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 cost of the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project has increased $600 million, bringing the total price tag to $2.75 billion, officials said Monday, Dec. 3. The Diversion Authority said the increase is due to delays in the project and design changes from Plan B, a revised project design that incorporated suggestions from a task force led by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum in an effort to reach consensus and allow the stalled project to move forward.
FARGO — Chase Grindberg said he saved about $100 in his intro to psychology class at North Dakota State University by using a free online textbook rather than buying the physical book.
FARGO — A father of three students attending Fargo Public Schools is challenging district officials to address dress code policies he says are gender-biased and send a message of body shaming to female students. Martin Fredricks said his son and two daughters come home from school often with stories about peers being "coded" for wearing spaghetti strap tops that are too revealing, pants that are too tight, or skirts and shorts that are too short.
FARGO — William Hoehn says his involvement in the murder of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind is not the same as the crime of his former girlfriend, Brooke Crews, who admitted to conspiring to kill the pregnant mother and cutting her baby from her womb in August 2017.
FARGO — A detail that came to light in last month's high-profile trial in the grisly case of slain Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was that drones were used to surveil the suspects. This technically-advanced tactic isn't typically used here, but the Fargo Police Department teamed up with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to enhance levels of surveillance in the murder and kidnapping case that rocked the region and country.
FARGO — In delivering a forceful message on behalf of his family, the father of slain Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind said he was angry with law enforcement and the legal system for acquitting a co-defendant in his daughter's murder. "She didn't deserve this, neither did Haisley (LaFontaine-Greywind's daughter)," said Joe Greywind, flanked by his wife, Norberta, and daughter, Kayla. His breath lingered in the cold air with a "March for Justice" banner as the backdrop.
FARGO — A caller reported a man shot himself, but Fargo police are looking for a homicide suspect after finding a man shot dead Friday, Sept. 21. Christopher B. Riley has been identified as the suspect, said Deputy Chief Joe Anderson in a news release. The victim's identity has not been released. Riley remained at large early Friday evening. It was unknown if he was still in the Fargo-Moorhead area, police said.
FARGO—It's been four years since Tommy Bearson was mysteriously killed, and investigators have yet to name a single suspect or motive behind the homicide of the 18-year-old North Dakota State University freshman. Bearson was only four weeks into nursing school at NDSU when he went missing Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Three days later, his body was found in an RV sales lot in north Moorhead, far from his Reed Hall dorm room.
FARGO — Although the crowd was notably smaller than the last time President Donald Trump touched down in Fargo, demonstrators showed up with signs and chants on Friday, Sept. 7, to welcome and protest him. Roughly 60 people gathered near the Delta Hotels by Marriott in south Fargo where Trump attended a fundraiser for the Senate campaign of Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., who's trying to oust incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.
WASHINGTON — During Cass County Commissioner Rick Steen's first trip back to the nation's capital since 9/11, the elected official said he and two colleagues learned a lot and walked away with resources and relationships to address issues like the opioid crisis and workforce shortages.