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Morning headlines: Fargo man found guilty of killing teen Jupiter Paulsen in random knife attack

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Arthur Kollie and his lawyer Eric Baumann listen to the prosecution's closing arguments during Kollie's trial in Cass County District Court on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.
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FARGO — A jury has found a Fargo man guilty of murdering a 14-year-old girl , brushing aside arguments that mental illness overtook his sense of reality during the attack.

Jurors deliberated for about two hours on Thursday, Sept. 15, in Cass County District Court before finding 24-year-old Arthur Prince Kollie guilty of felony counts of murder, robbery and aggravated assault in the death of Jupiter Paulsen.

Jupiter Paulsen.Photo provided by family

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Jupiter's family members hugged each other after the verdict was read. The girl's mother, Antonia Johnson, called the guilty verdict a relief, saying it allows the family to start healing and moving forward. Full story here.

Driver ticketed after rollover crash in Fargo

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A car is flipped upside down after police said the driver hit a parked car late Thursday night, Sept. 15.
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FARGO — A driver got a ticket after crashing his car into another one, then rolling all the way upside down late Thursday night, Sept. 15.

According to Fargo police, the call came in at 10:14 p.m. to the 4000 block of 19th Avenue South, which is just southeast of the YMCA's Schlossman branch.

The driver — identified as Yakub Ajiboye — hit a parked car on the side of the road, which caused his car to flip over.

Ajiboye had minor injuries after the crash, but refused to be treated for them.

He was cited for Failure to Have the Vehicle Under Control, which carries a fine of $60, according to Fargo city code. Full story here.

Fargo Fire Department responds to 6 elevator malfunctions in single day

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The Fargo Fire Department responded to these six locations for elevator rescues on Thurs. Sept. 15.
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FARGO — A string of elevator malfunctions resulted in six different building rescues of trapped occupants by the Fargo Fire Department on Thursday, Sept. 15.

“Crews are doing their best to go building to building,” said Jason Ness, Fargo Fire Department battalion chief, adding it's rare to have so many elevator malfunctions back-to-back.

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It typically takes the fire department roughly 15 minutes to get people out of the stopped elevators, Ness said.

He suspected the elevator malfunctions were caused by a power outage in the southwest corner of the city. Full story here.

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