Chris Murphy

Murphy has covered sports in Chicago, Minnesota and North Dakota since 2009, working for The Forum since 2012. Contact: or 701-241-5548

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The tweet went out at 10:52 a.m. Wednesday from the Pittsburgh Penguins.
FARGO -- The yearly drive to Willmar, Minn., for a cross country meet is not something Fargo North sophomore runner Josh Beck has ever done on the bus with the team. He drives separately with his parents because he needs a pillow to bury his face into when signs for Exit 55 or Exit 67 appear heading west on Interstate 94.
FARGO — Bismarck senior forward Jordyn Kisse was originally used as more of a defensive forward and on the penalty kill when she first started with the Blizzard.
FARGO — The champions remain to defend its crown, as Bismarck topped Minot 1-0 in the North Dakota girls hockey quarterfinals Thursday, Feb. 21, at Farmers Union Insurance Center at Scheels Arena. The Blizzard will play in the semifinals at Scheels Arena.
The number of high school officials is dropping in Minnesota, while the number in North Dakota is increasing.
CASSELTON, N.D. -- Central Cass senior Jonah Lietz always wanted to be a wide receiver. But since he was one of the smartest kids in his class, he was put into the quarterback position in fourth grade. He loves to study plays and look at the details.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kale Griffeth's wish for his seventh birthday was to go to a Minnesota Vikings game with his mom and dad at U.S. Bank Stadium. That was supposed to happen Sunday, as West Fargo graduates Katy, 34, and Randall Griffeth, 35, paid mor...
FARGO -- Fargo Davies hockey standout Cade Stibbe has a list of goals on his door of his bedroom. When the forward was about 8 years old, one goal was to shoot 10,000 pucks in the offseason. It moved to 15,000 as he got older. Currently, it's bro...
FARGO -- Artificial turf has become almost a fictitious character thought to have the answers to all of life's problems for athletic directors. It symbolizes a hope for less injuries to athletes and a safe haven from Mother Nature.
MOORHEAD, Minn.--Matt Cullen laughed when the question was asked of him Sunday, July 1. It's something the former Moorhead High School standout and three-time Stanley Cup champion hasn't had the answer to since he began playing hockey in his livi...