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BISMARCK – North Dakota School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said North Dakota’s newly revamped student loan forgiveness program for teachers may offer up to four years’ worth of debt relief, which school districts may use to recruit or retain teachers.
RUTHVILLE, N.D. -- A 21-year-old airman stationed at the Minot Air Force Base has died from his injuries in a crash with a semi. William Buchanan, originally from Raleigh, N.C., was in a 1996 Toyota Corolla on Highway 83 traveling from the air base to Minot on Thursday, Feb. 15, about 10:45 a.m. when his vehicle was struck by the semi driven by Dennis Surprenant, 31, of Minot.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—Minnesota's most notorious drunken driver— arrested for DWI 28 times—is again in a state prison. New York Mills construction worker Danny Lee Bettcher, 65, was sent to the St. Cloud state prison for 4 1/2 years for his latest felony conviction for refusing to submit to a DWI test last week in Fergus Falls district court. The DWI charge was dismissed.
BISMARCK -- A 24-year-old New Town man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for using gasoline to start a home on fire on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in western North Dakota with residents inside, including children. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland gave Charles Valarian Smith Sr. three years and eight months in federal prison for his arson conviction in a court appearance on Thursday, Feb. 15.
MINOT, N.D. -- A man has died after being found unresponsive along a Minot residential street and police are releasing few details. Police said the man was found on Wednesday, Feb. 7, about 3:30 p.m. and was transported to Trinity Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. An autopsy is planned for this Friday, Feb. 9, to help determine a possible cause of death.
MINOT, N.D. -- Minot police were still searching on Wednesday, Feb. 7, for a suspect who shot and injured a 26-year-old man at a southeast city residence. A vehicle the police were looking for -- a red and gray Dodge pickup -- has been found. Police said they are still looking for information from anyone who saw the vehicle or the driver when the shooting occurred Tuesday about 5 p.m.
MINOT, N.D. -- Police are looking for a vehicle that a suspect in the shooting of a 26-year-old man in Minot Tuesday, Feb. 6, may have been driving. A suspect has not been identified, but police obtained a photo of a red and silver pickup that is of interest that was seen in the area around the time of the 5 p.m .shooting. The pickup has a single exhaust stack that rises from the bed of the truck just behind the cab.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R.-N.D., announced Wednesday, Jan. 24, that Miss America Cara Mund will be his guest at the President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Jan. 30.
FARGO -- Three North Dakota cities have made the list of the best places to live in the United States -- and they were all bunched together. The rankings by Livability.com put Fargo at No. 76, followed by Bismarck at 78th and Grand Forks at 79th. Cities in nearby states making the list were Rochester, Minn., at the highest ranking at No. 9. Edina, Minn., at No 58, Sioux Falls, S.D., at No. 64 and Brookings, S.D., at No. 80.
SISSETON, S.D. – A 23-year-old woman died and a 28-year-old man was seriously injured Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 near the North Dakota and South Dakota border. Names of the two people involved are not being released pending notification of families. A 2007 Ford Crew Cab was southbound on Interstate 29 when the vehicle left the road and eventually rolled about 17 miles north of Sisseton..