, N.D. -- Recently, while cleaning closets in our house, my wife and I came upon a bunch of books we used to read to our now-4-year-old daughter before she outgrew them. We transferred them to a bookshelf in the new baby's room. We'll get to read them many times again, but...
April 28, 2010 - 12:00am
March 17, 2010
Column: The next, best reason for sex offender house
FARGO, N.D. -- The notice from Fargo Police seemed straightforward enough: James William Thompson Jr., a high-risk sex offender, was moving from one Fargo address to another. His new home was 3402 14th Ave. S. What the release didn't say was that 3402 14th Ave. S. was a Fargo...
March 17, 2010 - 12:00am
October 14, 2009
Column: Change is in the air, and that's a good thing
BEMIDJI -- Publishers, editors and advertising managers of Minnesota's daily newspapers met here for two days last week to brainstorm ideas meant to better help our readers and advertisers get what they want. This newspaper group meets every year in a different state location. Some...
October 14, 2009 - 12:00am
September 30, 2009
Column: Questions remain about 'rut' accident settlement
FARGO, N.D. -- If not for a Forum reporter, the public might never have known the city of Fargo settled a matter out of court involving the family of 8-year-old Amanda Leininger. Leininger died in a Dec. 10 three-car accident that Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker said was caused by a...
September 30, 2009 - 12:00am
August 7, 2009
Column: Getting married? Put on your dancing shoes
FARGO, N.D. -- Weddings will never be the same. Years from now, when you've about had it watching wedding parties boogie down church aisles to the latest pop song, think back to this moment and the 28-year-old couple from the Twin Cities whose wedding ceremony entrance changed everything....
August 7, 2009 - 12:00am