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FARGO — Attorneys for a man accused of fatally punching another man to death outside a downtown Fargo bar a year ago this weekend are seeking to hold his June trial outside of Cass County. Attorneys for Darren Patterson filed a motion to change the venue, which will be decided at a hearing scheduled for June 15. The jury trial is scheduled to start four days later in Cass County. Patterson is charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault and manslaughter and a misdemeanor count of simple assault.
FARGO — An 18-year-old Fargo man is accused of having sex with a 13-year-old underage girl at a Fargo hotel on Sunday, May 13, according to Cass County District Court documents. Dylan David Johnson is charged with a felony count of gross sexual imposition and is currently in custody at Cass County Jail.
FARGO — Drivers can now forgo long lines for a quick stop at a new kiosk in north Fargo to renew their vehicle registration.
FARGO — A local group of students and professors is looking to take the next step in bringing a permanent science museum to the Fargo-Moorhead area. After survey results showed overwhelming support for a "mobile" science museum, the Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum Project, a group made up of North Dakota State University professors and students, launched another survey to gauge public interest in a year-round, permanent science museum. According to NDSU geosciences professor Jessie Rock, the results show strong support. "People want this museum," she said.
FARGO — A local group of students and professors is looking to take the next step in bringing a permanent science museum to the Fargo-Moorhead area.
MOORHEAD — Attorneys gave their opening statements Monday, May 14, in the trial of Justin Critt who's accused of bludgeoning Melissa Willcoxon to death with a hammer and setting fire to the home she was house-sitting. Prosecutor Lori Conroy told the jury they will see images of Willcoxon's body "burned beyond recognition" and the results of an autopsy that showed she died before the fire from blunt-force trauma. Conroy claimed that 40-year-old Critt killed 49-year-old Willcoxon and started a fire to cover up the crime.
FARGO — "Worried." "Fearful." Those are words used by Fargo-Moorhead-area community leaders when talking about immigration policy changes coming from President Donald Trump's administration. Among the many changes, one that has many concerned is the number and pace at which countries are having their temporary protected status taken away. "It's a big challenge to us as a community," said Christian Harris, executive director of the New American Consortium here.
FARGO — What was supposed to be a quick drop-off turned into something else when Kelvin Daniels was randomly attacked by a man wielding a knife and found himself fighting for his life. "I wasn't prepared for a fight on concrete," he said. "I was in sweatpants and flip-flops." Daniels dropped off his friend at the Amtrak station in downtown Fargo at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, May 6. When he approached his car to go home a man, identified in court documents as Gabriel Messmer, rushed at him with a knife.
FARGO — The Red River Children's Advocacy Center will receive $300,000 over three years from United Way of Cass-Clay to increase the center's mental health services, the organizations announced Wednesday, May 9.
FARGO — A photo of people gathered around a fire has caught the attention of many across Fargo because of what some say the flame looks like.