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Morning headlines: Fargo man gets 20 years in prison for shooting 3 men outside bar

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Here is your InForum Minute for Tuesday, Sept. 13.

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Brandon Grant gives comments to Judge Tristan Van de Streek at his sentencing on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, at the Cass County Courthouse.
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FARGO — A 44-year-old man got 20 years in prison for shooting three other men behind a downtown Fargo bar after he was assaulted inside the establishment last year.

Judge Tristan Van de Streek sentenced Brandon Roosevelt Grant of Fargo on Monday, Sept. 12, in Cass County District Court for injuring Willie Earl Carr Jr., Tommie Trent and John Clemons early Feb. 21, 2021, behind the Bismarck Tavern. A jury in June found him guilty on three felony counts each of attempted murder and aggravated assault.

Claiming the shooting was self-defense, Grant said he plans to appeal the conviction. Full story here.

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Trailer catches fire in south Fargo

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Smoke rises from a trailer off Countryside Trailer Court South, as fire crews monitor a fire that happened there early Tuesday morning, Sept. 13.
WDAY News

FARGO — Firefighters were called to put out a trailer on fire early Tuesday morning, Sept. 13.

The call came in shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday, at 833 Countryside Trailer Court South, which is a couple blocks east of the Avalon Events Center.

According to Fargo Fire Marshal Ryan Erickson, crews were able to put the fire out quickly, and contain it to the one trailer.

No one was inside the trailer at the time, and no one was hurt, but a nearby home has some smoke damage, Erickson said.

Fire investigators will be on scene to try to figure out the cause, and no damage estimate was immediately available.

Moorhead extends property tax rebate program

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MOORHEAD — Moorhead City Council voted to extend the city's property tax rebate program another two years on Monday, Sept. 12.

Council members voted unanimously to extend the program, which expires every two years and allows newly constructed home owners to not pay property taxes for two years once construction is finalized.

The program, which is automatically applied to every new home built within Moorhead, incentivizes new growth, brings new residents to Moorhead and offsets costs associated with a new home.

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Governmental Affairs Director Lisa Bode says Moorhead, Clay County and the Moorhead School Board routinely come together to reevaluate the program every two years. Full story here.

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