FARGO — Gabriel Perez’s relationship with Miguel Cooley Sr., the man charged in his murder, was complicated. But it wasn’t what police detectives portrayed in court records, Cooley’s wife Izetta told The Forum in an exclusive interview. Prosecutors allege Cooley shot Perez early on Sept. 23 outside the McDonald’s on Fargo’s Main Avenue because he was jealous of a relationship the 20-year-old Perez had with his wife.
FARGO — The economic growth the U.S. now enjoys could end if voters don’t elect supporters of President Donald Trump’s agenda in the upcoming midterm election, his son warned at an oil industry event here Tuesday, Sept. 25.
FARGO — Police officers and firefighters went looking for a suicide victim in a south-side apartment Friday morning, Sept. 21, and found the victim already covered by a white sheet, according to Cass County District Court documents. Examining the body of Kevin Riley Sr., 60, police found evidence he had been in a fight before the shooting. The trajectory of the bullet, which entered his neck just below his right ear, suggested to the coroner that he likely didn’t kill himself, court documents stated
FARGO — Roses, rosaries and candles surrounded a framed picture of Gabriel Perez outside the McDonald’s on Main Avenue Monday, Sept. 24. “R.I.P. Gabe” was printed on one of the candles. The 20-year-old Fargo man was shot early Sunday while sitting outside the restaurant at 905 Main Ave., according to police, who identified him as the victim Monday morning.
FARGO — Declining enrollment at North Dakota State University is expected to cost the university some $5 million in lost revenue, the university said Tuesday, Sept. 18. That appears to include loss of tuition and loss of state funding, which is based on the number of credit-hours completed by students; fewer students means fewer credits.
FARGO — City commissioners may be asked for a mid-year budget increase if the budget team determines firefighters and police are underpaid, Mayor Tim Mahoney said at a hearing Monday night, Sept. 10. While a city pay study suggests the pay increase for all city employees in 2019 will keep pace with peer cities, the firefighters union has said firefighters are actually underpaid by 19 percent.
FARGO — Groundbreaking for downtown’s Block 9 highrise has been scheduled for 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, according to developers. The ceremony will be a public event with a family-friendly party on what’s now known as U.S. Bank plaza and speakers, including Mayor Tim Mahoney, according to Mark Dickerson, a spokesman for the R.D. Offutt Co.
FARGO – The new alignment of the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion is as good or better than all alternatives identified so far, Minnesota regulators said in a draft environmental review released Monday, Aug. 27. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources looked at 29 alternatives identified as part of the review done for the previous alignment, which regulators refused to permit, and three other alternatives.
FARGO — When Tim and Vanessa Lystad moved into their 97-year-old house near Island Park seven months ago, they found a lot to love except the garage, which was too small for both their cars. As they considered an upgrade, Tim Lystad said, they thought why not make it a three-stall garage? Then, he said, they thought why not turn the extra space under the roof into a bonus room?
FARGO — Two years ago, R.L. “Bill” Worth wrote a letter to the editor blasting the city’s special assessment policy, which had resulted in massive tax bills for homeowners in a portion of the Northport neighborhood.