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The InForum 5: Getting you caught up on the top five stories of the day, all in one place

Just catching up? Here are the top five stories of the day for March 20, 2017 on

5.) NDSU's Werner going to give pro football a shot

North Dakota State basketball player Dexter Werner, who just finished his decorated career with the Bison, is not done with athletics. He’s going to give another sport a shot: Football.

The 6-foot-6, 225-pound center will participate in NDSU’s annual “Pro Day” next week. It’s the skills evaluation that attracts professional scouts from a number of NFL teams that was a national story last year thanks to quarterback Carson Wentz.

This year, Werner may very well be the story, albeit not on a national scope like Wentz. He’s being trained at Dynasty Performance in south Fargo, a facility run by former Bison football players Christian Dudzik and Cole Jirik.


4.) Suspect found dead after shooting at deputy, mail carrier in far NW Minn.

A northwest Minnesota man is dead after a standoff that law enforcement officials say was prompted by him firing a rifle at a mail carrier and a Polk County Sheriff’s deputy late Monday morning.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence at approximately 11:21 a.m. when a rural mail carrier reported a rear window of his vehicle was shattered by gunfire, according to a sheriff’s office press release.


3.) On foot, car theft suspect stops I-94 traffic, climbs on semi

A call that began as a stolen vehicle over the weekend ended with traffic at a standstill on Interstate 94 as numerous law enforcement agencies worked to apprehend a 25-year-old man who had climbed on top of a semi-truck.

About 1:51 p.m. Saturday, March 18, the Alexandria Police Department received a report of a vehicle stolen from NAPA Auto Parts in Alexandria.


2.) West Fargo AD 'shocked' by Packers coach resignation

West Fargo High School activities director Jay DeCann said he was "shocked" when he opened his email on Thursday, March 16, during the school's spring break and read Packers head boys basketball coach Josh Downey's request for an immediate resignation.

In the email Downey wrote to school administration on Thursday, he wrote that he needed to relocate his family for a new job. He asked that his resignation be immediately accepted. He then needed to write a formal request to the school board to be released from his teaching contract.


1.) Filmmakers shot video for 4 years for 4-minute Fargo time-lapse

A time-lapse video of Fargo that took years to film is making the rounds on social media.

The photographers who made the video say they hope it gets people excited to live in the valley.

For four years, Evan Balko and Preston Sternson endured the elements to create a time-lapse of people and places of Fargo, setting up a camera and tripod in rain and shine.

"When it all came together, it was an interesting experience to say, 'Wow I made this,' " Balko said.