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May 28, 2020
Lindsi Northenscold and Matthew Hall get married standing under the overhang at the church entrance while friends and family watch from the parking lot Saturday, May 23, at Christ Community Church in Nisswa. The unusual ceremony took place to follow social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Couple gets hitched in coronavirus-style wedding
May 28, 2020 - 7:15am
May 23, 2020
Erin O'Daniel of Duluth delivers a care package to the home of a LGBTQIA2S+ youth in early May. Any kind of engagement is helpful right now, O’Daniel said. (Clint Austin /
Queer care: Duluth women gather goods for LGBTQIA2S+ care packages during pandemic
May 23, 2020 - 5:00pm
Dave Lanpher (left) and Ryan Johnson on their wedding day on Sept. 14, 2019, before the pandemic and a broken arm. Special to The Forum
Scene from a pandemic
May 23, 2020 - 4:16pm
May 18, 2020
Cooperstown Bible Camp in Cooperstown, N.D., has decided to close its camp for the summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. Special to The Forum
Camps make tough decisions on whether to open for the summer
May 18, 2020 - 8:00am
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Salonen: Motherhood is more mystery, less mysticism
May 18, 2020 - 6:00am
May 10, 2020
Known as the “Lucky 7”, sisters (from left) Andrea, Connie, Kari, Nikki, Debbie, Chris and Shanna lost their mother to cancer when she was only 56 years old, but her memory lives on in the traditions and stories they share. Submitted photo.
'Mom was really all about us girls and dad:' The Lucky 7 say mother's legacy lives on
May 10, 2020 - 11:00am
May 3, 2020
Gymnasiums and other large buildings became makeshift hospitals during the 1918-19 influenza pandemic, which killed 675,000 in the United States, more than 10,000 in Minnesota and more than 1,700 in North Dakota. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention photoplay button
'I think about what life could have been like for them': Family devastated by Spanish flu doing its part to fight COVID-19
May 3, 2020 - 1:36pm
May 2, 2020
Julie "Jitterbug" Pearce (left) of Duluth and Corinne Castro of Minneapolis "tail-dating" during a spring evening in Hinckley. The couple are social distancing during the pandemic, which calls for some creativity.  They've done a virtual drawing class, online exercise together, they've gone to a concert. “We’ve had to figure out how to greet each other differently, but also, have more grace with one another,” Castro said. (Submitted photo)
Pandemic forces creative problem solving for dating
May 2, 2020 - 7:00am
April 25, 2020
Joshua Poencet and Lori Ringen-Poencet, center, with Ringen-Poencet's children, Zachary (13) and Jasmine (11) Ringen on their wedding day. (Contributed photo)
The bride and Zoom: Rochester couple marry online amid pandemic
April 25, 2020 - 7:00pm
April 7, 2020
2014 Detroit Lakes High School graduate Lexi Fritz, with her baby daughter, Amelia, born March 26 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's. Fritz had hoped to have her mother and other family members and friends around at the hospital during the birth, but her plans were thwarted by tight visitor restrictions due to the coronavirus. (Submitted Photo)
Expectant Detroit Lakes mom's birth plan uprooted by COVID-19
April 7, 2020 - 11:00am
April 2, 2020
John Pulk, 5, was ready to go back home from Sanford Medical Center in Fargo by Tuesday afternoon, March 30. (Photo courtesy of Heidi Pulk)
Rescue of 5-year-old boy from drainage ditch by 8-year-old sister has happy ending near Strathcona, Minn.
April 2, 2020 - 6:36pm
March 26, 2020
Eric and Kathy Marx were married Feb. 15, 2020 at their home in Hammond, Wis. The divorcees said they were happy just living together, but decided marriage was the right thing to do after Eric Marx was diagnosed with ALS. Photo courtesy of Eric Marx
Wisconsin man says 'I do' while he still can
March 26, 2020 - 8:00am
March 24, 2020
The Gill family in Bismarck. Mandy Gill created #aworldofhearts, which has spread across the globe. Remmick Photography / Special to The Forum
Online effort started in North Dakota shares love across globe during pandemic
March 24, 2020 - 8:00am
March 17, 2020
You don't need to go out to an Irish pub to have fun on St. Patrick's Day. You can celebrate at home with baked goods and green spaghetti. iStockplay button
How to celebrate St. Patrick's Day when you're cooped up at home
March 17, 2020 - 9:12am
March 15, 2020
Korii Northrup and Virgil Sohm visit with Kathy Hermes during a recent resource fair in the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center. Hermes works at Lutheran Social Service as the Together for Youth coordinator and she does HIV education outreach. (Clint Austin /
Duluth's Kathy Hermes fights for youth, LGBTQIA2S+ rights
March 15, 2020 - 9:00am