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FARGO — Fargo police arrested a Cass County sheriff's deputy on suspicion of driving under the influence early Sunday, Jan. 6. Burgess Giple, 40, of West Fargo was arrested about 4 a.m. and was booked into the Cass C ounty Jail, according to the sheriff's office. Along with DUI, he was booked on suspicion of refusing a DUI test. Giple has worked for the sheriff’s office for less than a year, and he's currently a nonlicensed corrections deputy at the jail.
FARGO — Police here are looking for a 20-year-old man suspected of stabbing someone in the chest. At 4:06 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of Calico Drive South for a domestic disturbance. A few minutes later, authorities received a report of a stabbing at the same location, Fargo police said in a news release. The victim, who had been stabbed in the chest, was taken to a local hospital. The victim, whose identity was not released, is said to be in stable condition, according to police.
WEST FARGO — The West Fargo School District plans to host a news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, to discuss three recent lockdowns at Sheyenne High School that occurred over the course of seven school days. The third lockdown happened Thursday morning. At the news conference, Superintendent Beth Slette "will provide general details about the three incidents, explain the different levels of lockdown, and provide a perspective on the anxieties and stressors some of our students feel during the holiday season," the district said in a news release.
Leah Juelke, right, is awarded one of five national Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence during a ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Fargo South High School. Last school year, Juelke, a language arts instructor, was named North Dakota Teacher of the Year. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
FARGO — A Dunseith, N.D., man, who walked away from a halfway house here while awaiting sentencing in a fatal beating, has been ordered to serve 10 years and two months in prison.
FARGO — The call came in as my Saturday shift was winding down. It was almost 11 p.m., and I was the only Forum reporter on duty. The police scanner on my desk started squawking, and I heard a 911 dispatcher alert officers to a fight at the HoDo Restaurant and Lounge. Knowing the upscale bar was just a block from the newspaper's downtown building, I hustled out of the newsroom and down a couple flights of stairs.
FARGO — Doug Burgum kicked off his run for governor last year with a speech peppered with jokes, like the one about how he started a chimney sweep business in college. "I was looking for a job where I could stay in the black and move up fast," he quipped. Along with punchlines, there were also more than half a dozen moments in the 45-minute speech when the tech mogul touched on matters close to his heart, and his voice became strained with emotion or he had to pause because he was choked up.
WEST FARGO – Nobody was hurt in a blaze that destroyed a house here Thursday, June 1, West Fargo fire officials said. The fire was reported at 11:54 a.m. at 940 44th Ave. W. The first truck arrived at 12:06 p.m. and immediately confirmed that no one was in the house, West Fargo Fire Marshal Dell Sprecher said.
FARGO — After 28 years as a judge, Frank Racek knows what's wrong with the criminal justice system. He also has an idea of how to improve it. Racek and his law clerk, Matthew Dearth, have penned a five-page paper hoping to inspire a discussion among local officials about how to reform the system so it does a better job of rehabilitating people sentenced to probation in eastern North Dakota.
FARGO – A 43-year-old man suspected of aggravated assault was arrested after being involved in a Saturday night fight that left two other men unconscious outside the HoDo Restaurant and Lounge, Fargo police said. Darren Scott Patterson, of St. Paul, was being held at the Cass County Jail without bail, jail staff said. Patterson has not yet been charged.