Forum staff reports
FARGO — About 25 Republicans from District 27 gathered Tuesday, March 20, to endorse candidates for the North Dakota Legislature. Rep. Thomas Beadle was seeking the endorsement for the district's Senate seat, but that went to nursing advocate and Sanford Health administrator Kristin Roers. Beadle then went up against two other candidates for one of two House endorsements: incumbent Rep. Randy Boehning and James Kapitan, a retired Air Force colonel. Boehning and Beadle secured the district's House endorsements.
FARGO — Beginning Wednesday, March 21, 18th Avenue South between 11th Street and 10th Street South will close to through traffic. The closure is necessary to allow for the repair of a private sewer line. Westbound traffic will reopen on Friday, March 23, with eastbound traffic allowed on Monday, March 26.
NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. – A New York Mills woman was hurt when the vehicle she was driving spun out and rolled into the median on U.S. Highway 10 at 7:38 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, the Minnesota State Patrol said. Grace Elizabeth Jenson, 27, was driving a 2004 Buick Rainier eastbound on U.S. Highway 10 between Perham and New York Mills when it spun out on the ice and snow, entered the median and rolled, the patrol said.
LAKE PARK, Minn. – A Fargo man was injured when the car he was driving struck the back of a semi on U.S. Highway 10 when the road was covered with snow and ice Tuesday morning, March 20, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. James Harold Huether, 55, was driving a semi with a trailer eastbound in the left lane of U.S. Highway 10 at 8:54 a.m., when he slowed to turn north onto Becker County Road 7, the patrol said.
MOORHEAD – Fire investigators have concluded that arson was to blame for a house fire that injured a Moorhead woman, police Capt. Tory Jacobson said in a news release Tuesday, March 20. The fire at 1924 29th St. Circle S., near Ridgewood Park, was called in by the homeowner about 9 p.m. Monday, March 19, police said. The homeowner was the only person at the residence, and she suffered injuries from the fire that were not life-threatening, police said. The woman’s name was not released.
FARGO – A rash of graffiti appeared on properties in parts of the Village West and West Acres areas over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and police are asking for help tracking down the vandals. “The graffiti appears to be juvenile in nature, and not gang related,” police said in a news release Tuesday, March 20. The suspects are boys ages 11 to 14 wearing dark hoodies, according to police.
CHICAGO -- Bismarck Century sophomore Lauren Ware has been named North Dakota Gatorade player of the year for girls basketball. The 6-foot-4 forward helped the Patriots (26-1) to the Class A state championship earlier this month. Ware averaged 17.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.9 blocks, 2.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game.
BLUEBERRY TOWNSHIP, Minn. – A Nevis, Minn., man was injured when a turkey flew out of a ditch and smashed through the windshield of a moving pickup near here Sunday afternoon, March 18, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
MOORHEAD – Police here are seeking the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old runaway from Moorhead who’s been missing for nearly two months. Moorhead police are trying to locate Katlyn Morin, who’s been a runaway from Moorhead since Jan. 21, the department said on its Facebook page Monday, March 19. She’s believed to be in the St. Paul area, according to police.
BISMARCK—Hillsboro-Central Valley has a chance to do what no Class B boys basketball team in North Dakota has been able to do in 15 years—win back-to-back titles. Carson Henningsgard had 15 points and Jack Camrud added 10 points and 18 rebounds as the Burros hung on for a 54-51 win over Carrington in the semifinals of the state Class B basketball tournament Friday night.