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Morning headlines: Plans to redevelop the South Plaza Mall in Fargo met with public skepticism

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Jesse Craig of Craig Development talks with local residents about plans for the BLOC redevelopment on Fargo's South University Drive on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, in the Sky Commons Conference Center at the Fargo City Civic Center.
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FARGO — A plan to redevelop the South Plaza mall and replace it with a $30 million building with a mix of apartments and commercial space was met with skepticism by several of the roughly two dozen area residents attending a public meeting Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the downtown Civic Center. Full story here.

UPDATE: Fargo police report missing 75-year-old Fargo man has been found

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The Fargo Police are looking for the public's assistance in finding 75-year-old Ronald Marto of Fargo.
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FARGO — The Fargo Police Department reports that a missing Fargo man has been found.

The department asked for the public's help in finding 75-year-old Ronald Marto in a Facebook post late Saturday afternoon, Nov. 5. According to the post, Marto, who has underlying medical conditions, was last seen near his home in the 800 block of Kennedy Court North Saturday afternoon, Nov. 5. Full story here.

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'Selling sex toys is not speech:' Fargo seeks to have Romantix case dismissed by court

Ken Martin recently bought the former radio station part of the Syndicate Block building in downtown Fargo.Dave Wallis / The Forum
Ken Martin recently bought the former radio station part of the Syndicate Block building in downtown Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum

FARGO — The city of Fargo is asking a federal district court to dismiss a lawsuit against the city brought by the Romantix adult entertainment store, asserting that sexually-oriented products do not qualify for free speech protections. Full story here.

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