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“Point of View” Under Fire

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 17th, 2017

Valley News Live FARGO – Expressing disgust over an interview with a local “pro-white activist” on Valley News Live “Point of View,” concerned citizens have started a campaign to pull advertising from the show.

Concerned citizens are pointing to Chris Berg’s POV interview with Pete Tefft, identified as a Nazi earlier in the year, claiming Berg attempted to normalize the alt-right ideology by refusing to acknowledge Tefft as a white supremacist. Tefft describes himself as a pro-white activist,…

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“This Is A Brave Space”

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 14th, 2017

FDiogenes Alexander Rex and Hamida Dakane during the candlelight vigil on Veterans Memorial Bridge - photo by C.S. HagenARGO – Pete Tefft woke up Saturday morning in Charlottesville, Virginia, eager to march for what he believed in: white rights. The racist hors d’oeuvres from the night before – a torch lit march to the Confederacy’s top general Robert E Lee’s statue – was too small a sampling, and he wanted more.

Sure, fights had broken out Friday night. One of the fights occurred while being filmed by a Unicorn Riot crew. He was challenged, and a like-minded person nearby clobbered the…

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Surviving hate

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 9th, 2017

A former North Dakotan speaks about life as a racial target

VALLEY CITY – The hate Matthew Kinslow experienced while growing up in North Dakota reads like someone’s long and horrid to-do list.

Half Korean, half German, Kinslow was smaller than other children his age. He was quiet. Dark haired, brown eyed. An easy target. Poor. Sometimes people thought he was gay because he dressed differently.

“Since I travelled and saw the world I couldn’t really understand the people I grew up…

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Dakota Access faces allegations of misconduct

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 9th, 2017

Fuel tank improperly protected - North Dakota Public Service CommissionBISMARCK – While some in the Peace Garden State claim Standing Rock activists are terrorists, jihadists, or simply troublemakers, the companies behind the Dakota Access Pipeline are also apparently far from innocent.

In addition to a civil lawsuit filed by the North Dakota Private Investigation and Security Board against international security company TigerSwan, the company now faces allegations of misconduct filed by the North Dakota Public Service Commission.

Two investigations from…

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Dave Piepkorn: Behind Bannon’s refugee resettlement plans?

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 8th, 2017

Dave Piepkorn - photo provided by City of FargoFARGO – The Fargo City Commissioner leading the charge against refugee resettlement in Fargo claimed partial responsibility this week for helping the national push on the same issue.

During an interview Monday morning on AM 1100 The Flag Need To Know Morning Show, Dave Piepkorn responded to information related to a Freedom of Information Act request, made to the city by the High Plains Reader or HPR Magazine, into any connections between Piepkorn and Breitbart, an alt-right media…

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Police Blotter

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 8th, 2017

Man Drowns in Red River

Red River of the North - photo by C.S. HagenFARGO - Fargo Police responded to a report at Lindenwood Park of an individual who possibly drowned in the Red River on Monday.

The body of Hari Kumar Pradhan, 32, from Fargo, was located by the Cass County Dive and Rescue Team.

The incident is still under investigation.

Fargo Police Officer Fired

FARGO - A Fargo Police officer was fired Monday after a hearing into the civil servant’s record.

Officer David Boelke, a 15-year-veteran of the Fargo Police Department,…

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​Is It Time For Hate Crime Legislation?

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 2nd, 2017

 Makruun Hagar with a poster of injuries suffered after an attack - photo by C.S. Hagen

Activists and a handful of counter protesters gather in the rain to discuss hate crime legislation and support for victims

FARGO – Afternoon rain didn’t stop nearly 200 people from supporting an anti-hate rally Wednesday outside current City Hall. The event also attracted counter protesters, although they predominantly remained quiet.

Christians, Jews, Muslims, and activists spoke at the North Dakota United Against Hate rally in an attempt to garner support for hate crime victims and…

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NORTH FARGO STANDOFF WITH SWAT ENDS AFTER SUSPECT SURRENDERS

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 1st, 2017

FTraffic was blocked off and rerouted for nearly five hours - photo by C.S. HagenARGO - Fargo Police responded to a domestic violence call for help in North Fargo Tuesday afternoon, which quickly escalated into a standoff after a woman jumped from a window and a single gunshot might have been heard, police said. The standoff ended shortly after 7 p.m., when the suspect gave himself up.

Surrounding streets were blocked off in all directions for nearly five hours, neighbors were evacuated from the area of 1007 8th Avenue North Tuesday afternoon while police attempted…

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Hate Crime Law Discussion Sparks Fierce Debate

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 1st, 2017

Makruun Hagar - photo by C.S. HagenFARGO - Moments before Makruun Hagar lost his nose, he tried to settle a domestic fight between a married couple, which began in the back of his taxi cab.

But when he intervened, he said he was called racial slurs, and then Dominque Martinez attacked -- punching his head then biting off his nose, permanently disfiguring him.

A struggle with police later ensued, but not before Martinez’s wife was struck and bit as well, the West Fargo Police Department’s incident report stated.

Police…

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Fatality at Hector Airport After Vehicles Collide

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 31st, 2017

Airpot Authority Executive Director Shawn Dobberstein points to where the accident occurred - photo by C.S. HagenFARGO - A contractor employee at Hector Airport was killed early Monday morning after being struck by an Airport Authority vehicle while re-striping the main runway.

“Vehicles collided,” Municipal Airport Authority Executive Director Shawn Dobberstein said. “An employee of the airport struck the person on the painting machine.” 

Shortly after midnight, the Airport Authority Chevrolet Traverse struck a striping vehicle — described as looking like a riding lawnmower — on the…

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