Forum staff reports
MOORHEAD—No. 5 North seed Moorhead Park Christian defeated No. 12 North seed Lake Park-Audubon in the opening round of Section 6A volleyball playoffs 25-22, 25-23, 25-15 on Monday night.
FOSSTON, MINN. – No one was injured in a fire in rural Minnesota Monday afternoon. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a combine fire at 4:02 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 in section 25 of Queen township of rural Fosston. The combine was an early 1990s Case International Axial-Flow 1680, which was parked on a farm yard when it caught fire. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and the combine was destroyed. The Fosston Fire Department also responded.
MOORHEAD – The Moorhead Police Department will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to collect unwanted or expired prescription medications as part of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Unwanted or expired prescription medications are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and health hazards, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
MOORHEAD – As part of the city of Moorhead’s southeast Main Street underpass project, construction crews will be pile driving from now through the spring. Construction is taking place at 20th and 21st streets and Main, near Moorhead High School and Minnesota State University Moorhead. Pile driving is the installation of pilings through more than 100 feet of clay soils down to the stronger soils, called glacial till, to support the retaining walls and bridges, to prevent them from settling.
DODGE CITY, Kan. — Donny Schatz picked up his 20th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the season Saturday night at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. The win now marks six consecutive seasons in which Schatz has won at least 20 features — a World of Outlaws record. Before Saturday, Schatz's most recent win came on Sept. 5 at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore.
FARGO — A Moorhead man charged with murder in Fargo and jailed in Austin, Minn., is expected to be brought to the Cass County Jail sometime soon. Miguel Jay Cooley Sr., 44, waived extradition during a court hearing Monday, Oct. 22, in Mower County District Court. Cooley is accused of killing 20-year-old Gabriel Perez, who was shot early Sept. 23 while he sat on a curb outside of the McDonald’s restaurant on Main Avenue in Fargo.
FARGO — FirstLink recently received grant funding to add texting capabilities to its 211 helpline.
FARGO — The Jacksonville Jaguars have promoted rookie linebacker Nick DeLuca from the practice squad to their active roster, the team announced on its Twitter account on Monday. The 6-foot-3, 251-pound linebacker from North Dakota State will suit up for the team's game Sunday morning at 8:30 (CST) against the Philadelphia Eagles at London's Wembley Stadium. To make room for DeLuca, Jacksonville waived veteran running back Jamaal Charles. If DeLuca plays, he'll face his former teammate in Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.
FARGO — AARP Foundation's tax-aide program is looking to expand its team of volunteers in Fargo-Moorhead for the upcoming tax season.
MOORHEAD – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds farmers and their families that the Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is free and confidential. The toll free number is 833-600-2670.