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David Olson


I'm a reporter and a photographer and sometimes I create videos to go with my stories.

I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead and in my time with The Forum I have covered a number of beats, from cops and courts to business and education.

I've also written about UFOs, ghosts, dinosaur bones and the planet Pluto.

You may reach me by phone at 701-241-5555, or by email at

Helmets are an important part of motorcycle safety, but so are other forms of protective gear, including gloves, over-the-ankle protection for the feet, and eye protection, said Lonnie Bertsch of ABATE of North Dakota, a nonprofit group that provides motorcyclist safety training.
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At one point, Judge Peter Welte said the court could not describe what the children went through. "There are simply no words," Welte said.
The move was taken, according to the NDSBA, in the wake of a letter the national association sent in September to President Joe Biden advocating for federal intervention in confrontations that were occurring at school board meetings around the country.
By late 2021, possible solutions for keeping the studio afloat had run out, and Glasser Images closed its doors in Bismarck after financing didn't materialize, according to Jack Glasser.
"They (state court judges) are constrained as to what they can do. They can't leave a vulnerable adult with no assistance or help," said Sally Holewa, North Dakota state court administrator.
The time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is a high-travel period, marking the 100 most dangerous days each year to be on or near the road.
Paige Howling Wolf, of Parshall, pleaded guilty late last year to charges of involuntary manslaughter, child neglect and child abuse stemming from a June 24, 2020, emergency call on the Fort Berthold Reservation.
The price for regular unleaded fuel reached a record high average in Fargo on Wednesday, while the statewide highs in Minnesota and North Dakota
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