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 — The Drug Enforcement Administration saw a spike in methamphetamine seizures in 2018 throughout North Dakota and Minnesota, while similar data from local agencies is more of a mixed bag. “The whole Upper Midwest is just flooded in (meth) right now,” said Ken Solek, assistant special agent who oversees DEA operations in Minnesota and North Dakota. DEA seizure numbers showed a huge jump in North Dakota between 2017 and 2018, from about 3 pounds of meth to 61.8 pounds. Minnesota had a 74-pound increase in that time span, from 565 to 639 pounds.
WEST FARGO, N.D. — Gwen Sailer is a thrill-seeker, and the evidence is wrapped around her right wrist. Already this summer, the 15-year-old Fargo native has collected nearly a dozen speedway entry wristbands for racing in the sport mod class. On Friday, June 15, before zooming around the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, she was racing to the microphone to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" on her viola. "It's not a hard song, but it means a lot," she said.
FARGO — As many as 350 airline passengers destined for Minneapolis were diverted here to Hector International Airport Monday, Jan. 22, due to a major winter storm. "I don't recall this many people being stranded here for quite some time," said Shawn Doberstein, executive director of the Fargo Airport Authority. Diverted flights from Winnipeg, Los Angeles, Seattle and Denver started arriving in Fargo Monday afternoon, Doberstein said.