Morning headlines: Fargo mom reeling with grief after 11-year-old son dies by suicide

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Counselors and psychologists will be working with the siblings of Nolan Wilson, who died by suicide on Jan. 26. His fifth-grade classmates at Clara Barton Elementary School have been writing letters, drawing pictures to honor the memory of him.
Contributed / Shushanna Perez-Noriega

FARGO — Nolan Wilson was a fifth-grader at Fargo's Clara Barton Elementary School. He dreamed of joining the Army one day. Now his mom is planning his memorial service.
"Anyone that knew my son knew him as the laughing, smiling, joking, helpful, amazing boy he was," Shushanna Perez-Noriega said of her boy.
Like any mom, Shushanna knows her kids, and her 11-year-old son Nolan.
"He had plans. He had things and ambitions," she said. Full story here.

Update: Shelter in place order lifted for south Fargo neighborhood

A Fargo Police Officer stands on the 3800 block of 22nd Street South in Fargo on Feb. 1.
Melissa Van Der Stad / The Forum

FARGO — A shelter in place has been lifted for the 3800 block of 22nd Street South and 3800 block of 21st Street South in Fargo.

According to a release from the Fargo Police Department, at around 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, officers responded to a report of a suicidal, 23-year-old man who had barricaded himself inside a residential home.


It was also reported that he had fired a round and pointed a gun a people he knew inside the residence. Full story here.

Man ran over, killed cat as he threw 2 cats from car near Fargo pound, police say

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A poster shows a man suspected of throwing two cats out of his vehicle and running over one, killing it as he drove away.
Fargo Police Department

FARGO — Fargo police are looking for a man who threw two cats out of his vehicle before running over and killing one of them.

On Facebook, the Fargo Police Department released images of Fargo Animal Pound security footage that caught the Jan. 23 incident. It shows a man in what appears to be a dark hoodie and blue hat carrying a black bag. Full story here.

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