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As I recall: Fargo-Moorhead Open Forum brought famous perspectives

October 8, 2011 in INFORUM

When the Fargo-Moorhead Open Forum was deactivated by its board of directors in 1967, it had been an educational presence in the community since 1930. Continue Reading

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Halgrimson: Organizations can help with historical research

September 17, 2011 in INFORUM

For those interested in digging into the history of our area and the families who have lived here, the following organizations are some places to satisfy your curiosity: Continue Reading

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Halgrimson: Fargo woman chronicled tales of WWI nurses

August 27, 2011 in INFORUM

Angela Green was a nurse by training. Born in Brainerd, Minn., in 1886, she attended Northern Plains Beneficial Association Hospital, graduating in 1907. She married Paul T. Boleyn in 1911, and a son was born in 1914. Continue Reading

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Halgrimson: Fargo’s Boleyn girl wrote stories of pioneer women

August 13, 2011 in INFORUM

When I first went to work as The Forum’s librarian in 1972, I came across a clipping with a photo of a woman I thought looked familiar. And she was, in a way. It was an article about my great-grandmother. Continue Reading

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Halgrimson: Home has most unique roof in Moorhead

July 17, 2011 in INFORUM

The house at 709 8th St. S., Moorhead, hasn’t always been a part of Concordia College. Continue Reading

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Halgrimson: Book explores Swedish-American culture

July 9, 2011 in INFORUM

The writings of Swedish artist Birger Sandzén are the subject of a book, “Birger Sandzén on Art, Music and Transcendence,” written by James M. Kaplan and published by the Nordic Studies Press. Continue Reading

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Halgrimson: The music of some old prairie boys remembered

May 7, 2011 in INFORUM

My father, Gerald Wilson Hunter, was born in Osnabrock, N.D. on May 9, 1908. He was raised by his mother in Golden Valley, N.D. For more than 40 years, he was an obstetrician/gynecologist at the Fargo Clinic. But before that, he had another career. Continue Reading

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Halgrimson: Shopping center a former northside hub of activity

April 30, 2011 in INFORUM

In May 1996, Northport Shopping Center turned 40. It had become a meeting place for the north side of Fargo, and as Gary Hart, then manager of Hornbacher’s Foods said, it was “a neighborhood center in a little community of its own.” Continue Reading

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Halgrimson: Prom memories: Stuffed animals, ‘smooching’

April 23, 2011 in INFORUM

When The Forum asked readers to share memories and photos of their proms, I took a trip back in time and remembered my senior prom in 1958 at Fargo Central High School. Continue Reading

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Halgrimson: Northport Shopping Center expanded over time

April 2, 2011 in INFORUM

A 1976 story in The Forum noted that “Northport Shopping Center in Fargo will mark its 20th year of operation next week at a time in its history when sales are hitting new highs.”
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