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 FOXSports.com, and helped launch the national sports television network, Fox Sports 1, as national college basketball reporter. Most recently, Forgrave worked at CBSSports.com 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.


How the 'Sesame Street Live' estate became an oasis for veterans

Dr. Shawn Alderman spent 31 years in the Army. After his retirement, his aunt donated her $4 million estate for his newest mission.


Abortion ban looms large in Wisconsin and the Dakotas

North and South Dakota are among more than a dozen where trigger laws were set to make abortion illegal once Roe v. Wade was overturned. Wisconsin has a law that bans abortion on the books dating back to 1849.


North Dakota's only abortion provider scrambles to move to Minnesota

The Red River Women's Clinic in Fargo has been North Dakota's only abortion provider for more than two decades.


Minnesota native honors fallen Afghan war buddy with memorial in Blaine

Specialist Eric "Finn" Finniginam died in Afghanistan shortly after achieving U.S. citizenship. His war buddy, Eric Bakken of Blaine, wants to be sure you never forget his friend's sacrifice.


St. Paul woman arrested in Friday homicide

Sunday's arrest came in connection with the shooting death of man at a senior living apartment in Dayton's Bluff.


Finding the story behind what may be Minnesota's oldest rifle

Ray Nelson has been on a decades-long quest to learn the story of what may be the oldest rifle ever found in Minnesota.


Fourth-grade class in Austin makes a difference — with trees

Students at Southgate Elementary School, who were inspired after reading a book, raised money, got the City Council on board, then planted a community orchard.


North Dakota's only abortion clinic plans to move to Minnesota if Roe v. Wade is overturned

The Red River Women's Clinic has secured a new space in Moorhead, where it could continue providing abortions.


'Absolutely unbelievable' new center opens to help veterans in south Minneapolis

A few blocks from the VA parking lot where the organization began, Every Third Saturday opened a $2 million space dedicated to helping military veterans.


Agape Movement aims to change hearts in south Minneapolis

Steve Floyd has been a street outreach worker in Minneapolis since the 1980s. With the Agape Movement, Floyd has embarked on one of his most ambitious missions yet: To use their African heritage to help ex-gang members fully realize their identity in America.