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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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.
FARGO — A significant warm stretch will move into the area Wednesday, Jan. 17, and last throughout the rest of the week, but expected wind chills may cause residents to look twice at their thermometers. Beginning Wednesday, the area will see mercury rise to the upper 20s, maybe even lower 30s, and lasting into the rest of the week. By the weekend, temps could reach the 40s.
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.
DILWORTH — City leaders here are hoping to partner with Habitat for Humanity once the city removes a blighted property to create more affordable housing. The home at 3 Adams Ave. has been in tax forfeiture since July 2017. It's located on the south side of town off County Road 78 directly across from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Dilworth terminal entrance.
FARGO — This week's somewhat balmy weather is about to make a bitter shift as the Red River Valley readies for winter to return in full force. For Fargo-Moorhead, that means blizzard-like conditions with a forecast of up to 4 inches of snow, wind gusts up to 35 mph and wind chills as low as minus 30 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.
MOORHEAD — The juvenile detention center here is doubling its capacity with a $7.5 million expansion and renovation of its existing facility that serves youth from 11 surrounding counties. West Central Regional Juvenile Center, 729 11th St. N., is a cooperative formed in 1997 with Minnesota counties Clay, Becker, Otter Tail, Douglas, Todd, Wadena, Grant, Traverse, Wilkin and Stevens. North Dakota's Cass County joined the co-op in 2015 after it closed its juvenile detention center in Fargo.
MOORHEAD — A plumbing issue caused the Moorhead Center Mall to close four hours early Monday, Jan. 8. The mall, 510 Center Ave., closed its doors at 5 p.m. for issues with plumbing.