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Today in Fargo-Moorhead: American Crystal Sugar pollution, siren test Wednesday morning

American Crystal Sugar
Bags of Crystal Sugar are for sale on the shelves of a Fargo, N.D., grocery store on Oct. 15, 2012.
Ann Arbor Miller for MPR News

Tuesday afternoon is looking windy with a high of 56. Wednesday warms up to a sunny 64.

News

Democratic state Sen. Nicole Mitchell was charged with first-degree burglary on Tuesday, a day after she was arrested at a home in Detroit Lakes.

American Crystal Sugar, headquartered in Moorhead, has violated air quality standards at its Grand Forks facility, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Less than one year ago, its Moorhead and Crookston locations was found responsible for water pollution.

Former Fargo Public Schools teacher and athletic trainer Levi Tande has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexually assaulting a student, the Fargo Forum reports.

Fargo residents: Keep an ear out on Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. A severe weather siren test is set to sound.

Events

Gathering Together Community Gardens’ potluck supper is Tuesday night. Attendees should bring a sharable dish to the event, which kicks off the season.

It’s Poetry Month — celebrate it with Global Poetry Open Mic with Fargo-Moorhead International Potluck on Tuesday or at Red Raven on Thursday with an open mic night.

hardcore music night is at the Aquarium on Wednesday. A social (complete with pizza and trivia) for folks in downtown Fargo is Thursday night.

And mark your calendars for the 47th Annual Red River Valley International Wood Arts Festival on Saturday.

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