Kim Hyatt is a reporter with The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and a 2014 graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth. She started her newspaper career at the Owatonna People’s Press covering arts and education. In 2016, she received Minnesota Newspaper Association's Dave Pyle New Journalist Award and later that year she joined The Forum newsroom.
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MOORHEAD — A pool of six finalists for the position of Moorhead Public School superintendent was announced Monday, March 19, including two of the district's assistant superintendents. All other candidates are currently serving as superintendents in other Minnesota school districts.
FARGO — To accommodate growth in south Fargo, the Board of Education is looking at purchasing land near Davies High School. On Tuesday, March 13, board members considered the recommendation of the district's planning committee to pursue making an offer on two parcels of land along 76th Avenue South. Goldmark Real Estate is asking approximately $2.2 million for 76.3 acres south of Davies. Board members unanimously voted Tuesday to proceed with soil testing to ensure the land is suitable for future development.
WEST FARGO – One man is dead and at least three officers from the Fargo-Moorhead area are on paid administrative leave following a shooting in West Fargo on Monday, March 12. West Fargo Chief Heith Janke said the deceased male was the subject of a prior ongoing investigation leading up to the shooting. Janke said a West Fargo officer attempted to pull over the suspect for a violation Monday evening but the suspect fled and a pursuit with excessive speeds ensued through West Fargo.
FARGO—Citing credibility issues and a lack of evidence, a Cass County, North Dakota, prosecutor has declined to file criminal charges against a former Cass County Jail officer accused of sexual misconduct by two female inmates. Documents obtained from the Cass County State's Attorney's Office show that prosecutor Reid Brady decided not to charge the former officer, 30-year-old Teddric Walker. According to documents from the state's attorney's office:
FARGO — At the Cass County Republican Convention Thursday, Feb. 22, District 21 Republicans voted to expel white nationalist Peter Tefft from its membership. Conner Swanson, chair of District 21, said the decision stems back to Tefft's first district meeting in May 2017 when he unsuccessfully ran for the position of chairman. Tefft made district members at that time "really uncomfortable," Swanson said, adding that Thursday's meeting was the "apex" and a majority of members voted in a secret ballot to expel Tefft, who was present at the convention.
COLFAX, N.D.—Five boys are facing a slew of charges in connection with reports of sexual misconduct at the junior and senior high schools in the Richland 44 School District. Collectively, the five boys are charged with 13 misdemeanor counts of hazing, 11 misdemeanor counts of sexual assault, nine felony counts of felonious restraint and one felony count of terrorizing, the Richland County Sheriff's office said Thursday, Feb. 15, in a news release.
FARGO — At a packed school board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13, dozens of parents attended to express concern about potential boundary changes to address future overcrowding. Though overcrowding isn't currently an issue in the district's schools, demographers anticipate Davies High School and Discovery Middle School experiencing significant growth in enrollment.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — After more than a decade of tossing around ideas of what to do with the historic mental hospital campus here, city leaders have unanimously decided to seek state funding for demolition. If the city is successful in requesting $8.9 million of the state's bonding bill, the iconic, vacant tower building of Kirkbride Asylum, also known as the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center, would be the only city-owned structure left standing. "It's a difficult situation, but it's one that's necessary," said Mayor Ben Schierer.
FARGO – Police here responded to a shooting at a north Fargo apartment late Thursday night, Jan. 11. An officer on patrol was flagged down just before 11 p.m. Thursday while stopped in the 600 block of 10th Street North, according to a post on the Fargo Police Department’s Facebook page.
FARGO — The city of Fargo has won a $5 million prize after two years of competing against 50 communities across the country in finding creative, effective ways to conserve energy and increase sustainability. During the competition, it's estimated Fargo saved $2 million in gas and electric costs, according to Uwe Brandes, executive director of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, who came here to present the award on Monday, Dec. 18.