Forum Staff Report
A story on page A1 of The Forum on Thursday, Feb. 16, "High-value Red River Valley farm liquidates," should have noted the efforts to seek comment from the owner of the farm or his representative. Ron McMartin didn't return phone messages. His attorney, Jon. R. Brakke, declined comment.
FARGO -- No one was hurt in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, in south Fargo. According to the Fargo Fire Department, a young woman was driving on Prairiewood Drive at about 8 a.m. when she encountered an icy stretch and lost control of her car, striking a tree. The car then turned over, temporarily trapping the driver inside. However, she escaped unharmed. Icy conditions contributed to the crash, Fargo fire Capt. Mike Hendrickson said.
FARGO – Icy roads was the cause of a rollover in rural Clay County that sent a person to the hospital Saturday, Feb. 11, the Minnesota State Patrol said. A Ford Mustang was entering a ramp leading from state Highway 32 to westbound U.S. Highway 10 around 6:30 p.m. when the driver lost control. The car landed on its roof in a ditch. The patrol report, which was incomplete as of press time, didn’t identify the driver or indicate if anyone else was in the car.
FARGO – Firefighters battling a house fire near downtown pulled a woman to safety Saturday, Feb. 11, according to the Fire Department. The victim, whom the department wasn’t able to name, was taken to Sanford Hospital with smoke-related injuries. Damage to the house and its contents is estimated at around $35,000.
WEST FARGO—West Fargo police arrested a 30-year-old Glyndon man following a brief chase Friday morning, Jan. 13. According to a report released by the West Fargo Police Department: The incident began about 1 a.m. Friday when an officer attempted to make a traffic stop in the 800 block of 13th Avenue E. in West Fargo. The suspect vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued, police say. At one point, tire deflation devices were employed and the suspect vehicle stopped in the area of the Sandhills Archery Club.
FARGO—Fargo police are reminding drivers to slow down in school zones after a child was struck by a car near Roosevelt Elementary School, 1026 10th St. N., Friday morning, Jan. 13. The incident happened just before 8 a.m. According to a report released by Jessica Schindeldecker, crime prevention officer for the Fargo Police Department: Two vehicles were traveling north on 10th Street North when the vehicle in the east lane stopped for a child in a crosswalk.
MOORHEAD—An employee of a Moorhead towing company was arrested by Moorhead police on Monday, Jan. 9, on suspicion of pointing a gun at a customer. According to information released by Moorhead Police Lt. Tory Jacobson: The incident happened Monday afternoon when a person whose vehicle had been towed by Aggressive Towing and Recovery attempted to retrieve his vehicle.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. - A driver only identified as a female from Max died Sunday, Jan. 8, of injuries suffered in a crash on Interstate 94 about 8 miles west of Valley City, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported. A 1999 Pontiac Bonneville was eastbound on I-94 about 5:17 p.m. when it veered toward the median, the Patrol reported.
MOORHEAD -- One person was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening after a Moorhead city plow collided with a passenger vehicle in the 1000 block of Highway 75 North in Moorhead about 6:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4. According to a report released by the Moorhead Police Department:
PERHAM, Minn.—A rural Perham man was injured Sunday, Dec. 25, when a fish house fire spread to nearby residences. According to a report released by the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office: Perham area fire crews and members of the sheriff's office were called about 6:30 a.m. Sunday to the rural Perham residence of Paul Krause, 62, where a fire in a fish house n dry land spread to nearby structures.