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Here is your InForum Minute morning briefing for Wednesday, Nov. 3.


Cliffton Washington, 44, Milwaukee

A Milwaukee man is facing several drug possession charges after North Dakota state troopers arrested him following a traffic stop Monday, Nov. 1.

According to troopers, Cliffton Washington, 44, led them on a 15-mile chase from Casselton, N.D., before rolling his vehicle in West Fargo.

Washington is facing five felonies, including possession of heroin, fentanyl, ecstasy and a firearm.

He's scheduled to be in court Wednesday, Nov. 3. Full story here .

West Fargo Public Schools notifies parents, students of Sheyenne sophomore's death

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Sheyenne High School, October 2021. Wendy Reuer/The Pioneer


WEST FARGO — Parents and staff at West Fargo Public Schools were notified that a student died in an email on Monday, Nov. 1.

Kaeden Steiner, 15, was a sophomore at Sheyenne High School.

In an email to Sheyenne families, the district wrote, "Everyone at SHS wants you to know that we are here to help you and your student(s) in any way we can."

Students were notified of Steiner's death by their classroom teachers or other adults Tuesday morning. Full story here.

Threat at Detroit Lakes High School resolved, say police and school officials

A Detroit Lakes police cruiser sits outside the Detroit Lakes High School on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 after an overnight threat was received against the school. The campus was closed to the general public, while students remained inside and were required to stay there during their lunch period. (Michael Achterling / Detroit Lakes Tribune)

Detroit Lakes High School was temporarily closed to the public on Tuesday, Nov. 2, after an anonymous threat made to the school in the early morning hours prompted a police investigation.

Principal Joshua Omang sent out an email to parents of DLHS students early in the morning, noting that a threat of violence had been received and was being investigated. Omang also stated that there would be "a large police presence" at the school, as a precautionary measure, and added, "We are also checking every student backpack this morning.” Full story here.


Police crack down on street racing on Fargo streets

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Fargo Chief of Police Dave Zibolski. Chris Flynn / The Forum

FARGO — Police Chief David Zibolski presented information about a police crackdown on speeding and racing on Fargo’s thoroughfares to the City Commission on Monday night, Nov. 1.

Officers have handed out 71 citations for speeding and racing as part of the public safety effort.

Officers focused their enforcement on three traffic corridors where speeding has been a problem: the 1800 block of 19th Avenue North, the 2100 block to the 4000 block of 25th Street South and the 2500 block to 3600 block of 64th Avenue South. Full story here.

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