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 — The officer responding to a domestic abuse disturbance call in south Fargo this week was the beat partner of late Officer Jason Moszer. Officer Jacob Rued shot and wounded 28-year-old Orlando Estrada on Wednesday, March 21, after Estrada opened the apartment door brandishing a large knife. Two years ago, Moszer was mortally wounded when also responding to a domestic call in north Fargo on Feb. 10, 2016. The suspect, Marcus Schumacher, was armed with a 243-caliber Winchester bolt-action rifle that he used to kill himself and 33-year-old Moszer.
FARGO – During a time when the gun debate has ramped up across the country, area law enforcement officers have shot four people in the past 40 days. All four shot in the confrontations are age 32 or younger. One shooting was fatal. The other three who were wounded face criminal charges in Cass or Clay county district court. Meanwhile, eight area officers are on standard paid administrative leave from the 10 law enforcement agencies responding to the crime scenes stretching 17 miles across the Fargo-Moorhead area.
FARGO — Even though the calendar says it's spring, heavy snow and strong winds are predicted for Fargo-Moorhead this week. The National Weather Service announced Wednesday, March 21 — the second day of spring — that as much as 8 inches of snow could fall on the metro area and throughout southeast North Dakota and west central Minnesota.
FARGO — In the event that President Donald Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a local organization here is joining with a national rapid-response protest dubbed "Nobody is Above the Law." Indivisibile F-M will hit the streets the same day or following day if Trump decides to fire Mueller as he did suddenly last week with other top officials including Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national security adviser H.R. McMaster.
FARGO — Another protest against gun violence is taking place here this weekend in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla. March For Our Lives this Saturday, March 24, in Washington, D.C., has sparked more than 800 other marches around the globe planned for that day, including here in Fargo-Moorhead.
MOORHEAD – Authorities are responding to a report of a house fire in south Moorhead. The call came in at 9 p.m. Monday, March 19 to 1924 29th St. Cir .S. According to dispatchers, a woman allegedly set an oil can on fire in her living room because her boyfriend wouldn't come home. A spokesperson with the Moorhead Fire Department said one individual was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. The state fire marshal is on scene investigating the cause of the fire and will release more information as it becomes available.
FARGO — A group of plaintiffs that includes a North Dakota lawmaker and a former gubernatorial candidate has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a statute that, the plaintiffs argue, attempts to give away nearly $2 billion of the state's mineral rights and royalties. Rep. Marvin Nelson, D-Rolla, and Paul Sorum, who ran for governor most recently in 2016 as a Republican, held a news conference in Fargo Monday, March 19, to discuss the suit that was filed in January in Cass County District Court.
MOORHEAD — A pool of six finalists for the position of Moorhead Public School superintendent was announced Monday, March 19, including two of the district's assistant superintendents. All other candidates are currently serving as superintendents in other Minnesota school districts.
FARGO — To accommodate growth in south Fargo, the Board of Education is looking at purchasing land near Davies High School. On Tuesday, March 13, board members considered the recommendation of the district's planning committee to pursue making an offer on two parcels of land along 76th Avenue South. Goldmark Real Estate is asking approximately $2.2 million for 76.3 acres south of Davies. Board members unanimously voted Tuesday to proceed with soil testing to ensure the land is suitable for future development.
MOORHEAD — The city's chief administrator will get a salary raise following her first performance review. Christina Volkers, who was hired as city manager in January 2017, said she was pleased with the City Council's unanimous decision Monday, March 12, to increase her salary by $7,500. Her starting salary with the city was approximately $153,000, according to City Attorney John Shockley.