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Morning headlines: Fargo police investigate gas station stabbing off of 13th Ave. South

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Fargo police detain one of two people in connection with a stabbing at the Exxon gas station off 13th Avenue south.
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Police are investigating a stabbing at the Exxon gas station off 13th Avenue South.

It happened Wednesday evening just after 9 p.m. Police say the victim was taken to the hospital. Their condition is unknown. Police say they detained two people after a foot chase. Video here.

2 Moorhead women injured in crash on Interstate 94

MOORHEAD — The Minnesota State Patrol has identified two Moorhead women who were hurt in a crash along Interstate 94 Wednesday night, Aug. 17.

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According to troopers, the driver, Shiraq Ahmed, 57, lost control of her car, went into the ditch, and hit the freeway wall on the east side.

She and her passenger, Ikram Sharif, 24, had to go to Essentia Health in Fargo with minor injuries, troopers said.

Their car was the only vehicle involved in the crash, and the airbags were deployed. The car was significantly damaged.

North Dakota prison guard broke rules on day of Chad Isaak suicide, report says

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Chad Isaak, who is accused of killing four at RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan in 2019, listens to testimony in his trial at the Morton County Courthouse on Monday. Adam Willis / The Forum

BISMARCK — Chad Isaak, who was convicted of killing four people at a Mandan business, died by hanging himself, according to the state medical examiner's office.

Also, a report released by the North Dakota Highway Patrol on Wednesday, Aug. 17, said a guard who was tasked with checking on Isaak at the State Penitentiary failed to follow proper procedures, though its unknown whether Isaak's death could have been prevented.

Isaak, 48, hanged himself in the State Penitentiary in Bismarck the evening of July 31 and at 6:24 p.m., he was pronounced dead at a Bismarck hospital emergency room, according to a report from the state medical examiner. Full story here.

Fargo School Board president recommends reinstating Pledge of Allegiance at meetings

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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.

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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.

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