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 — All 911 emergency lines in Cass and Clay counties, including Fargo-Moorhead, were down for nearly an hour because of an unknown problem late Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 1. Mary Phillippi, director of the Red River Regional Dispatch Center, announced at about 4:30 p.m. that the system's lines were not working and that CenturyLink, an Internet provider, had been notified of the problem. About an hour later, Phillippi said the system was working again. She said CenturyLink had not provided a cause for the problem.
COLFAX, N.D. — A special recall election on Thursday, Aug. 2, will pit three incumbents against five challengers seeking spots on the Richland 44 School Board — the governing body of a district rocked by scandal and turmoil in recent months, including allegations of sexual misconduct by male students. If the recall effort is successful in ousting the incumbents — former board President Lisa Amundson, Josh Mjoness and Sarah Myers — then recently appointed President Nathan Berseth would be the longest-serving member working alongside a group of newcomers.
FARGO — For many Somalis living in Minnesota and North Dakota, an announcement made by the President Donald Trump administration Thursday, July 19, was a relief. "It's great news," said Hukun Abdullahi, Executive Director of the Afro American Development Association in Moorhead. Abdullahi said he was "hopeful" after first hearing about the 18-month extension of the Temporary Protected Status for Somalia.
WEST FARGO — Six-year-old David Logulomo was obsessed with water — especially during these hot, humid days — but he didn't know how to swim. So his mother said they planned to take lessons this summer. She never learned how to swim living in South Sudan. But after starting a family in West Fargo 10 years ago, she thought it would be a good skill that would ease her fears of water. "When you are afraid of water, water can kill you," said mother Joyce Lino. Now Lino looks to take lessons someday with her 3-year-old son Jeremiah instead of David.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The mother of a 4-month-old boy who was found dead in a central North Dakota slough after a two-day search is expected to be charged this week. Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser said the charges could be filed as early as Tuesday, July 10, depending if States Attorney Frederick Fremgen reaches a decision. Justice Lange, 25, of Carrington, and reportedly living in Fargo, is expected to be charged in connection with the death of her son whose name is not yet being released by authorities.
WEST FARGO – Police Chief Heith Janke was visibly distressed as he briefed media Friday, June 29, on the tragedy that earlier unfolded a 90-second drive from the southside fire station. What began as a possible water rescue of a child Friday afternoon shifted to recovery of a body from a stormwater retention pond near the 2900 block of Fifth Street West in West Fargo’s Eagle Run neighborhood. “This is a sad day in West Fargo.
MOORHEAD — Ten-year-old Saima Velline of Avon, Minn., was determined to see the students from Parkland, Fla., on Tuesday, June 26. Saima and her mom drove 155 miles north to meet them in Moorhead after missing the Minneapolis stop of their Road To Change summer bus tour on Monday.
FARGO — The Fargo Theatre doesn't want politicians featuring it's iconic facade, marquee or logo in campaigns and political advertisements. Executive Director Emily Beck said Monday, June 25, that the theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and because of this, must remain apolitical. The theatre issued a news release Monday with the request to make it clear that the organization is neutral, adding that no elected official should use the image in campaigns or promotional materials.
FARGO—Sitting in her south Fargo apartment below a large oil painting of her brother, Betty Ann Peltier Solano sifts through hundreds of newspaper clippings about him. The headlines span more than 40 years and take Solano back to countless prison visits, hearings and trials she attended here and across the country in support of her brother, Leonard Peltier, an American Indian Movement activist that some paint darker than the image on Solano's wall.
WEST FARGO, N.D. — Gwen Sailer is a thrill-seeker, and the evidence is wrapped around her right wrist. Already this summer, the 15-year-old Fargo native has collected nearly a dozen speedway entry wristbands for racing in the sport mod class. On Friday, June 15, before zooming around the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, she was racing to the microphone to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" on her viola. "It's not a hard song, but it means a lot," she said.