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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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.
FARGO—A week after Fargo's Central High School was caught in an epic blaze April 19, 1966, more than 1,000 students there found themselves in the hallways and classrooms at North High School. The class of 1968 would be the first to graduate from the then-newly built South High School. But while South was being christened as the home of the Bruins, Central and North students formed new friendships and relationships together—despite being crosstown rivals. Now, the class of '68 from South and North are celebrating a joint 50th reunion this weekend.
WEST FARGO – Police Chief Heith Janke was visibly distressed as he briefed media Friday, June 29, on the tragedy that earlier unfolded a 90-second drive from the southside fire station. What began as a possible water rescue of a child Friday afternoon shifted to recovery of a body from a stormwater retention pond near the 2900 block of Fifth Street West in West Fargo’s Eagle Run neighborhood. “This is a sad day in West Fargo.
FARGO—Sitting in her south Fargo apartment below a large oil painting of her brother, Betty Ann Peltier Solano sifts through hundreds of newspaper clippings about him. The headlines span more than 40 years and take Solano back to countless prison visits, hearings and trials she attended here and across the country in support of her brother, Leonard Peltier, an American Indian Movement activist that some paint darker than the image on Solano's wall.
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.