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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FARGO — Brianna Cassady, a transgender woman, crisscrosses the country as a truck driver. In her travels, she says she uses women's restrooms around the nation without ever a conflict. But Cassady, 32, alleges a south Fargo spa discriminated against her this month when she was told to use the men's locker room before her regularly scheduled massage appointment. "I walked out of the salon in tears," she said.
FARGO — A 71-year-old Fargo man will not face criminal charges for fatally striking a 19-year-old bicyclist, who died in September from injuries suffered when he was dragged for a block under the man's car. Cass County prosecutor Tanya Martinez decided not to charge the driver, Dr. Theodore William Kleiman, after reviewing the police investigation, eyewitness statements and traffic camera footage, according to a declination letter dated Thursday, Dec. 7.
MOORHEAD — The Moorhead Youth Hockey Association plans to help renovate and expand a city-owned arena it uses to add a third sheet of ice, then re-name it "Cullen Hockey Center." The Moorhead City Council unanimously approved the first of two phases to improve the arena, 707 Main Ave. S.E., estimated to cost a total of $8 million. The city intends to issue taxpayer-backed bonds to pay for the upgrades in phase one. The addition of a third sheet of ice in phase two will be mostly funded by MYHA donations.
STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D. — The bus for the Minnesota State University Moorhead men's basketball team was involved in a crash Friday, Dec. 1, en route to the team's first conference game at University of Mary in Bismarck. North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper Benjamin Kennelly said the bus rear-ended a Buick minivan about 2:30 p.m. on Interstate 94, about 30 miles west of Jamestown.
FARGO — The temperature on Monday, Nov. 27, reached a high we haven't seen here since 1899. The National Weather Service said the thermometer registered 54 degrees Monday to tie the daily record high that was set in Fargo 118 years ago. "It's always fun to see a record from the 1800s," said Carl Jones, a weather service meteorologist in Grand Forks.
FARGO — A recent string of vandalism at North Dakota State University has resulted in thousands of dollars worth of estimated damages, an official said. NDSU Police Chief Bill Vandal said he believes a BB gun or pellet gun was used to shoot out windows at the university's Sanford Health Athletic Complex (SHAC) and at three nearby bus shelters along North University Drive.
FARGO — Mayor Tim Mahoney said he wants the city to be No.1 in football and energy savings.
FARGO — The Forum's Thanksgiving Day paper — like a lot of festive folks — travels far and puts on some extra weight for the holiday. Stuffed with hundreds of Black Friday ads for eager shoppers, Thursday's paper will tip the scales at approximately 4 pounds. A typical Thursday paper weighs less than 10 ounces. Dozens of drivers and carriers will travel more than 6,000 miles combined to deliver a little over 58,000 papers to homes around Fargo-Moorhead.
ARTHUR, N.D. — Outside Delon Cahoon's kitchen window is a grim reminder of what happened a few weeks ago when fire destroyed an iconic music venue he operated in this rural community 33 miles northwest of Fargo. Arthur's Barn burned Oct. 26. The state's fire marshal determined the cause to be an electrical malfunction resulting in intense flames fueled by high winds that consumed the historic building in under an hour. "I just wish it would have never happened," Cahoon said. "It was a legend I wish I could've kept going for another twenty years."
FARGO — Pancreatic cancer has captured Fargo-Moorhead's attention this year, in ways that were somber and in ways that showed signs of progress — an upcoming event will embody both. The Fargo-Moorhead Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Group will host its fifth annual event honoring survivors and loved ones lost to pancreatic cancer with a vigil and walk through downtown Fargo Thursday, Nov. 16.