FARGO – The iconic Forum sign has returned. Workers from Indigo Signworks and Industrial Builders Inc. used a crane to lift the 60-foot sign back into place on top of The Forum building Wednesday. The sign was removed Dec. 19 to be refurbished. To read more, check out the story.
FARGO, N.D. – Forum Communications Co. has redesigned its apartment-finding website ApartmentsHQ, giving those looking to rent an apartment or home anywhere in the Upper Midwest a powerful tool to make the task easier.
ApartmentsHQ does the work of aggregating rental listings for consumers, making it a one-stop shopping site for home and apartment rentals in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. It can be found at http://www.apartmentshq.com/.
The fresh, new site offers convenient location-based searches, all defined by the user, so that the results, including more maps, are more meaningful and reduce the amount of time consumers spend searching for just the right new residence.
Looking for apartments in a specific neighborhood? Or one that accepts pets? Or one that caters exclusively to seniors? ApartmentsHQ can help consumers find exactly the one that has all the amenities they’re looking for and fits into their price range.
And the site is optimized to display accordingly on the various screen sizes of all mobile devices so that consumers can access the information whenever, wherever it is convenient to them.
The benefits of the newly redesigned site don’t end with those looking to rent either: The site caters to the specific needs of property owners and managers as well. New functions on the site allow property managers to create accounts and manage their list of properties. Additionally, property managers can upload entire inventories into the system so that when one of them becomes available, it’s as easy as a few clicks of a mouse to list the property on the site.
Additionally, for those who become featured property managers on the site, their listings will automatically appear in the ApartmentHQ widgets that are found on more than 30 Forum Communication Co. websites in four states, giving the listings exposure to the FCC digital network’s audience of 2.8 million viewers.
“ApartmentsHQ works to bring together the buyer and the seller in a way that is convenient to both,” said FCC Digital Sales Director Chris Dorsey. “Our goal is to help make finding your dream residence less time-consuming and less challenging.”
For more information about listing your properties on ApartmentsHQ, contact Dorsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701.451.5740.
This new downloadable app features the in-depth news coverage of your local newspaper and packages it for a top-notch user experience on the iPad, making receiving your news more convenient for your busy and mobile lifestyle.
The app can be found in the Apple Store at http://bit.ly/inforum-for-ipad .
The new app is updated throughout the day in a simple and clean presentation with content from Inforum’s most popular sections, and it also includes breaking news and video.
Additionally, the new iPad app allows users to choose whether to consume their news on- or offline. The introduction of the app is sponsored by Gate City Bank.
The new iPad app demonstrates Forum Communications Co.’s commitment to providing the content on the platforms its users desire. In its recently released annual state of the news media report, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism found that 27 percent of Americans get news on their smart phones or tablets.
FARGO, N.D. – Kirsten Stromsodt has been named deputy editor of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.
“Kirsten is a well-respected journalist in our region, and we’re lucky to have her join us,” said Forum Editor Matthew Von Pinnon.
Stromsodt grew up in Mekinock, about five miles north of the Grand Forks Air Force Base, and graduated from the University of North Dakota. She started in the Herald’s sports department in 1998 and has since worked there as a copy editor, page designer, night editor, reporter and news editor.
“I’m excited and honored to be a member of The Forum team,” Stromsodt said. “There’s a lot of talent in that newsroom, and they’re taking the practice of thorough, thoughtful journalism in an exciting new direction. I can’t wait to be a part of that.”
Stromsodt will start at The Forum on April 9. She succeeds Mary Jo Hotzler, recently named editor of the Herald.
The Forum and the Herald are both owned by Forum Communications Co., a multimedia information company based in Fargo, N.D. In addition to The Forum and the Herald, Forum Communications Co. owns dozens of newspapers, websites and television and radio stations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Thepatchtoday.com, which can be found at the Internet address of the same name, will serve as a general news website to the geographic area in western North Dakota and Eastern Montana that is collectively known as “The Oil Patch,” or “The Patch” for short. The site also aims to keep the residents of that quickly growing section of the country informed about local and state news, features, sports and entertainment. And finally, the site will delve deeply into reporting regarding the burgeoning oil industry that is centered in the region, thanks to new technology that has made tapping into The Bakken Oil Formation possible, company executives said.
“Western North Dakota and Eastern Montana deserve a news presence that caters to the growing information needs of the longtime residents of ‘The Patch,’ in addition to the needs of newcomers who have pursued work in the region,” said Lloyd Case, CEO of Forum Communications Co. “Thanks to our immense reporting resources, Forum Communications Co. is uniquely situated to cover the story of the growth of ‘The Patch,’ as well as the stories of the people, old and new alike, who make their home in ‘The Patch.’”
Thepatchtoday.com is a full-service digital news site that aggregates the vast reporting resources that Forum Communications Co. has in four states, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Content on the site, including breaking news, sports, features and award-winning photography and videos, is updated daily. And the website is fully integrated with Forum Communication Co.’s classified, jobs and display advertising network. Additionally, the site highlights the work of FCC’s highly regarded reporters Teri Finneman and Amy Dalrymple who cover the stories that matter to western North Dakota, Finneman focusing on state government and its intersection with life in ‘The Patch’ and Dalrymple who is based out of Williston, N.D., and covers breaking news and daily features in The Patch.
Thepatchtoday.com is being launched in conjunction with several other Forum Communications Co. efforts that also will focus on western North Dakota, including a monthly printed publication known as The Drill, which will be circulated in communities in region, and a new company news wire service that bolsters the resources dedicated to covering the region’s growth.
“Residents of western North Dakota will see an increased Forum Communications Co. presence in their lives as we ramp up our efforts to meet the information needs of the many calling ‘The Patch’ home,” said Paul Amundson, vice president of Forum Communication Co.’s Interactive Media Group. “There’s an important story taking place in the region and we plan to be there to cover the news as it happens and also to help explain what it means.”
Steve McLister, FCC’s vice president for newspapers added that thepatchtoday.com, The Drill and the company’s new wire service not only will provide ‘Patch’ residents with vital information, but these new efforts also will give ‘Patch’ businesses new avenues to reach their customers, whether locally or beyond on the company’s network of websites, which draws more than 2 million users per month.
“These new publications will give businesses in The Patch unprecedented avenues to reach their customers,” McLister said. “And Forum Communication Co. is proud to offer new ways to partner with local businesses to attract new and loyal customers.”
For more information about thepatchtoday.com, contact site editor Devlyn Brooks at email@example.com or 701.241.5545. For advertising inquiries, contact FCC Digital Sales Director Chris Dorsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701.451.5740.
Forum Communications Co. is a multimedia information company based in Fargo, N.D. In addition to thethepatchtoday.com, Forum Communications Co. owns dozens of newspapers, websites and television and radio stations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.