Forum staff reports
SNELLMAN, Minn. – A woman was flown to a Fargo hospital with life-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle collision that was reported at 7:32 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, in Becker County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. A 2012 Honda CR-V, driven by Cindy Marie Swedberg, 59, of Blackduck, was westbound on Minnesota Highway 34. And a 2017 Kia Sorento, driven by Jackie Marie Post, 49, of Frazee, was eastbound when the vehicles collided on the eastbound shoulder, east of Toad Lake, the patrol said.
FARGO — The League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley will host a panel discussion titled ''Impacts and Relief from Payday Lending" from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, May 4. The discussion at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 722 2nd Ave. N. in Fargo, will feature Josh Huffman from Consumer Credit Counseling Services, Dean Grier of Neighbors Lending and Karis Thompson of Exodus Lending. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Mary Tintes at 701-238-0714.
WEST FARGO—West Fargo swept West Fargo Sheyenne 10-0 and 10-3 Tuesday in an Eastern Dakota Conference doubleheader.
WEST FARGO—Top-ranked West Fargo split a softball doubleheader with West Fargo Sheyenne Tuesday with a 12-1 win and a 13-10 loss. In the first game, Tori Nichols-Kraft went 2-for-2 and scored two runs for West Fargo while Courtney Boll went 2-for-3 and scored three runs. Nichols-Kraft was the winning pitcher.
MINNEAPOLIS—No. 21 Minnesota swept North Dakota State 3-0 and 6-1 in a college softball doubleheader on Tuesday. Amber Fiser allowed just one hit in the first game for the Gophers, which scored all of their runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Maddie Houlihan started the scoring with a two-out two-run double to left field. Sydney Dwyer followed with an RBI single.
FARGO—North Dakota State defeated Mayville State 8-5 Tuesday in college baseball. The Bison jumped out to an early lead, scoring one run in the first inning before exploding for seven in the second. Mason Pierzchalski led NDSU, going 2-3 with a double and two RBIs. The Comets made a push in the top of the sixth, scoring five to cut the lead to three, but the Bison bullpen closed the door, pitching a scoreless seventh, eighth, and ninth innings.
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. – Rachel Elizabeth Tso, 26, of Fargo has been identified as the victim in a deadly crash that started her pickup on fire Friday, April 27, in Otter Tail County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
FARGO — A Moorhead man entered an Alford plea Monday, April 30, in Cass County District Court on a felony deceptive writings charge. Mustafa O. Abdi had been accused of being involved in a vehicle title-washing scam. A jail sentence was deferred for a year, and Abdi was ordered to serve a year of unsupervised probation, court records show. Abdi must also perform 40 hours of community service within the next 90 days, and pay fines and fees totalling $775, records show.
FARGO—The Fargo City Commission will hold a brown bag meeting to present design alternatives for the Main Avenue reconstruction project from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the City Commission room at City Hall. Additionally, a public input meeting will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the same location. The public input meeting will allow residents to ask questions regarding the proposed reconstruction plan.
FARGO—The League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley is holding candidate forums for the June 12 election. A candidate forum for Fargo Park Board and Fargo School Board is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, April 30. A candidate forum for Fargo City Commission and Fargo mayor will be 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Both forums will be held at City Commission chambers, 200 3rd St. N. The forums are free and open to the public. For more information, call Mary Tintes at 701-238-0714.