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FARGO — Things are happening fast in Keianna Gafkjen’s life.

The 16-year-old, who goes by Anna, got married Nov. 14. In January, the Fargo teen will be having a baby.


While her husband attends Woodrow Wilson High School, Gafkjen has spent the last three weeks on the second floor of the Agassiz building, studying for and taking five GED tests.

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Helmut Schmidt
Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including education, Fargo city government, business and military affairs. He is currently The Forum's K-12 education reporter.
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