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CASS COUNTY

Andrew James Martinez, 35, died after being shot by four Fargo Police Officers on Monday, Aug. 1, in Mapleton.
The individual eventually left the home carrying a rifle before multiple officers fired at and killed the individual, Sheriff Jesse Jahner said.
Cass County State's Attorney Birch Burdick said his letter seeking an attorney general's opinion "was not written at the urging of any voting rights groups. I simply found the law was not as clear as it could be regarding proof of citizenship.
Cass County State's Attorney Birch Burdick has requested that North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley take over prosecutorial decisions in the case of the fatal shooting of Shane Netterville. Burdick said he can't recall an officer-involved shooting case that he didn't review in Cass County.

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Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting in Casselton.
Glenn Smith, 67, of Grandin, was driving a motorcycle north on Interstate 29 one mile south of Gardner on Friday afternoon at speeds between 65 and 70 mph, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. The speed limit was 75 mph.
It started with a handful of North Dakota farm families from Norway. This weekend, descendants of those pioneer settlers are throwing a party for one of the state's oldest congregations.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler spends time with North Dakota’s Cass County Soil Conservation District, which is tasked with planting tree windbreaks and establishing conservation measures throughout the county.
What started off as simple stop at a country cemetery turned into a big history moment for a Fargo man.
A prosecutor is dating a detective, and though Cass County State's Attorney Birch Burdick says his office has taken precautions to properly handle that situation, it's not clear that's actually the case.

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The increase isn't surprising given the rise in infections nationally, health experts said. The actual number of cases is likely much higher than those that are reported, they caution.
"The Cass County Commission should quickly get on board to approve this vital project," writes InForum columnist Jim Shaw. "It’s a no-brainer."
In North Dakota, avian flu has been found in a Cass County backyard flock, two commercial turkey/chicken flocks in LaMoure County, a commercial turkey flock and backyard chicken flock in Dickey County, and a backyard flock in Kidder County.

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