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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WEST FARGO, N.D. — Gwen Sailer is a thrill-seeker, and the evidence is wrapped around her right wrist. Already this summer, the 15-year-old Fargo native has collected nearly a dozen speedway entry wristbands for racing in the sport mod class. On Friday, June 15, before zooming around the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, she was racing to the microphone to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" on her viola. "It's not a hard song, but it means a lot," she said.
FARGO – A medical marijuana facility in Fargo and another in Bismarck are blazing ahead in registering with the North Dakota Department of Health to grow and sell to dispensaries across the state. GR Vending ND LLC, also known as Grassroots Cannabis, in Fargo was selected by the department’s division of medical marijuana to move forward with the registration process, according to an announcement Wednesday, May 16, by division director Jason Wahl.
FARGO — Ahead of the state GOP convention this weekend, around 70 people came together Monday, April 2, for a candidate forum featuring three Republicans seeking the endorsement for the state's sole U.S. House seat. In attendance were North Dakota state senators Kelly Armstrong and Tom Campbell along with former North Dakota State University linebacker Paul Schaffner. Invited but not in attendance were Tiffany Abenroth and DuWayne Hendrickson.
FARGO — Trista Curry of Fargo, her sister from Wisconsin and their families were planning to surprise their mom Sunday by showing up at her Stephen, Minn., home for a weeklong Easter break. Amber Eisele on Sunday was about halfway through the 10-hour drive with her partner and three children from Belmont, Wis., when she got the call about sister Trista.
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.