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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MOORHEAD — A local architect and developer is looking to redevelop two historic properties along Center Avenue here. Kevin Bartram of MBA Investments LLC plans to make an event center out of the old Moorhead Armory and former car dealership site at 904 Center Ave. The Simon Warehouse just to the east at 8 10th St. N. would be transformed into a 60- to 65-unit residential complex. The Moorhead City Council will consider granting a total of $419,500 in tax exemptions for both projects at its Monday, Jan. 22, meeting.
MOORHEAD — The Courtyard-Marriott was full of speedy, singsongy sales pitches known as chants Thursday, Jan. 18, during the 30th annual Minnesota State Auctioneers Association Conference and Show. "I believe there are no two auctioneers with the same chant," said Lansing, Minn., auctioneer Dave Thompson, who won the statewide contest at last year's conference in Minneapolis. Not even twins carry the same chant.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — After more than a decade of tossing around ideas of what to do with the historic mental hospital campus here, city leaders have unanimously decided to seek state funding for demolition. If the city is successful in requesting $8.9 million of the state's bonding bill, the iconic, vacant tower building of Kirkbride Asylum, also known as the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center, would be the only city-owned structure left standing. "It's a difficult situation, but it's one that's necessary," said Mayor Ben Schierer.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — After more than a decade of tossing around ideas of what to do with the historic mental hospital campus here, city leaders have unanimously decided to seek state funding for demolition. If the city is successful in requesting $8.9 million of the state’s bonding bill, the iconic, vacant tower building of Kirkbride Asylum, also known as the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center, would be the only city-owned structure left standing.
WAHPETON — A bar here is seeking the city's permission for performers to give lap dances to patrons. The Oasis Stage Bar and Package Store, 512 Dakota Ave., is currently the only bar in Wahpeton with a cabaret license that allows for topless entertainment, according to Darcie Huwe, city finance director and auditor.
DILWORTH – As the population increases here, city leaders look to build a new $5.5 million housing development this spring and expand an existing neighborhood.
FARGO — Hamida Dakane came here alone from Kenya six years ago with the intention of earning a degree and returning home, but she's found a home here in Fargo-Moorhead, where she is a human rights activist dedicated to helping others. "There's too much need, and love, to leave," she said. "This is where my calling is." Dakane's contributions to the community are significant, and on Monday, Jan. 15, she will receive the Fargo Human Relations Award at the city's 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.
FARGO – Police here responded to a shooting at a north Fargo apartment late Thursday night, Jan. 11. An officer on patrol was flagged down just before 11 p.m. Thursday while stopped in the 600 block of 10th Street North, according to a post on the Fargo Police Department’s Facebook page.
FARGO – North Dakota State University officials identified the student found dead in a campus apartment on Wednesday, Jan. 10, as Noah Rockenback.
MOORHEAD — Sanford Health lab technician Pam Leiseth walked into the M&H gas station Friday, Jan. 5, with a biohazard bag full of paper-clipped money from 22 coworkers pooling their resources for a chance to win two massive lotto jackpots. "We won $4 off Wednesday's drawing," Leiseth said with a laugh. Only when the winnings get high do they team up, she said, and this weekend's lottos are some of the highest ever.