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Morning headlines: Fargo man guilty of firing shots into Radisson Hotel being sentenced today

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Henry Aiken said during an interview at the Cass County Jail on Monday, Oct. 4, that he was "really happy" that a jury found him not guilty of attempted murder and aggravated assault in connection with a shooting at the Radisson Hotel in November 2019. Chris Flynn / The Forum.

FARGO — Shortly after jurors found him not guilty of attempted murder and aggravated assault charges, Henry Aiken said in an interview at the Cass County Jail on Monday afternoon, Oct. 4, that he was grateful.

"I appreciate the jury being honest and not looking at the uniform," Aiken said, referring to the orange clothing the Cass County Jail provided him, which he wore during his trial last week on charges stemming from a shooting at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Fargo on Nov. 15, 2019.

"It's not about what you've got on, it's about the truth," Aiken said, paraphrasing something Judge John Irby said at the beginning of Aiken's trial in Cass County District Court on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, terrorizing, reckless endangerment and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Oct. 2021 story on his conviction here.

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North Dakota asks public to report bald eagle nests

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A bald eagle perches in a tree overlooking the sidewalk where Eagle Spot volunteers will set up spotting scopes and binoculars every weekend through March 21. Forum Communications Co.

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is seeking the public's help in locating bald eagle nests.

The department wants to know about nests with eagles present, not individual eagle sightings, said conservation biologist Sandra Johnson, who noted that it’s easy to spot an eagle nest because of its large size.

Eagles lay eggs in early to mid-March, and the eggs hatch about a month later.

There are nearly 350 active bald eagle nests in 47 of North Dakota's 53 counties. Historically, nests were found along rivers, but these days bald eagles will nest in trees in fields or anywhere food is available, Johnson said.

Nest sightings can be reported online at gf.nd.gov. Observers are asked not to disturb the nests.

Suite Shots in Fargo ready for Monday opening

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FARGO — With spring arriving, a lot of people will be itching to get out on the golf course soon.

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But in a few days, the newest golf and entertainment complex opens in town — and there is nothing like it in the area.

Suite Shots is all about technology and year-round golf. The netting stretches 155 feet in the air. There are three levels of golf suites that overlook a 250-yard long green space with nine targets. The soft opening is Monday, April 4.

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