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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

WDAY Chief Meteorologist John Wheeler said that had such conditions existed in June and July "it would have been tragic" for crops in the region. But coming at this point in the fall, negative impacts have been greatly reduced, said Wheeler, who added that one thing gardeners may want to do is provide young trees with a hardy watering before things freeze up.
State Rep. Rick Becker said his proposed legislation focuses on protecting the rights of landowners with the aim of ensuring property owners will be treated with respect and have a say in what happens to their land.
"A rail strike would be extremely disruptive to the North Dakota grower harvest, which is just around the corner for corn," according to Brenda Elmer, executive director of the North Dakota Corn Growers Association.
While interest in the emu industry has waned since the its heyday in the mid-1990s, about 35 to 40 emu enthusiasts are expected in Fargo for a two-day convention.
Four decades after it was dropped, ag education has returned, this time to the new Moorhead High School Career Academy.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Two men who were friends since boyhood and who were both vice presidents with RDO Equipment Co. died following a vehicle crash in South Dakota on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 18.
Wednesday afternoon, Christi Offutt, a chairperson of the R.D. Offutt Co., issued a statement praising Connelly and Kreps for their leadership, which she said had been instrumental to the success of the company.
FARGO — Gov. Doug Burgum on Monday, Oct. 21, signed an executive order declaring a statewide flood emergency as he and other officials held meetings in communities affected by high water.
FARGO — Jake Joraanstad, CEO and co-founder of Fargo app maker Myriad Mobile, announced at the Wednesday, June 26, gathering of 1 Million Cups here that the company was changing its name to Solutions by Bushel, a name reflective, Joraanstad said, of how important the agriculture sector has become to the company's bottom line.
MOORHEAD-When Melany Thomas goes to sell her beef cattle, potential buyers will sometimes direct their questions to her husband, who quickly sets them straight, according to Thomas."She's the one that's raising them, I'm just her farmhand," Thoma...