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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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.
FARGO—A 71-year-old Fargo man will not face criminal charges for fatally striking a 19-year-old bicyclist, who died in September from injuries suffered when he was dragged for a block under the man's car. Cass County prosecutor Tanya Martinez decided not to charge the driver, Dr. Theodore William Kleiman, after reviewing the police investigation, eyewitness statements and traffic camera footage, according to a declination letter dated Thursday, Dec. 7.
FARGO — North Dakota State University police Officer Gennifer Sprecher was just heading home from her shift Monday, Sept. 11, when seconds after exiting the campus police parking lot, she was calling in a reckless driver. Sprecher said she whipped a U-turn and called 911 at 10:40 p.m., but unfortunately couldn't stop the head-on impact from happening in front of the T-Loft Apartments on 12th Avenue North.
FARGO — A handwritten sign with six words has caught the attention of communities across the country. "Trump," the sign says, "that boy don't act right." The sign's owner, 74-year-old Gale McCray, of Fort Worth, Texas, has been traveling the U.S. this year protesting President Donald Trump. The Old Man With A Sign — as McCray calls himself — thought he'd be back home in Fort Worth by this point, but now plans to head to Bismarck later this week after a few days in Fargo-Moorhead.
FARGO — Many volunteers here remember responding to Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago, and now they're doing the same for victims of Hurricane Harvey, with efforts ranging from harvesting corn to donating blood and bedsheets. "A little bit from everybody goes a long way," said Marta Ybarra, manager of St. Francis Thrift Store in Fargo. Ybarra said the thrift store rounded up lots of linens, 200 pillows, 20 bags of clothes, and hygiene items to contribute to the Dilworth Police Department's plan to fill a trailer headed for Houston this weekend.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. —— A family from Canada was towing a $25,000 Coachman camper Thursday, July 27, down Interstate 94 near Valley City that is now a complete loss. Natasha Gerace, 39, and Ryan Gerace, both of St. Albert, Alberta, were driving a 2016 Chevy Tahoe with their daughters, ages 11 and 6, heading westbound on I-94. The family was about 12 miles west of Valley City going 75 mph attempting to pass a semi when the crash occurred.