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Morning headlines: Cass County Sheriff's Office conducting active shooter training in Casselton

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Central Cass High School in Casselton
Central Cass High School in Casselton, N.D., hopes to start an alternative program for at-risk middle school and high school students who are on the path toward dropping out. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

CASSELTON, N.D.— The Cass County Sheriff's Office will be conducting active shooter and threat situation training at the Central Cass School, 805 5th St. N. from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17.

The training will include an abundance of law enforcement, fire, EMS vehicles and other personnel. The public is asked to remain aware of the training as many first responders will be seen entering the area.

For more information, contact the Cass County Sheriff's Office at 701-241-5807.


Fargo Cass Public Health offers back-to-school immunization clinics for students

Fargo Cass Public Health facility located at 1240 25th St. S., in Fargo.
The main Fargo Cass Public Health building at 1240 25th St. S., in Fargo. David Samson / The Forum
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FARGO — Fargo Cass Public Health is hosting two back-to-school immunization clinics in honor of National Immunization Awareness Month.

FCPH will hold clinics on Aug. 17 and 18 at the main building, 1240 25th St. S., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is available at ForAllofUs.com, but appointments are not required.

All recommended child and teen immunizations will be available. The organization hopes to get students caught up on their vaccinations that were disrupted by the pandemic. More on that here.

Fargo School Board president recommends reinstating Pledge of Allegiance at meetings

Fargo Public Schools office building
The Fargo School District's administrative office building. Forum file photo

FARGO — The Fargo School Board has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, where it may reinstate the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of board meetings.

Board President Tracie Newman called for Thursday's meeting and is recommending the board reinstate the pledge after the school district received widespread backlash over a decision the board made last week.

At an Aug. 9 meeting, the board voted 7-2 to reverse a decision it made at a March 22 meeting to begin reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of board meetings. Full story here.

Officer Campo to Coach Campo: Cop nearly killed in line of duty takes over esports program at Concordia

Lucas Campoverde is the new esports coach at Concordia College. The former Grafton police officer was forced to medically retire after being shot multiple times serving a warrant two years ago.
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MOORHEAD — In the basement of the Park Region dorms on the Concordia College campus you will find Lucas Campoverde playing video games.

The 24-year-old is not a student, rather Coach Campo.


He's in charge of the college's new esports program.

"I can't imagine anything else I'd rather be doing," he said.

For Campoverde video games have been a huge part of his life since he was a little boy, playing video games with his dad.

Campo's full story here.


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