Forum Staff Report
FARGO—Valley News Live meteorologist and agriculture director Mick Kjar has decided to retire after almost 27 years at the TV station. "He has been a cornerstone in many broadcasts, including the Valley Today Ag Show, The Valley Today morning show and Valley News Live at Noon," the station said Wednesday on its website. "Mick comes to work before the sun rises to deliver accurate and fun forecasts. Mick is our steady rock, our calm voice during bad weather, and mentor to many through the years." Kjar's last broadcast is at noon on Sept. 4.
FARGO - Shortly before noon Friday, emergency crews responded to what at first was reported as a vehicle submerged in the Red River with just its tires showing. The wheels, seen just south of the Main Avenue bridge, turned out to be from a bicycle.
FARGO - Police arrested a 19-year-old man early Thursday after officers spotted him trying car door handles and ultimately entering an open vehicle in north Fargo, said Sgt. Jared Crane, a city police spokesman. Shortly after 3 a.m., officers arrested the teen, Ian Gallagher of Fargo, in the 700 block of 11th Street North. Gallagher had no stolen property in his possession, Crane said. Gallagher was booked into the Cass County Jail on a felony charge of unlawful entry to a vehicle. He was being held without bail Thursday, awaiting a court appearance.
FARGO - Tyrah Spencer, a 5-foot-9 guard from Bloomington Kennedy in the Twin Cities, verbally committed to the North Dakota State women's basketball program, according to her Twitter account. She's also a member of the Minnesota Stars that plays at the top AAU level. She has one year left of high school and will be a member of the 2016 NDSU recruiting class.
MOORHEAD - Tonight's movie planned for Gooseberry Park here has been postponed due to "poor weather conditions," according to an email from the city of Moorhead. The rescheduled date hasn't...
FARGO – The invasive zebra mussel has expanded its territory in the Red River and even latched on to the screen of the city's water intake point in the river. Troy Hall, the city's water utility director, said Friday that the discovery of a zebra mussel at the intake point on Thursday was concerning, but that there are ways to prevent the mussel from damaging the city's water system. If the zebra mussels multiply, he said, they could block the screens and make it difficult for water from the river to flow to the city's water treatment plant.
MOORHEAD – Minnesota Department of Transportation officials have inspected three bridges in Moorhead that were struck by a rig that exceeded height limitations on Interstate 94, and they discovered structural damage to one of the bridges Monday.
FREEPORT, Minn.—A man was seriously injured when his van collided with a truck Friday night on Interstate 94 west of here. John and Michelle Howieson, both of Verndale, were heading eastbound on I-94 around 7:50 p.m. and began to slow their Ford Super Duty for traffic, according to the incident report. The GMC Safari behind them, driven by Brent T. Fournier of Sauk Centre, rear-ended the Ford. The couple sustained non-life-threatening injuries but 40-year-old Fournier was seriously hurt in the incident.
FARGO -- FC Fargo, a new semi-pro soccer team here, will have its first event Saturday night with an inter-squad scrimmage that's free and open to the public. The team...
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Two motorcyclists, including a Park Rapids man, were injured when they collided in Stearns County Saturday morning. Christopher W. Cannon, 43, of Park Rapids was driving...