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The Fargo Public School Board has received an abundance of attention locally and nationally about its Aug. 9 decision to not recite the Pledge of Allegiance prior to board meetings.
One lane along 13th Avenue South in Fargo will close between 17th Street South and 21st Street South on Monday, Aug. 15. The closure will allow road crews to perform street surface repairs.
'It's a time for love and celebration,' the organizer of the annual Pride in the community says.
Cass County could match or exceed 2021 drug overdose numbers, health expert says. Authorities warn residents of the dangers of overdoses and how to spot them.

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The festival has returned for its ninth annual event at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. The festival is set to begin on Friday, Aug. 12 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 14.
Oliver Tye could face up to 10 years in prison for each charge in connection to the shooting that injured a woman.
While more drivers are needed to cover the Fargo Public Schools routes, other school districts are still feeling a similar struggle to recruit drivers.
Police in Fargo have responded to four overdose incidents in the past few days, all believed to be tied to opioids.
The clinic that provides abortion services is vacating its downtown Fargo location in anticipation of North Dakota's abortion "trigger" law taking effect Aug. 26 following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that nullified Roe v. Wade.
The Fargo Fire Department is looking for individuals to join the firefighter team. Interested parties can apply from Aug. 15 to Sept. 5.

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The Fargo Park District's five outdoor pools will close in August, but the recreational pool at Davies High School will have two additional weekends.
The goal is to keep people safe, law enforcement said. In an effort to prevent exposing mental health experts and social workers to danger, officers typically won't call them to incidents involving violence, Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner said.
The Fargo School Board voted 7-2 in favor of rescinding a previous approved motion to begin their bi-weekly meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. The board ruled that the Pledge of Allegiance didn't align with the Fargo Public School District's diversity code.

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