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Morning headlines: Why finding before-school childcare is getting harder in Fargo

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Assistant teacher Miski Haji interacts with a child on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in the three-year-old class at Schlossman Family YMCA in south Fargo.
Michael Vosburg / The Forum

FARGO — Families in the Fargo area that need before-school care for their children have seen their options dwindle this fall as a child care worker shortage drags on.

Multiple child care facilities have discontinued morning care, most often utilized by parents whose jobs require them to start before their child’s school day begins. Full story here.

Fargo police officer receives commendation from Red River SWAT Team

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Fargo police officer Adam Schock, left, received a letter of recognition from the Red River Valley SWAT Team stemming from his actions during a Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022 incident.
Contributed / Fargo Police Department

FARGO — An officer from the Fargo Police Department received a letter of recognition from the Red River SWAT Team after a recent suspect negotiation.

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Neighborhood services officer Adam Schock received the letter following an incident which took place Wednesday, Aug. 24.

That evening, officers made a welfare check within the 1000 block of 35th St. N. The call evolved into a "barricaded individual who fired gunshots from his location," a police account of the incident shared via social media stated. Full story here.

18 rape kits from Fargo have gone untested for over a year; police chief 'not satisfied'

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After getting federal funding, North Dakota is poised to create a tracking system for sexual assault evidence collection kits. Jamestown Regional Medical Center / Special to The Forum

FARGO — More than a dozen sexual assault kits from Fargo have been awaiting DNA testing at the North Dakota crime lab for more than a year, a revelation that has one advocate wondering how many more victims from across the state are waiting for answers in their cases.

The Fargo Police Department told The Forum it had 75 sexual assault nurse examination (SANE) kits at the state crime lab that needed to be tested as of Thursday, Oct. 6. Of those kits, 18 are more than a year old, including one dating back to Jan. 13, 2021. Full story here.

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