Forum Staff Report
MOORHEAD - The orchestra from Moorhead's Horizon Middle School is headed back to Target Field to perform at a Minnesota Twins game. The 250 string players from 6th through 8th grade will play the national anthem at today's Twins game against the Cleveland Indians. The orchestra will leave Moorhead around 12:45 Wednesday afternoon. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. and can be seen on Fox Sports North. Orchestra director Brian Cole says pictures and video will also be posted that evening on Twitter with the hashtag moorheadorch.
WEST FARGO — Crews will close part of 12th Avenue Northwest on Wednesday, Aug. 16. The road will close at the Sheyenne River Bridge as crews install a new sanitary sewer crossing. The closure will be in effect from Aug. 16 to Friday, Sept. 29. Drivers will be detoured to Main Avenue and Seventh Avenue Northeast during this time.
WEST FARGO — A 19-year-old West Fargo man has died following a motorcycle accident late Saturday, July 29, in northwest Sargent County, according to the state Highway Patrol. His name has not been released by the patrol but he appears to be Zane Buchholz, according to his obituary and a GoFundMe page. The driver of the off-road vehicle that struck him head-on, Clayton Hoffman, 56, Oakes, N.D., was arrested and charges are pending, the Patrol said, adding that alcohol was a factor. Hoffman and his passenger, Julie Serfoss, 55, Oakes, were not injured.
FARGO – Erica Peterson, 28, Fargo, was killed Saturday, July 29, when a car she was in crashed in the city’s far north end, according to the state Highway Patrol, which identified victims involved Sunday, July 30. The driver, Chelsey LaCroix, 26, Fargo, and another passenger, Denise Morin, 32, Fargo, were both seriously injured. Charges against LaCroix are pending, the Patrol said.
MOORHEAD -- Police here are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian injured. A woman was struck by a vehicle around 2:45 p.m. today in the parking lot of 800 Holiday Drive near Little Caesars Pizza in south Moorhead. Witnesses said the woman fell to the ground and then the vehicle sped away. A vehicle description was not provided. Dispatchers said the woman was conscious and breathing when emergency responders arrived. The victim was placed into an ambulance. Police said more information would be released later.
WYNDMERE, N.D. - A Walcott man was injured when the car he was driving went off a rural highway and rolled about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, July 2, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office reported. According to the report, issued Monday:
FARGO — One of 18 men charged as result of a sex sting last summer was sentenced Monday, May 22, in Cass County District Court to 90 days on electronic home monitoring. Christopher B. Highness, of Moorhead, was also ordered to pay $1,000 in fees. He will be on supervised probation for two years. Highness earlier pleaded guilty to a felony charge of patronizing a minor for commercial sexual activity. The plea was made in the form of an Alford plea, meaning he didn't accept responsibility but acknowledged a jury might find him guilty based on the evidence.
FARGO – Police have released the name of a man found dead in a north Fargo apartment Tuesday, May 16, after 911 dispatchers received a report of a suspected drug overdose. The man was identified as Marcus C. Mosley, 41, of Moorhead, the Fargo Police Department said in a news release. On Tuesday afternoon, officers were dispatched to the apartment at 1024 Broadway to provide medical assistance, and they found Mosley unresponsive, police said.
DILWORTH, Minn. — Surveillance video of a scuffle between the sheriff of Sargent County, N.D., and a woman at a bar here last spring was released this week by Dilworth officials. The scuffle occurred at the Red Hen Taphouse, 1710 Center Ave. E., the night of May 14 when the sheriff, Travis Paeper, was off-duty. The video, a key piece of evidence in a case involving an elected sheriff, shows Karen Beyer hitting Paeper in the face at least twice after he was reportedly bothering her and women with her.
HITTERDAL, Minn. -- A controlled burn near Hitterdal got out of control on Saturday afternoon April 8, requiring volunteer fire departments to be called in from Hitterdal and Ulen, according to Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist. As of about 5 p.m., Bergquist said it was possible other area fire departments would be called in to assist with trying to get the grass fire under control.