Forum staff reports
MOORHEAD—The Mayville State baseball team topped Concordia 13-5 on Thursday in a non-conference game. Tied at two going into the fifth inning, the Comets broke the game open with six runs. Three different players collected three hits for Mayville State. Brady Nygaard drove in a game-high three RBIs. Mason Penske went 1-for-3 and drove in two RBIs for the Cobbers. Penske also pitched an inning in relief, allowing one hit while striking out two batters. Concordia moved to 8-9 overall.
WEST FARGO – Firefighters extinguished a large blaze Thursday, April 19, that damaged three houses in a West Fargo neighborhood near Meadow Ridge Parkway. The fire started at 580 22nd St. E. and spread to the houses on either side of it. Homes on the street are built in close proximity to each other.
FARGO - With temperatures rising rapidly here in the coming days, the melted, snow-covered waters of the Red River are beginning to gain momentum. The Red River in Fargo is just over minor flood stage of 18 feet, and is expected to crest sometime this weekend around 19 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Despite relatively heavy snow totals around the region in April, only relatively minor flooding is expected this spring, according to John Wheeler, WDAY-TV Chief Meteorologist.
FARGO—North Dakota State football fans going to the annual Spring Game scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, will get their first experience with the new metal detectors at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. The dome this week released a few guidelines for fans: • It is recommended and encouraged that no unnecessary bags should be brought to the facility. The maximum size for a bag is 13 inches by 13 inches. A clear bag is encouraged but not required.
MOORHEAD—Concordia fell to St. Olaf 5-3 and 11-1 Wednesday in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference softball doubleheader. In Game 1, Abby Haraldson and Taylor Erholtz each had one hit for the Cobbers (4-20, 0-10 MIAC). Kayla Nack was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the second inning and grounded out for her second RBI in the seventh. Concordia's other run came on a St. Olaf error.
BECKER COUNTY – Two people have been arrested here as part of a drug trafficking investigation that turned up heroin and cocaine mixed with fentanyl along with about $20,000 in cash.
MOORHEAD – Minnesota State Community and Technical College has named Carrie Brimhall as its new president effective July 1. The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities announced the decision Wednesday, April 18, for M State, which has four campuses in the state, including in Moorhead.
MOORHEAD—The Meadows and Village Green public golf courses will open their driving ranges only on Friday, April 20, at 10 a.m. Both courses will officially open for the season on Sunday, April 22, at 10 am. No tee times will be taken with a first-come, first-serve basis. Cart use will be weather dependent. For more information, call (218) 299-7888 or visit moorheadgolf.com.
FARGO - Fargo police officers aided by a K9 arrested three people early Wednesday on charges related to a reported garage burglary and fleeing, the police department reported. Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of 20th Street North about 3:37 a.m. on a report of a burglary in progress, the department reported. According to the police report: When officers arrived on the scene, they set up a perimeter and started tracking with a K9. During the track, a vehicle fled the area and disobeyed commands by officers to stop.