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By: Lane Zyvoloski, WDAY
Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - Good afternoon and thanks for tuning in.
Fargo Police arrested a 20-year-old drug dealer near Roosevelt School. Narcotic detectives arrested Brock Joseph Ferebee after executing a search warrant at 1006 10th St North yesterday. Lt. Joel Vettel spoke on 970 WDAY today…he says it was a large bust.
“In this particular case, officers uncovered not just one or two types of narcotics in the home…they uncovered just a vast variety including 841 grams of marijuana, 131 grams of hash, 69 grams of cocaine, 30 grams of mushroom, 22 hits of LSD, 22 patches that were prescription patches that were narcotics for painkillers, 277 schedule 2, 3 and 4 type of narcotics that are all harsh either amphetamine types of drugs – prescription drugs – or also opiate types of drugs,” Lt. Vettel said.
Ferebee faces multiple felony charges including delivery of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia. Vettel says other people may be charged in the case.
A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a weekend fight that left a former Bison Football player critically injured. Mankato city spokeswoman Shelly Schulz says that suspect is in custody in the beating of 24-year-old Isaac Kolstad. Schulz says authorities will issue an update later in the day. Former Minnesota quarterback 20-year-old Philip Nelson has already been charged with two counts of felony assault in connection with the early Sunday attack on Kolstad. Authorities say Kolstad was struck by another man before Nelson kicked him in the head. Kolstad is hospitalized with a severe head injury. Nelson had announced that he would transfer to Rutgers but today, Rutgers dismissed Nelson from its football program in the wake of those assault charges.
A group of UND students have sparked a controversy after they wore shirts t-shirts considered racist. The shirts were worn during a year end gathering for UND students called Springfest. The clothing has the words "Siouxper Drunk" on them and depicts a Native American using a beer bong. Many people have expressed outrage, including the university's president and the University System Chancellor. Many of the students involved have made apologies on Facebook and Twitter. The company that made the shirts, CustimInk, has issued an apology for printing the design.
A heads up for Fargo drivers as a major road construction project grows in South Fargo. Traffic is down to two lanes on I-94 between I-29 and University Drive. The left lane in both directions is closed as crews widen the 25th Street Bridge. The overall project is expected to wrap up by November.
A New Hampshire exploded after an officer involved shooting there. New Hampshire's governor says the entire state is mourning the loss of a police officer who was shot to death as he responded to a domestic disturbance call at a home Monday. The gunman is believed to be dead inside the home that exploded and burned. Officer Stephen Arkell was 48 years old.
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is slamming Magic Johnson, saying he's not a fit role model for kids. In an interview with CNN, Sterling repeatedly disparages Johnson's HIV- positive status. Sterling has been banned from the NBA for life for making racist comments, and may be forced to sell his team. The interim CEO chosen by the NBA to run the LA Clippers says he's confident the league will succeed in forcing a sale of the team owned by Sterling since 1981.
Here's what you'll find in today's Forum: Former Bison Brock Jenson gets ready for a challenge playing for the Miami Dolphins, and on WDAY 6 News tonight: Reporter Kay Cooley brings us the story of group of Minnesotans who want to go to Mars.
Time now for our retweet of the day. It's from NewsBreaker.
Of course, all eyes in Hollywood are on Beyonce's sister Solange who allegedly attacks brother-in-law Jay Z in this video. Solange has reportedly deleted all traces of her big sister Bey on Instagram. Tweeters are speculating what happened, with lots of memes and jokes -- using the hashtag #WhatJayZSaidToSolange. You can watch the elevator surveillance video at the top of the page.
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