State/Regional Reporter | Minnesota/Upper Midwest

Prior to his foray into sportswriting, Forgrave wrote people-focused feature stories for several newspapers around the country, most recently The Des Moines Register. In Iowa, Reid was a general assignment reporter focusing on long-form storytelling. He wrote a narrative on a tornado-wracked small town and its inspirational high school football team, covered every angle of Iowa's gay marriage debate, and wrote a series about a woman who was seven months pregnant with her fifth child when her husband died in a plane crash. After his stint in Iowa, he worked as a national sports feature writer for, and helped launch the national sports television network, Fox Sports 1, as national college basketball reporter. Most recently, Forgrave worked at and CBS Sports HQ covering college hoops and the NBA. He also has written for The New York Times Magazine and GQ magazine. His first book, based on a piece he wrote for GQ, will be published in 2020. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons.

Minnesota briefs: DNR announces annual land sales

And the Fond du Lac Reservation improves its water system with a $1.2 million upgrade.

At historic country church, fiery fundamentalists pitted against old guard

In the past few years, a conservative pastor has taken over the church and divided this lakeside town of about 600 people.

Capitol memorial recognizes Medal of Honor recipients

The memorial, which incorporates the "Promise of Youth" statue, cost just shy of $1 million, mostly from private funds.

Homeless veterans in Twin Cities suburbs a more hidden problem

Those in exurban and suburban counties come with their own challenges.

Minnesota briefs: Biden announces tens of millions in infrastructure money for Minnesota

President Joe Biden this week announced two Minnesota grant winners from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.One of the grants will be for $25 million and…

Minnesota briefs: Water levels being drawn down at Lake Christina in western Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is lowering the water level of Lake Christina in west central Minnesota.Drawdowns are part of an adaptive management approach…

Veterans organization to connect the disconnected at Saturday event

The goal of R & R on the Lawn at Magnus Veterans Foundation Wellness Campus in Dayton is simple: Connect those disconnected veterans to each other, and to resources that can help.

Man shot outside State Fairgrounds just before closing

Monday's shooting came two days after a person was shot in the leg near the entrance to the Mighty Midway.

Staff member drowns during school retreat in Brainerd

A staff member from Maplewood Academy, a private Christian high school in Hutchinson, drowned Monday afternoon during a retreat for students, according to a release…

Howard Mohr, author of 'How to Talk Minnesotan,' dies at 83

The book was considered an essential look at what makes Minnesotans Minnesotan.