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Two men cut in alleged fight outside West Fargo bar

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

A West Fargo man is accused of attacking two men with a knife during a fight outside a West Fargo bar Friday.

Two felony charges of aggravated assault were filed in Cass County District Court on Friday against 25-year-old Kenneth Edward Fredrickson.

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Police responded to a report of a fight involving about five people at 12:35 a.m. at the Work Zone bar at 701 Main Ave. E., Detective Greg Warren said.

One of the victims, Brandon Schempp, 26, of West Fargo, sustained a slash-type wound to the left side of his neck and a cut on his left ear, according to court documents. Both wounds required stitches at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, Warren said.

Schempp was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police also believe a second man, Seth Johnson, was cut in the chest, according to court records.

After interviewing bar patrons, officers arrested Fredrickson. Warren said the weapon allegedly used was a collapsible, utility-type knife. The case remains under investigation.

"We will have several people to interview as there were a lot of bystanders and so forth that I think came outside of the bar, so (we have) a lot of work to do to find out exactly what led up to the stabbing," Warren said.

At an initial court appearance Friday, bail was set at $10,000 cash or bond.

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