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Jeremy Fugleberg

Editor, NewsMD and The Vault

Pronouns: He/Him | Language spoken: English

Jeremy Fugleberg is an editor who manages coverage of health (NewsMD), history and true crime (The Vault) for Forum News Service, the regional wire service of Forum Communications Co, and is a member of the company's Editorial Advisory Board.

  • Health: As editor of the NewsMD content channel, he oversees health, wellness and health care coverage across the Upper Midwest, particularly Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
  • History: As editor of The Vault content channel, he manages coverage of historical people, places and things using archived newspapers articles, historical records and original reporting.
  • Podcasts: As a podcast producer and host, he produces and hosts The Health Variant, a NewsMD podcast featuring behind-the-scenes interviews, new research and health policy and news. He is also co-producing the sixth season of Dakota Spotlight, an investigative true crime podcast that is the company's most popular show.
  • Editorial Advisory Board: As a member of the Editorial Advisory Board, he works to build trust with readers and viewers by inviting dialogue, soliciting and supporting diverse opinions and explaining editorial decisions.

Background: Fugleberg has worked as a reporter, editor and opinion writer at news outlets across the Midwest and West, including the Watertown Public Opinion, Rapid City Journal and Argus Leader in South Dakota, Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming and Cincinnati Enquirer in Ohio. His coverage has included the energy industry in Wyoming, business and politics in South Dakota and presidential races and city changes in Ohio. He's also freelanced for a wide variety of publications and sites as a writer and social media coordinator.

A native of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Fugleberg was raised in Washington and North Dakota. He has a dual B.S. in journalism and political science from South Dakota State University, where he was editor of The Collegian student newspaper and was a Gilman Scholar at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and an M.A. in international diplomacy and commerce from the University of Kentucky's Patterson School, where he interned in Yemen with an organization that trains and equips women journalists.

Contact email: jfugleberg@forumcomm.com

Latest articles by Jeremy Fugleberg
The Mathis case, the trial and the questions that remain to this day are the subject of a new book, "South Dakota's Mathis Murders: Horror in the Heartland" by long-time South Dakota journalist Noel Hamiel. The book is available to purchase on Monday.

In the latest episode of investigative true crime podcast Dakota Spotlight, James Wolner and Jeremy Fugleberg dig into the backgrounds of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson, the couple who vanished from small North Dakota town in mid-August 1993, and find telling details.
How is the omicron variant different from others? How should you test for omicron? What mask should you wear? When will the omicron surge end? We provide some answers to these and other questions, with information current as of Tuesday, Jan. 18.
The pandemic has changed nursing, raising questions about the future of nursing and most immediately, who wants to even be a nurse. This crisis in nursing is causing nursing educators to quickly rethink how they train their students and making health systems rethink how they recruit and retain nurses.
Sexually transmitted disease case counts are at or near record highs across the region, matching national trends. But public health officials say the COVID-19 pandemic likely limited testing in 2020, potentially masking an even more serious situation.
While not every short-term, traveling nurse earns big money, big paychecks are possible, especially when health systems are desperate for help. At one point this year, a health system in South Dakota was seeking intensive care, crisis response nurses and offering more than $6,000 a week.
Recent research at the University of Minnesota dug into a powerful factor that may contribute to this distrust: a consumption of conflict-centric news and social media posts about health topics.
How could rumors become news without additional evidence, especially something as salacious as an alleged affair between South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and Corey Lewandowksi, a Trump World mover and shaker and Noem's informal adviser? Sometimes the decision about what's newsworthy is taken out of our hands. The affair claim was just such a case.
The folks at the American Heart Association had been looking at some troubling statistics in the Dakotas, especially North Dakota when it comes to COVID-19 and vaccinations. So they reached out to specifically address their concerns.
Sanford Health researchers tracked a junior high football program for eight years, using electronic monitoring in football helmets to measure head impacts. They were surprised to find out how many hits kids were taking, and noted a marked decrease in head hits as coaches implemented new training approaches.
A Sanford Health research team followed a junior football team for eight seasons, using technology to track head impacts, and the results they found provided a powerful suggestion about what could reduce the number of head hits young players face while playing football.