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 — Contrary to the now viral notion that millennials should give up avocado toast and traveling to buy a home or plan for retirement, one Fargo couple is preparing to embark this week on a year-long trip around the world, leaving their house, businesses and pets behind. Matthew and Lindsey Lee, both 26, don't actually eat avocado toast, but they do have a grand adventure in the works — one they can afford and find appropriate at this time in their lives before more inevitable adulting unfolds.
FARGO — Depending on when Nicole Dahl's first child decides to enter this world, the birth will occur either at Sanford's downtown clinic or at the new Sanford Family Birth Center. Dahl, of Verona N.D., has a July 23 due date, just two days before the opening of the birth center that will offer mothers spacious rooms designed to feel more like a hotel than a hospital. Amenities include large jet bathtubs, massages, full-size beds, nice linens and robes. What's more, the birth center is on the 10th floor, the top of the new $494 million medical center in south Fargo.
FARGO — The collaborative effort of Fargo-Moorhead churches providing the homeless with overflow shelter during the winter months is concluding, but local advocates say they are ready to help city find other sheltering solutions. Sue Korman, a board member of the Fargo-based Central Cities Ministries, which oversees the F-M Sheltering Churches project, announced to Fargo city commissioners Monday, May 8, that the project is ending after six years.
FARGO — City commissioners once again reviewed a report Monday, May 8, on the cost of refugee resettlement here, and once there was no comprehensive data. That's because refugee status is not information most departments consider or gather, officials say. Commissioner Dave Piepkorn is insistent on getting all the data, saying what's been presented so far is "the tip of the iceberg."
CANDO, N.D. — The 6-year-old boy who wasn't wearing a car seat was thrown from the vehicle and died in a crash in northeast North Dakota was identified Friday, May 5, along with his parents who were also in the car but survived. Eugene Cain, of St. John, was killed in the crash about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, three miles north of Cando on U.S. Highway 281.
CANDO, N.D. — An unidentified 6-year-old boy was ejected from a vehicle and died Thursday, May 4, after the vehicle he was riding in with two other adults attempted to pass another car. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports the fatal crash happened at 3:33 p.m. just 3 miles north of Cando on U.S. Highway 281 in northeast North Dakota. Cando is about 30 miles northwest of Devils Lake.
MOORHEAD — Minnesota's fishing season is about to start, and those renewing their license online will have a chance to save lives through a new, first-of-its-kind program. Minnesota is the first state to allow would-be anglers to register as organ, eye and tissue donors as they sign up for a fishing permit.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., met with constituents in Moorhead Monday evening, April 10, to come up with a "magical" health care solution during a time when he says the country has never been more polarized . "I'm here to see if anybody has got the magic solution," Peterson said in front of a crowd of more than 100 people. "If you do, I would love to hear it. We need to do something to help these people who are hurting.
NOME, N.D. -- A 108-year-old church recently bought by an unwelcomed white supremacist burned to the ground Wednesday, March 22, in this small rural town. White supremacist Craig Cobb was listed on a recent deed as an owner of the church at 295 3rd Ave. in Nome, which is about 70 miles southwest of Fargo. Nome residents said earlier this week it didn’t appear as if Cobb had moved in yet.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—On the verge of his mandatory and legally disputed retirement, Clay County District Court Judge Galen Vaa is fighting to continue his career after his next birthday. The Moorhead judge will turn 70 years old March 5, 2018, and the Minnesota Constitution requires judges to retire the last day of the month they turn 70—despite voters electing Vaa to a term that doesn't expire until 2021. He tried to dispute the statute, filing a lawsuit against Gov. Mark Dayton July 2016 in Clay County District Court, where he has served the past 16 years.