FARGO -- Students, soldiers, neighbors and other volunteers slogged through the rain en masse Monday, racing to reinforce levees and fill sandbags while the area braced for more moisture today and Wednesday. As the National Weather Service stuck to its prediction that the Red River will crest at 39 to 41 feet in Fargo-Moorhead on Friday, the mounting stress of a potential record flood began to take its toll. "Fear is setting in," said Salvation Army Capt. Adam Moore. "We're seeing that on the streets." As of 8:15 p.m.
Forum Communications Co., owner of The Forum and 28 other newspapers in four states, is buying the Grand Forks Herald and the Duluth News Tribune in Minnesota, said company President and CEO William Marcil. He said its a logical expansion and a good fit strategically for the company. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, actually, to buy well-run daily newspapers in our backyard, Marcil said. The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon by McClatchy Co., owner of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis and 11 other daily newspapers. In March, McClatchy announced an agreement to acquire Knig