The charm and feel of a small town in North Dakota

When you travel to Fargo, North Dakota, have you ever swung off the highway and ventured into Casselton? Located about 20 miles out of Fargo, Casselton has a population of around 2,700 people. I was fortunate to have worked in that town for about over a year back in 2014. As you can imagine, pretty much everyone knows each other, and that is clear to see when you are at the bank, or across the street at the gas station getting coffee. Casselton has an annual parade every year, family and friends stake out their spots along the route to cheer on local businesses that slowly walk by (throwing candy to the kids). Most of us have had the chance to experience what small-town living is all about, almost stress-free and a comfortable feeling that comes with almost no crime, or violence.

An early morning gunshot results in murder

According to Valleynewslive "One man is dead and another man is in custody following a shooting in Casselton" The man who has been arrested but not identified "...called police around 2 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 18 to say he had shot someone at 15568 37th St. SE"

Police arrived at the scene but failed to save the man who was shot

So now Casselton residents will wake up to the news that someone they probably know has been killed, for reasons unknown. A murder is BIG in any size city, and always the big question that follows is "Why?" That's what will be going on in the minds of everyone today, and it's a horrible feeling of loss and more importantly the frightening thought that violence can happen, anywhere.

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