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Morning headlines: Man struck, killed by train in downtown Fargo

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A train is stopped in downtown Fargo, off of 4th Avenue North, as police and BNSF workers investigate a man who died from getting hit by this train.
WDAY News

FARGO — A man is dead after getting hit by a train downtown, off 4th Avenue North, early Friday morning, Sept. 23.

According to Fargo police spokesperson Caitlin Pallai, police were called by BNSF to the train tracks at about 12:30 Friday morning.

Officers discovered the man under the tracks as they arrived on scene. Full story here.

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Man arrested for assault after fight in downtown Fargo

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Fargo police are seen just outside the Spicy Pie restaurant, 322 Broadway N, as they responded to a fight, where one man was arrested for assault.
WDAY News

FARGO — One man is in the Cass County Jail after a fight between two people led to an assault late Thursday night, Sept. 22.

According to police, officers were nearby the Spicy Pie restaurant, 322 Broadway N, when they heard and saw an argument between two people.

The two mutually agreed to start a fight, which led to one man repeatedly kicking the other in the head, police said. Full story here.

Trooper: No evidence North Dakota teen killed in crash was Republican extremist

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Shannon Brandt, 41, had his first court appearance via zoom from the Stutsman County Jail Monday, Sept. 19.
WDAY

McHENRY, N.D. — Evidence gathered against a 41-year-old man accused of killing an 18-year-old man in northeast North Dakota does not support the defendant’s claims that the teenager was a Republican extremist who called people to come after the suspect before the vehicle-pedestrian crash, a state trooper said.

Investigators continue to gather information and statements from witnesses connected to the Sunday, Sept. 18, death of Cayler Ellingson, who was fatally hit by a vehicle after a street dance in McHenry, a town of roughly 60 people about 50 miles north of Jamestown. Full story here.

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