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.
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.
MOORHEAD — Sanford Health lab technician Pam Leiseth walked into the M&H gas station Friday, Jan. 5, with a biohazard bag full of paper-clipped money from 22 coworkers pooling their resources for a chance to win two massive lotto jackpots. "We won $4 off Wednesday's drawing," Leiseth said with a laugh. Only when the winnings get high do they team up, she said, and this weekend's lottos are some of the highest ever.
FARGO — Diane Briggs says her life is an open book and she's now starting a new chapter. The reference librarian is retiring after 50 years with the city of Fargo, which makes her the longest serving city employee on record since the early 1990s. Briggs, 74, started her career in 1967 at the old Carnegie Library at Second Avenue and Roberts Street, where there's now a new parking ramp.
FARGO — The Fargo Public Schools business manager Broc Lietz has recently submitted his intent to resign. School Board head Jim Johnson confirmed Thursday, Jan. 4, that the board will accept Lietz's resignation at the upcoming board meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9. The district's accounting director, Jackie Gapp, is being recommended to replace Lietz, Johnson said.
MOORHEAD — In 2018, the Moorhead Police Department is looking to build on its training to deal with protests and demonstrations, following a year that saw major unrest elsewhere in the country. "When you have crowd-control issues or demonstrations, there's just some things you need to be up to speed on that keep people safe," said Moorhead Police Chief David Ebinger. "In this country, you should be able to express your views and go home in one piece."
FARGO — Madonna White Bear Azure remembers being the only American Indian in nursing school at the University of North Dakota back when she graduated in 1982. Now there are programs dedicated to recruiting and retaining native nurses at UND, and at North Dakota State University where the Indigenous Wisdom in Nursing (I-WIN) program had its first graduate in 2016.