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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

A fire at the same farm on Christmas Eve 2020 caused the deaths of about 1,000 milking goats, 15 peacocks and a dog.
Wheeler also noted that as of late Wednesday afternoon it was looking like the strongest likelihood for severe weather on Thursday, events involving things like large hail, strong winds and tornadoes, existed for areas south and east of the Fargo area.
Reggie Bethel pleaded guilty in January to a charge of second-degree murder, testifying in court that he physically assaulted Mason Weston in July 2021 for not cleaning silverware, stating he slammed the boy's head into a wall several times and kicked him.
A body was sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy but no one has been arrested in connection with the incident and there is no threat to the public, police said.
At one point, the DFL party had announced candidates for the 7th District seat, but those individuals are no longer eligible to run in the district after the redrawing of Congressional districts in Minnesota.
A number of North Dakota counties, including Cass County, are under a no-travel advisory, which means motorists should not travel due to dangerous road conditions.
One assailant used a 10-year-old girl as a human shield before a Clay County deputy ended things by shooting the suspect in the face. The suspect survived and was sentenced to life in prison. The deputy and the girl whose life he saved became friends and remain so to this day.
Laverne Nigg, "Budd" to his family and friends, will be buried next summer after eight decades of anonymity come to an end
Ticket fines and fees totaled $135.
Cost of transporting glass to recycling centers cited as impetus for project