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Morning headlines: Uvalde school shooter was born in Fargo, says FBI

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The home of gunman 18-year-old Salvador Ramos is cordoned off with police tape on May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Ramos was born in Fargo and moved to Uvalde with his family as a child.
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DALLAS — The gunman who opened fire inside a Uvalde elementary school reportedly had been nicknamed “school shooter,” terrorized women with graphic threats of violence and became fascinated by mass killings before the May massacre.

Details about the 18-year-old who killed 21 people, including 19 children, are part of an interim report released Sunday by a Texas House committee investigating the shooting at Robb Elementary School.

The 77-page report lays out Salvador Ramos’ — who the committee only referred to as “the attacker” to deny him the “notoriety and fame” that motivated his rampage — disturbed behavior and missed warning signs leading to the state’s deadliest school shooting.

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Ramos was born in Fargo, North Dakota, and moved to Uvalde as a child with his sister and mother, who had a strained relationship with her children and struggled with drug use. A former girlfriend told the FBI she believed Ramos was sexually assaulted as a young age by one of his mother’s boyfriends, but his mother didn’t believe him, the report says. Full story here.

Patrol identifies 3 people killed in I-94 crash in Moorhead

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Emergency responders and investigators respond to a crash on I-94 in Moorhead Friday afternoon, July 15.
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MOORHEAD — The Minnesota State Patrol has identified three people who died in a crash involving a small SUV and two semis in the westbound lane of Interstate 94 in Moorhead on Friday, July 15.

The Patrol said those killed in the crash were the SUV driver, Robert Charles Correll, age 65, of Ham Lake, Minnesota, and two passengers; Linda Marie Correll, age 63, also of Ham Lake and Shirley Ann Gatzke, age 89, of Blaine, Minnesota.

According to a report from the Patrol, the Ford Edge and two semis were traveling west when one semi stopped in the construction zone, with the Ford stopping behind the semi. A second semi then collided with the rear of the Ford, pushing it into the rear of the first semi. Full story here.

Sheriff plans training after 7 rural North Dakota bars fail underage carding test

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Seven rural Cass County bars failed tests and served minors last week including Z's Grub and Pub in Casselton.
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FARGO — Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner is planning to reinstate training and education sessions after 7 of 11 bars in rural Cass County failed an underage carding test last week.

Of those failing last week, four were in Casselton, North Dakota and included Club 94, Red Baron, Veterans Club and Z's Grub and Pub. The other three were the Old 10 Saloon in Buffalo, Bronco Bar in Chaffee and Happy Trails Tavern in Argusville.

In the last check back in March, the four bushiness that failed included: Harwood Bar & Grill, Ringneck Bar in Leonard, Hunter C&I and the Happy Trails Tavern in Argusville.

Jahner said personal discussions have happened with each of the establishment owners and operators who failed the latest check, with the exception of the Chaffee bar. Full story here.

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