Morning headlines: One arrested, one in critical condition following shooting in downtown Fargo

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Downtown Shooting
Police investigate a shooting at an apartment directly above Rhombus Guys in downtown Fargo.
Matt Henson/WDAY

FARGO — Police arrested a man for aggravated assault with a firearm after he turned himself in to authorities on Saturday, Oct. 1.

The arrest, announced on Facebook and Twitter, followed a shooting that happened after 9:30 p.m. Friday within the 600 block of Main Avenue.

Police identified the suspect as Schuyler Ferguson, 24, with no permanent address. Full story here.


Red River Valley Fair Association CEO responds to man camp expansion concerns

FARGO — Both neighbors and the CEO for the Red River Valley Fairgrounds Association have referred to it as a "man camp." The fair hopes to complete a $3.5-million project to expand its RV campground to accommodate demand from construction workers. Neighbors worry it will bring more crime to West Fargo.

Dozens of people fill the campgrounds long after the rides come down for the summer, and Fairgrounds CEO Cody Cashman said the demand is always incredibly high.

"During the fair, the carnival cannot stay at our campgrounds," Cashman said. "We don't have enough spaces." Full story here.

Moorhead police chase leads to short standoff

Law officers dealt with a short standoff after a police chase in Moorhead on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

MOORHEAD — A police chase in Moorhead ended with a short standoff on Friday, Sept. 30, before officers arrested the suspect.

Tad Isaac Butcher, 38, of Moose Lake, Minnesota, is suspected of a variety of crimes, according to Moorhead police. He was being held at the Clay County Jail on Friday.

At about 10:47 a.m. Friday, officers were sent to a disturbance near 15th Avenue North and 11th Street North. Full story here.

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