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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FARGO — In delivering a forceful message on behalf of his family, the father of slain Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind said he was angry with law enforcement and the legal system for acquitting a co-defendant in his daughter's murder. "She didn't deserve this, neither did Haisley (LaFontaine-Greywind's daughter)," said Joe Greywind, flanked by his wife, Norberta, and daughter, Kayla. His breath lingered in the cold air with a "March for Justice" banner as the backdrop.
MOORHEAD — An unopposed incumbent on the Clay County Board of Commissioners, chairwoman Jenny Mongeau, got emotional when addressing the opioid crisis and mental illness — topics other county candidates agree take the entire community to combat. "When you live in disfunction you can't be expected to excel," Mongeau said. "It has to be a community effort. If you see someone in crisis, reach out and help."
FARGO — A caller reported a man shot himself, but Fargo police are looking for a homicide suspect after finding a man shot dead Friday, Sept. 21. Christopher B. Riley has been identified as the suspect, said Deputy Chief Joe Anderson in a news release. The victim's identity has not been released. Riley remained at large early Friday evening. It was unknown if he was still in the Fargo-Moorhead area, police said.
FARGO—It's been four years since Tommy Bearson was mysteriously killed, and investigators have yet to name a single suspect or motive behind the homicide of the 18-year-old North Dakota State University freshman. Bearson was only four weeks into nursing school at NDSU when he went missing Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Three days later, his body was found in an RV sales lot in north Moorhead, far from his Reed Hall dorm room.
FARGO — In sharing their concerns at a school safety forum, both parents and educators in Fargo-Moorhead said that while an active shooter is their greatest fear, it's the daily violence in classrooms and lack of mental health resources that needs to be addressed. At Fargo South High School on Monday, Aug. 27, school board members and administrators, law enforcement, legislators and school staff from across the region took part in one of several statewide safety forums hosted by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and other education and human service agencies.
FARGO — William Hoehn admits he made a life-changing mistake on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. "I should've called police that night," he said recently from inside the Cass County Jail, where he awaits trial on charges of conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and lying to police. He claims he came home from work to his north Fargo apartment that day to find his live-in girlfriend, Brooke Crews, cleaning blood from their bathroom. Crews presented him with a baby and said, "This is our baby, this is our family," Hoehn told police, according to court records.
MOORHEAD – A 20-year veteran with Moorhead police faces drunken driving charges after a citizen saw him leaving a Moorhead bar and tipped off authorities who later discovered his blood alcohol concentration was four-times the legal limit.
MOORHEAD — A 20-year veteran with Moorhead police faces drunken driving charges after a citizen saw him leaving a Moorhead bar and tipped off authorities who later discovered his blood alcohol concentration was four-times the legal limit. Sgt. Thad Stafford, 44, is being held in the Clay County Jail and has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation, according to police. He faces two gross misdemeanor charges of DWI. Officers reported Stafford saying "just take me in," according to documents.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A sex offender is in custody after police say he abducted a Fergus Falls woman at gunpoint on Sunday, July 22. Fergus Falls police said the woman, Amber Simonson, was found safe and the suspect, Anthony Randklev, 39, is being held in the Otter Tail County Jail. Formal charges have yet to be filed.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The mother of a 4-month-old boy who was found dead in a central North Dakota slough after a two-day search is expected to be charged this week. Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser said the charges could be filed as early as Tuesday, July 10, depending if States Attorney Frederick Fremgen reaches a decision. Justice Lange, 25, of Carrington, and reportedly living in Fargo, is expected to be charged in connection with the death of her son whose name is not yet being released by authorities.