Forum Staff Report
FARGO—An Alabama man on a mission to cut lawns in all 50 states satisfied his North Dakota obligation on Saturday, July 7. "He is a good mower, I wish he lived in this neighborhood," said Barb Zacher, referring to Rodney Smith Jr., who was just completing the job of mowing her backyard in north Fargo Saturday afternoon. Originally slated to be in Grand Forks on Saturday morning, Smith said in a Facebook post that he had "no luck" finding lawns in Grand Forks, so he said headed to Fargo instead.
FARGO — Two men were injured in a crash Saturday morning, June 30, on Interstate 94 in Otter Tail County, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Scott Lee Brevig, 46, Anoka, Minn., was eastbound in a Ford pickup around 8 a.m. when he rear ended a Peterbilt semi driven by Mike Dennis Baldwin, 55, Humble, Texas. The pickup then rolled over into the median. Both men suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, the Patrol said. Brevig was taken to Sanford Health in Fargo and Baldwin was taken to Lake Region hospital in Fergus Falls.
It's been 61 years since a tornado obliterated a northside neighborhood, more than 1,300 homes were damaged. There were 12 deaths and more than 100 people were injured. It is the worst tornado disaster in the history of North Dakota. The tornado was highly visible and had slow forward speed. Due to the visibility, the tornado was well-photographed, which was an important part of tornado research. Take a look at our coverage over the years.
FARGO — A fire damaged a garage Sunday afternoon, May 6, but no one was injured, the Fire Department said. Firefighters were dispatched around 4:40 p.m. to a house at 1036 16th St. N. after neighbors noticed smoke coming from the detached garage. Flames were coming through the roof when firefighters arrived but they extinguished it within a short time. There was no one home at the time. The fire is currently under investigation.
FARGO—North Dakota State belted out 11 hits to claim a 10-0 Summit League baseball win over Omaha Sunday. Carter Thompson went 3-for-4 with two RBI, three runs and two solo home runs. Matt Eisenpeter went 2-for-4 with one RBI, two runs and one solo home run. Bennett Hostetler went 2-for-5 with two RBI, Mason Pierzchalski went 2-for-4 with one RBI and Alec Abercrombie went 2-for-2 with two RBI and three runs.
FARGO—Fort Wayne struck for six straight hits and four runs with two outs in the fifth inning to defeat North Dakota State 5-2 in a Summit League softball game on Sunday. North Dakota State's scoreless inning streak was snapped at 40.2 innings. Shaina Eyre (6-9) limited the Bison to five hits.. Jacquelyn Sertic (20-8) worked the first 4⅔ innings and took the loss. Sertic and KK Leddy combined to strike out eight and walk two.
FARGO—The North Dakota State softball team swept Fort Wayne in a Summit League doubleheader, winning both games by a 5-0 score. In Game 1, Bison first baseman Vanessa Anderson drove four RBIs, three coming via a home run. Starting pitcher KK Leddy tossed a complete-game shutout for the Bison in the second game, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out five batters.
BROOKINGS, S.D.—South Dakota State's Mike Daum, who declared for the 2018 NBA draft earlier this month, has announced his intentions to return to the Jackrabbit basketball program for his senior season.
CAVALIER, N.D.—The 55-year-old man who was killed Friday, April 13, when his all-terrain vehicle left a rural road in Pembina County and was thrown has been identified. The crash victim has been identified by the North Dakota Highway Patrol as Dean Becker of Cavalier. He was driving his four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle on 134th Avenue Northeast, about 7½ miles northwest of Cavalier, when he left the road, entered a ditch and encountered rough ground, ejecting him from the vehicle, according to Sgt. Ryan Panasuk of the highway patrol.
FARGO—A celebration to observe the 10th anniversary of African Soul, American Heart will be held Thursday, April 19, at the Radisson Hotel. Participants can enjoy live music, cocktails and appetisers as well as learn about plans for the African Soul, American Heart students and see the trailer for a new documentary, "Bright Soldiers," scheduled for release next fall.