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February 2, 2020
Joel Loer gets hug from coworker and longtime friend, Karen Brown in the mailroom where he works at the Washington County Government Center in Stillwater on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Loer, who was born with Down syndrome and has learning disabilities, has worked in the mailroom for 30 years. There will be a celebration for him on Feb. 4. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
‘That’s his life — his job’: 'Joel Loer Day' to celebrate Minnesota county worker
February 2, 2020 - 5:15pm
January 26, 2020
Kirstin Knutson is crowned Aurora, Queen of Snows, by 2019 Queen Alison Gunter during the 2020 St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Coronation at the RiverCentre Grand Ball Room in St. Paul on Friday, 24, 2020. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Wisconsin woman crowned St. Paul Winter Carnival’s 2020 Queen of Snows
January 26, 2020 - 6:40pm
January 20, 2020
F5 founder Adam Martin is surrounded by staff members, from left, Nick Martin, Lenard Wells, Kristy Johnson, Curtis Renner and Ricky Pallay on May 16 in the program offices in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Fargo MLK award recipient, a former prisoner, works to help other offenders find a new life
January 20, 2020 - 7:00am
January 3, 2020
Family members of Eliot Glassheim, (from left) Amy Vozel, Eagle Glassheim, Dyan Rey, and Joan Glassheim react at the conclusion of Friday's celebration of the life of Eliot Glassheim at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
The Glassheim Way: Friends, family gather to celebrate, remember the life of Eliot Glassheim
January 3, 2020 - 5:52pm
December 30, 2019
"I got a second chance to live, to be a father, to be a husband and a producing human being," says Steven Hylbak, who wears the most important hat from his collection in his Apple Valley home on Dec. 12. Hylbak, who survived a brain aneurysm while in his early 30s, is known as "The Hat Man" for the crazy hats he wears around town. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minnesota ‘Hat Man’ wears crazy hats, makes people smile
December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
December 27, 2019
On the left, Eric Kelsh and Mark Becker pose for a 1982 photo taken for a card they handed out to women at bars to introduce themselves. On the right, their 2019 reenactment of the photo. Special to The Forum. play button
Before Tinder, 2 North Dakota men tried to get dates through funny photos. 37 years later, they reenacted one
December 27, 2019 - 11:48am
December 22, 2019
“Santa Leo” Treadway’s Joulupukki suit, styled after Finland’s Santa character, is among the outfits Treadway recently donated to the Minnesota Historical Society. Courtesy of Leo Treadway
Retiring ‘Santa Leo’ donates family legacy
December 22, 2019 - 5:59pm
December 17, 2019
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Obituary for Vietnam vet who 'lived three lives' moves North Dakotans
December 17, 2019 - 11:30am
December 15, 2019
Joe Courtemanche of St. Paul puts on gloves as he prepares for a “Breakfast with Santa” event at Jersey’s Bar and Grill in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. Courtemanche has worked as Santa Claus for 19 years. “I buy white gloves by the hundreds,” he said. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Ho, ho — oh, no! Santas these days face hostility, beard maintenance, family fights and more
December 15, 2019 - 8:05pm
November 26, 2019
The affection between Wally Rodewald and his Shetland pony, Molly, is obvious. Rodewald says he has spent virtually his entire life around horses, since growing up on his parents' dairy farm near Callaway. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
After devastating fire, Detroit Lakes man reflects on years spent spreading his love for horses
November 26, 2019 - 10:03am
November 19, 2019
Haley Wolfe, who was crowned Miss North Dakota 2019 in June, will travel to Connecticut in December to compete in the Miss America Competition. Submitted photo
Carrington native to compete for Miss America
November 19, 2019 - 6:00am
November 12, 2019
Kella With Horn, an Aberdeen woman and U.S. Army veteran, stands in front of a portrait of herself painted by watercolorist Mary Whyte. The portrait is one of 50 from the exhibition, "We the People," a series of 50 veteran portraits. Submitted photo
Aberdeen veteran, Lakota woman featured in 50 states, 50 veterans portrait project
November 12, 2019 - 2:30pm
November 11, 2019
Warren "Wayne" McCoy, 99, is shown at his home in Detroit Lakes, Minn., on Nov. 8, 2019. McCoy served as a bombardier during WWII and was held captive by German forces for nearly seven months. Chris Flynn / The Forum
Detroit Lakes man shot down in WWII remembers time in German prison camp like it was yesterday
November 11, 2019 - 7:30am
November 8, 2019
Mourners hold candles at Harmon Park in Williston, N.D., on Friday, Nov. 8. Jeremy Turley / Forum News Serviceplay button
Williston holds somber vigil for local mother, 4 kids killed in Mexico
November 8, 2019 - 8:02pm
October 22, 2019
Courtney Zakauska stands for a portrait inside of her home in Marshall, Minn., last month. Evan Frost / MPR News
Rural Minnesota's lack of shelters make homeless an 'invisible population'
October 22, 2019 - 1:04pm