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Two North Dakota State University students submitted two-page essays on an unlikely topic last month: “Why UND is a good school.”
By Crystal Dey / Bemidji Pioneer A Bemidji man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for his part in a methamphetamine drug bust in the Puposky area in June. Shawn Elston Jackson, 47, was convicted Monday in Beltrami County District Court on two counts of felony first-degree drug sale. Jackson was sentenced to 86 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St.
A man faces child pornography charges after he allegedly videotaped a girl while she was in the bathroom and in bed via a secret, hidden camera. Court documents say the girl discovered she was being taped when she found a camera hidden inside the man’s sweatshirt as she was using the bathroom. The girl allegedly reported her concerns to Clay County Sheriff’s Office officers, with whom she reviewed the man’s computer contents, discovering video of the girl while she was sleeping, with the man undressing her in her sleep, court documents say. The man, Korinth Andrew F
A former teacher at Voyageurs Expeditionary School in Bemidji has been sentenced to four months in jail for felony criminal sexual conduct after he was found guilty of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student. Paul Joseph Johnson, 49, of Backus, Minn., was sentenced Monday in Beltrami County District Court to 120 days local confinement in the Beltrami County Jail.
The North Dakota University System has launched an app to encourage responsible alcohol consumption. “What’s Your Buzz” is similar to other drink monitoring apps in that it calculates a person’s blood alcohol concentration based on gender, weight and the number and type of beverages consumed.
By Adrian Glass Moore Following a public spat between the prosecution and the defense, a judge has issued a gag order in the case of two hockey players accused of creating and sharing a video of sex with a minor.
A North Dakota state trooper is being credited with saving an 81-year-old woman from freezing to death after she lost control of her car and went into a water-filled slough Wednesday. North Dakota Highway Patrol Sgt.
By Bryce Haugen / Wadena Pioneer Journal It's time for new blood on the Wadena City Council. That's the message voters sent Tuesday, ousting eight-term Mayor Wayne Wolden along with Toby Pierce and Jeanette Baymler, two incumbent members with a combined 30 years of experience. George Deiss, a component technician at Timber Roots, defeated Wolden by 60 votes, 52 percent to 48 percent, according to complete but unofficial results. He captured 718 votes to Wolden's 658, winning in three out of four Wadena precincts.
Democratic incumbent Rick Nolan has fended off a tough challenge from Republican Stewart Mills in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District race -- a contest that lived up to its advance billing as one of the closest House races in the nation. With 768 of 810 precincts reporting as of 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nolan led with 126,586 votes (48.5 percent).
By John Hageman / The Forum Longtime U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, DFL-Minn., was leading Torrey Westrom, a Republican state senator, in the race for the U.S. House in Tuesday’s election. With 56.6 percent of precincts reporting just before 11 p.m., Peterson was leading with 54.7 percent of votes. Westrom had 45.1 percent of votes. Complete results were not available at press time.