Morning headlines: White nationalist poster left on door of Fargo admin office threatening violence
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FARGO — Fargo police are investigating a threatening poster that was placed on the main door of the Fargo Public Schools office building early Sunday morning, Aug. 21, that read: "Better Dead Than Red," with the poster also touting a website for a white nationalist organization.
That's according to a memo sent to Fargo School Board members Sunday by the district's superintendent, Dr. Rupak Gandhi, a copy of which The Forum obtained through an anonymous source and that district officials later confirmed.
"Better Dead Than Red" is a cold-war slogan claiming that the prospect of nuclear war is preferable to that of a communist society, or that it's better to be dead than communist or ruled by communists. Full story here.
Yorie Kahl, convicted murderer involved in 1983 'Medina Shootout,' denied parole
Convicted murderer Yorie Kahl, 63, has been denied parole by the U.S. Parole Commission. Kahl and Scott Faul, 69, are serving life sentences for the shooting deaths of a U.S. marshal and a deputy marshal outside Medina, North Dakota in 1983.
Three other law enforcement officers were wounded in that confrontation, as was Yorie Kahl.
The incident became known as “The Medina Shootout.” Yorie Kahl’s father, tax protester Gordon Kahl, was wanted for violating his probation. When marshals attempted to arrest Gordon Kahl, the shootings began. Witnesses said Yorie Kahl started the shooting. Full story here.
North Dakota plan calls for electric vehicle charging stations every 50 miles along I-94, I-29
FARGO — Electric vehicles are growing in popularity but remain a niche market as owners cope with a network of charging stations still in the early stages of development.
But more charging options are in the works for electric vehicle motorists in North Dakota, where Interstate 94 and Interstate 29 have been designated as corridors for placement of charging stations.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation’s plan calls for 18 charging stations to be spaced about 50 miles apart and located within a mile of an exit along the two interstate highways that criss-cross the state. Full story here.