Forum staff reports
DETROIT LAKES, MINN. – An arrest warrant has been issued for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from a community work assignment in Becker County.
MAYVILLE, N.D.—A 53-year-old woman was transported on Sunday, June 17, to the emergency room at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the hand. The unidentified rural Mayville woman was handling a firearm when she accidentally discharged it, resulting in a gunshot wound to her hand, Traill County Sheriff Steve Hunt said in a statement. The woman's family took her to Fargo for medical attention, he said. The matter remains under investigation by the Trail County Sheriff's Office.
ALEXANDRIA, MINN.—A Fargo man helped to rescue an elderly Minnesota woman whose drove off a bridge under construction on Interstate 94 and plunged into Lake Latoka near here. The accident happened Saturday afternoon, June 16. Beverly Edith Toso, 76, of Hoffman, Minn., was driving eastbound in a westbound lane of I-94 when she drove off a bridge that was being replaced.
WEST FARGO – A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a semi at a West Fargo intersection Thursday, June 14. Jeri Crissman, 53, of Fargo, was traveling south on a 1997 Harley Davidson motorcycle on Center Street, approaching Seventh Avenue North, when a semi turned into her lane, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
FARGO — Fargo Public Schools has hired Melissa Eidsness to be its next associate superintendent for elementary education. She starts July 1.
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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The Detroit Lakes Police Department is warning people to steer clear of unfamiliar critters after a wild animal, possibly a raccoon or fisher, attacked a 5-year-old boy on Friday, June 8. Detroit Lakes police took report of an animal that scratched the boy in the 600 block of West Avenue when he tried to pick it up, police said in a news release. The boy described it as looking like a large black cat.
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FARGO—A Moorhead man was injured in a motorcycle crash about five miles south of Lake Park, in Becker County, Minnesota. The Becker County Sheriff's Department said the crash happened in Cormorant Township around 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. The State Patrol said alcohol was a factor and the man was not wearing a helmet.
FARGO – It was breezy in Fargo on Friday, June 8, but nearby communities saw weather so severe it took down power lines and tipped over semis. Wind speeds up to 70 mph were recorded near Reynolds, N.D., about 5 p.m., said meteorologist Nick Carletta with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.