The first episode of FX's Fargo series begins with the disclaimer-
THIS IS A TRUE STORY. The events depicted took place in Minnesota in 2006. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of the respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred.
However in case of Fargo, the movie which uses a similar disclaimer. According to Richard Deakins the director of photography the events were inspired by multiple incidents which took place in Minnesota and around. So how close is the TV series to the reality?