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Television

‘Fargo’ redux meets with less of natives’ ambivalence

FARGO, N.D. — Ask folks in Fargo what they first thought about the 1996 movie that made their city famous, and some will tell you they were not fans.

Some residents initially didn’t appreciate the Coen brothers’ dark humor or were offended by the extreme violence and depiction of Scandinavian culture. Not to mention those heavy accents on ‘‘you betcha’’ and ‘‘ya sure.’’

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