Kim Hyatt / Forum staff writer
FARGO — Emergency crews battled a north Fargo apartment fire the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 2. The call came in around 6 p.m. for a fire at 1133 4th St. N. Battalion Chief Craig Nelson said shortly before 7 p.m. that crews had most of the fire extinguished and firefighters had moved into the attic to ensure the fire was contained. All residents were evacuated and no injuries have been reported, Nelson added. No further details on the cause of the fire was immediately available.
MOORHEAD — Despite a delay in delivering the annual State of the City address, Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams said she was pleased with progress made in 2016 and wants to continue seeing the city move forward.
MOORHEAD -- Officers responded to reports of a customer with a gun at Gate City Bank on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Shortly after 4:30 p.m., the Moorhead Police Department arrived at Gate City Bank, 305 8th St S., after “we had vague information of a person inside the bank that may have been in possession of a gun -- not displaying it, just being in possession of it,” said Sgt. Toby Krone. Krone said there is “no information of a robbery” and “we don’t really have a crime to be searching for anybody right now.”
MOORHEAD -- It was a celebratory, and at times somber, ceremony at the Moorhead Law Enforcement Center on Friday, Jan. 27, as Police Chief David Ebinger welcomed three new members to his department while also remembering the upcoming anniversary of fallen Fargo police officer Jason Moszer. “This is a difficult time to be a police officer,” Ebinger said. “For people that love you, it’s a time where you have concerns.”
MOORHEAD — Farmers from around the region gathered at Minnesota State Community and Technical College on Tuesday, Jan. 23, to provide feedback on the 2018 farm bill for U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office as part of a two-day tour. The tour kicked off Monday in southern Minnesota with stops in Owatonna, New Ulm and Marshall, and continued into Tuesday at Willmar and Morris before wrapping up in Moorhead.
FARGO — On the eve of the presidential inauguration, theaters here and hundreds across the country joined together for a project shining a light on inclusion and compassion.
FARGO—Mary Jo Schmid remembers participating in her first demonstration. It was 1968, and she was just 11 years old when she marched in the Twin Cities with her father following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Now Schmid, 61, of Colfax, is marching in the Women's March on Washington, a demonstration that could be one of the largest protests in U.S. history. She will be attending the march in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 21, with her husband, Brent Larson, and good friends Linda and Dave Anderson of Moorhead.
MOORHEAD -- The progression of technology does not translate to the steady improvement of humanity. They are not one and the same. That was the message shared at Concordia College on Martin Luther King Jr. Day by keynote speaker Shaun King, senior justice writer for the New York Daily News and renowned activist with the Black Lives Matter movement. King learned this from one of his most influential college courses that he initially wanted to drop because it sounded so boring, he said.
FARGO—The Fargo City Commission kicked off the New Year with another tax incentive for a developing business in the region, but one commissioner is hopeful that new policy changes will curb the number of tax exemptions the city hands out to businesses in the future. At the commission's first meeting of 2017 on Tuesday, Jan. 3, a 5-year tax exemption worth $500,000 was approved for Sioux Falls, S.D.-based company Midcontinent Communications to build a new, tier III data center at 4624 28th Ave. S.
FARGO -- The Fargo Sears store at the West Acres Shopping Center here is among 150 Sears closures slated nationwide for early this year. The closures were reported by Business Insider on Wednesday, Jan. 4, after the magazine obtained internal documents outlining the company’s plans to shut down a total of 108 Kmart stores and 42 Sears stores by April.