Forum Staff Report
FARGO—A Becker County, Minn., man formerly of Fargo has been ordered in U.S. District Court to pay restitution of $243,488 for his conviction on a charge of attempting to evade taxes. Gary Spencer Smith, 61, was also sentenced to 12 months of home confinement with work release followed by five years of probation.
A story on page A1 on Friday, Dec. 2, "Pilot of Weather Modification plane dies in crash south of Fargo," incorrectly described the airplane that crashed. A Cessna Model 340 has two engines.
WEST FARGO — A teenage pedestrian hit by a car with a teenage driver near West Fargo High School was in stable condition Friday, Dec. 2, an Essentia Hospital spokeswoman said. Carol Eckman, 18, of West Fargo suffered serious injuries when she was struck about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the intersection of Ninth Street East and Seventh Avenue. A northbound 2004 Honda Civic driven by Kristin Aswege, 18, of West Fargo hit Eckman as she walked west across Ninth Street, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
FARGO—Digging by a contracting crew caused a brief power outage that affected 2,530 customers of Cass County Electric Cooperative on Friday morning, Dec. 2. The area affected was just south of Interstate 94 and and west of Interstate 29. The outage began at 8:41 a.m. and power was restored in just under 30 minutes, according to Cass County Electric Cooperative.
FARGO—Tri-College University Provost and North Dakota state Sen. Tim Flakoll has been elected commission vice chairman of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. Flakoll was elected treasurer of the compact last fall and served a one-year term in that post. One of four regional higher education compacts in the United States, MHEC is a nonprofit regional organization that assists 12 Midwestern states in advancing higher education through interstate cooperation and resource sharing.
Voting maps published on page A3 of The Forum on Monday included incorrect information about the polling locations for several rural Clay County precincts as well as Ward 1, Precinct 2 and Ward 3, Precinct 8 in Moorhead. To see the correct polling locations, turn to page C3 in today's Forum.
FARGO – The state Highway Patrol has identified the driver killed in a crash near Devils Lake Saturday, Oct. 15, as Robert Herman Jr., 46, St. Michael, N.D. The crash...
PRINCE BOIMEIN DAHN Wanted for child abuse, felonious restraint, theft of property and refusing to halt Height: 5'7" Weight: 140 Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Skin: Black Age: 24 Cass County law enforcement officials are seeking Prince Boimein Dahn, who has warrants for his arrest for child abuse, felonious restraint, theft of property and refusing to halt, according to the High Plains Fugitive Task Force.
FARGO – A St. Michael, N.D., man has died in a crash near Devils Lake after he was ejected from his vehicle Saturday, Oct. 15, the state Highway Patrol said...