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Here is your InForum Minute for Friday, Jan. 27.

Winter Alerts

FARGO — Updated Friday, January 27, 7:15 a.m.: Wind gusts topped 60 mph in spots last night. Fargo and Grand Forks both saw overnight gusts of 49 mph. Winds will remain in the 15 to 30 mph range with 40 mph gusts this morning before relaxing to 10 to 20 mph around supper time tonight. With strong winds still this morning, be on the lookout for areas of blowing snow and reduced visibility. Slick roads can also be expected today after some light snow and rain. This wind is also blowing in colder air, and temperatures will be going backwards all day. We'll be in the double-digits below zero by tomorrow morning. WDAY meteorologists will track the storm throughout the day.

Fargo man charged with breaking into church to watch porn

Desire Kiadii.
Cass County Jail photo

FARGO — A Fargo man is accused of breaking into St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church and using a church computer to watch pornography.

Desire Konkai Kiadii, 20, faces two counts of felony burglary in Cass County District Court.


According to court documents, Kiadii forced his way into St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church at 2302 12th St. S. on Jan. 1. Full story here.

North Dakota House advances bill banning drag shows in public, near children

North Dakota Rep. Brandon Prichard, R-Bismarck, urges House members on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, to vote for a bill that would restrict drag shows and cabaret performances.
Tom Stromme / The Bismarck Tribune

BISMARCK — A bill to restrict drag shows and cabaret performances in North Dakota is one step closer to becoming a law.

The North Dakota House of Representatives voted 79-13 on Thursday, Jan. 26, to advance House Bill 1333, which would prohibit “adult-oriented performances” in the presence of minors and on public property. Full story here.

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