Forum Staff Report
FARGO -- An estimated 143 Cass County Electric Cooperative members in the Oxbow-Hickson area are currently experiencing a power outage. The cause is unknown at this time. Crews have been contacted and dispatched and are working to restore power safely and as quickly as possible. Updates will be issued as more information is received.
FARGO—Fargo Force forward Griffin Loughran has committed to play hockey at Northern Michigan University, following his junior hockey career. Loughran is entering his first season with the Force. He spent last season in the United States Hockey League and the North American Hockey League. Loughran had two points in nine games for Youngstown in the USHL and 20 points in 32 games for the Corpus Christi Ice Rays in the NAHL.
STAPLES, Minn. - A Park Rapids man fell asleep while driving and rolled a pickup truck in the median of Highway 10 late Thursday, Aug. 31, resulting in a passenger being injured, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. According to the report, issued Friday, Sept. 1:
FARGO — Donations for Haisley Jo, daughter of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind and Ashton Matheny, are now being accepted at U.S. Bank. The LaFontaine-Greywind family set up the account on Monday, Aug. 28, a bank spokesman said. Donations can be made in person at any of the bank’s locations or by mail. Checks should be made out to the “Haisley Jo Donation Fund.”
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.