Kim Hyatt is a reporter with The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and a 2014 graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth. She started her newspaper career at the Owatonna People’s Press covering arts and education. In 2016, she received Minnesota Newspaper Association's Dave Pyle New Journalist Award and later that year she joined The Forum newsroom.
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FARGO – North Dakota-based Giant Snacks Inc. reached a settlement in court this week for a lawsuit alleging two South Dakota-based competitors misled consumers by falsely claiming to have half the salt of all or most other sunflower seeds.
MOORHEAD — On the 19th anniversary of what was then the deadliest high school shooting in American history, students at Horizon Middle School will honor the 13 Columbine massacre victims.
FARGO — The seeds of medical marijuana will soon be planted in North Dakota, but pot proponents are aiming higher. All three major political affiliations were represented alongside two Fargo attorneys for a forum on legalizing marijuana dubbed the "Pre 4/20 Pot Party" at North Dakota State University on Wednesday, April 18. Bradley Foster, president of the NDSU chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, said the idea of hosting the forum was to have a rational conversation among the community that involves complex social issues.
COLFAX, N.D. — Assistant football coaches at Richland 44 School District are calling for a "cultural overhaul" in the wake of allegations and investigations alleging years of sexual assault and hazing among teenage boys at the school. "What happens when you search Richland online? You see nothing but ugly news articles," said coach Zach Riopelle on Tuesday, April 17. "We need to show everyone that isn't us. Show them that whoever they think we are, we aren't."
MOORHEAD — If you want to know how difficult it is to find patriotic decorations or costumes in Fargo-Moorhead during the middle of April, just ask Clyde Allen or Jim Shaw. The two Massachusetts natives have spent the past 25 years calling each other on the third Monday of April to wish each other a happy Patriots' Day. It's always a race to see who calls first to shout "Down with the British!" and recite the poem "Paul Revere's Ride."
FARGO — A 47-year-old man accused of firing a gunshot this week at a Fargo strip club was charged in 2000 with attempted murder for allegedly trying to shoot four men with a rifle after an argument at a bar in Hawaii. Pedro Dagdag III, of West Fargo and formerly of Kealakekua, Hawaii, was charged Friday, April 13, in Cass County District Court with seven counts stemming from the Wednesday, April 11, incident at The Northern Gentlemen's Club, 325 10th St. N. in Fargo.
FARGO — A Moorhead attorney and longtime president of the Moorhead Public Service Commission is recovering from a car crash late last month in which he struck a Moorhead utility pole. Kenneth Norman, 68, has been hospitalized at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo since March 30, when the vehicle he was driving on a slick, snow-covered 11th Street North in Moorhead left the road and hit the utility pole. Officers at the scene said Norman was unresponsive and appeared to have some sort of medical condition.
FARGO — A 26-year-old Moorhead woman is facing four felony charges, including manslaughter, stemming from a fatal car crash last summer. Chelsey Rose LaCroix pleaded not guilty Thursday, April 12, in Cass County District Court to felony counts of manslaughter, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and possession of stolen property, and to a misdemeanor count of aggravated reckless driving. According to court documents:
FARGO — Despite conversations about possibly closing polls an hour early in Cass County, the auditor said he's in favor of keeping polling hours the same.
MOORHEAD — CNN conservative political commentator and former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum was paid $10,000 to speak at Concordia College earlier this week.