Forum staff reports
FARGO — A 42-year-old Fargo man was arrested as part of an underage sex sting this week. During the undercover operation, dubbed Guardian Angel, detectives posed as a female under the age of 18 and communicated with 39 people about exchanging money for sex acts, according to Fargo police.
Election Day is just weeks away, and if you haven't decided who to vote for, now is the time to learn about the people seeking your vote. The Forum's voter guide includes candidates for all statewide and individual legislative races. The candidates have answered questions in their own words, and their responses have not been altered. In some cases, candidates have not responded to our request for participation in the voter guide.
FARGO — A car smashed into a building in Fargo about 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The crash is under investigation, but police at the scene said it appeared the car swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle and ended up leaving the road and striking the corner of a building at 29 N. University Drive. No injuries were reported. The car was towed away minutes after the crash.
Forum sports reporter Chris Murphy, WDAY sports reporter Joel Sipper and Forum/West Fargo Pioneer sports reporter Clay Cunningham discuss North Dakota state tennis, state soccer, another week of high school football in North Dakota and Minnesota, volleyball and cross country.
FARGO—Fargo-Moorhead's last remaining KMart has escaped another round of store closures. On Monday, Oct. 15, Sears Holding Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from creditors and announced plans to close 142 underperforming Sears and KMart stores by the end of the year. Neither Fargo's store on University Drive South nor the Grand Forks KMart were included on a list of stores expected to close. In Minnesota, the retail will close Sears stores at 12431 Wayzata Blvd in Minnetonka and at 425 Rice Street in St. Paul. Liquidation sales are expected to begin soon.
FARGO — Comedian-ventriloquist Jeff Dunham — and his colorful cast of characters — is coming back to Fargo early next year.
FARGO — A sentencing date of 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, has been slated in the case of William Hoehn, who's pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit kidnapping and one count of lying to police in the death of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind . Hoehn was acquitted at trial in September on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of LaFontaine-Greywind.
WEST FARGO — The Three Rivers Garden Club is holding its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the West Fargo Public Works Building, 810 12th Ave. NW.
GRANDIN, N.D. — A Fergus Falls, Minn., woman was hurt Monday, Oct. 15, when the SUV she was driving struck guard cables on Interstate 29 near Grandin. Janice Kuchar, 54, was southbound on the interstate about 11 a.m. Monday when her SUV veered across the highway and struck guard cables on an overpass over the Elm River near Grandin, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
FARGO — A bird struck the front of an airplane after it took off from Hector International Airport Saturday afternoon. No injuries were reported. Because of the collision, the plane was forced to return to Hector and land. United Express flight 4619 was headed to Denver. "Shortly after takeoff, Trans States Airlines flight 4619 from Fargo to Denver operating as United Express experienced a bird strike and returned to field safely," Andrea Hiller, a spokeswoman for United Airlines, stated in an email. "The flight took off for Denver shortly after."