1. 3 shot behind downtown Fargo bar; conditions unknown

Police on patrol in downtown Fargo found three people with gunshot wounds in the 500 block of Broadway early Sunday morning, Feb. 21, the Fargo Police Department said in a statement.

The officers found the wounded after hearing gunshots in the area, according to police spokeswoman Jessica Schindeldecker. Ambulances transported the wounded to a local hospital and the extent of their injuries was unclear as of 1:30 a.m.

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2. Battle brewing over plan to cut down 82 trees for road project in Fargo park

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Mark Taggart and Mike Graalum, members of a group called Defend Lindenwood Park, walk Wednesday, Feb. 17, through an area of the south Fargo park where a $1.5 million road project is planned. C.S. Hagen / The Forum
Mark Taggart and Mike Graalum, members of a group called Defend Lindenwood Park, walk Wednesday, Feb. 17, through an area of the south Fargo park where a $1.5 million road project is planned. C.S. Hagen / The Forum

FARGO — As the Fargo Park Board moves forward with a $1.5 million project to move the loop road in Lindenwood Park to higher ground, a group of concerned citizens is preparing to challenge the plans, saying that too many ancient trees would have to be cut down.

Braving below freezing temperatures early Wednesday, Feb. 17, Mark Taggart and a few friends from the online group Defend Lindenwood Park, which has about 140 members, pointed out trees in the area slated for removal in the south Fargo park along the Red River.

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3. In North Dakota, small lakes becoming a powerhouse for walleyes

With walleyes growing faster in North Dakota's new prairie waters, anglers have opportunities to catch good-sized fish a few years after the lake is stocked. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
With walleyes growing faster in North Dakota's new prairie waters, anglers have opportunities to catch good-sized fish a few years after the lake is stocked. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)

GRAND FORKS -- Somewhere between Minnesota and Montana – without getting too specific – there’s a lake barely large enough to warrant more than a dot on a North Dakota highway map.

Its walleye population could be the stuff of which fishing dreams are made.

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4. No. 1-ranked Bison ride defense, running game to power past Youngstown State

North Dakota State's Kobe Johnson leaps into the endzone on a 15-yard touchdown run against Youngstown State at the Fargodome on Sunday, Feb. 21. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Kobe Johnson leaps into the endzone on a 15-yard touchdown run against Youngstown State at the Fargodome on Sunday, Feb. 21. David Samson / The Forum

FARGO — North Dakota State got the first spring season in Division I FCS football history off to a winning start Sunday afternoon. The Bison did it with a productive ground game and a defense that made life tough on Youngstown State.

NDSU defensive end Spencer Waege helped lead the defensive charge with 2.5 tackles for a loss, including a half sack. The Bison limited the Penguins to 171 yards in a 25-7 victory at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome before a pandemic-limited crowd of 6,578 fans.

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5. 'Every point mattered': Lisbon clinches Class B wrestling duals championship 3-peat by way of tiebreaker

Lisbon's Boeden Greenley leaps to celebrate his final match pin of South Border's Baxter Sand to clinch the North Dakota state wrestling championship dual on Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Lisbon's Boeden Greenley leaps to celebrate his final match pin of South Border's Baxter Sand to clinch the North Dakota state wrestling championship dual on Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

FARGO — Lisbon needed every last point in order to claim its third straight duals championship at the North Dakota Class B state wrestling tournament on Saturday at the Fargodome.

The Broncos won the championship dual over Region 1 rival South Border 33-33 thanks to tiebreaker criteria F: the team giving up the least number of forfeits.

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