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FARGO — The trial of William Henry Hoehn, one of two suspects charged in the killing of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind and abduction of her child, has been scheduled to begin March 20 in Cass County District Court. Hoehn, 32, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping of a child, and providing false information to law enforcement. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held in Cass County Jail.
BISMARCK—Homelessness increased in North Dakota this year, according to new federal estimates released Wednesday, Dec. 6. On a single night in January, state and local planning agencies in North Dakota reported 1,089 people were homeless, an 18 percent jump from 2016, according the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Although most were found in emergency shelters or transitional housing programs, 331 people were unsheltered.
CASS LAKE, Minn. - A woman hiking in the Chippewa National Forest in north central Minnesota Saturday, Dec. 2 captured a rare sighting of a Canada lynx. Linda Palcich saw the lynx in the Sugar Bush area of the forest and submitted the photo to the Bemidji Pioneer. According the the Pioneer, Palcich took the photo around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A driver was injured Sunday, Dec. 3, after driving his SUV into three cows on the highway about 30 miles south of here. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported the crash happened at 7:20 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 281 in Lamoure County. Ronald White III, 33, of Edgeley, N.D., was southbound in a 2011 Toyota 4Runner when he struck three cows in the southbound lane around mile marker 37.
VALLEY CITY, N.D.—The North Dakota High School Activities Association board of directors has approved a contract with the BEK Broadcasting Network for television broadcast rights for what the league labels as Tier II events. The five-year agreement will being for the 2018-19 school year. Tentative postseason events to be broadcast by the BEK Broadcasting Network are: state boys soccer; football first-round, quarterfinal and semifinals games; region and state volleyball; state wrestling; region boys and girls basketball; state baseball; state softball and state girls soccer.
BISMARCK — The environmental group Greenpeace asked a federal judge Wednesday, Nov. 29, to dismiss a "meritless" lawsuit brought by the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The lawsuit, filed by Energy Transfer Partners in August, argued Greenpeace and other groups facilitated crimes to interfere with the oil pipeline's construction. Dakota Access was the subject of months of protests before it went into service this summer.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Lynx will host a garage sale with several items bearing the former team logo. Among the items will be bobbleheads, jerseys and other discounted merchandise, the team said. The WNBA team’s garage sale will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 1, on the skyway level of Mayo Clinic Square across from Target Center. The team also said some Timberwolves items will be available.
Quarterback Carson Wentz, in his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles, leads all players in Pro Bowl balloting for the second consecutive week. The former North Dakota State star has garnered 422,491 votes from fans with New England QB Tom Brady second at 370,379, followed by Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell at 360,129 and Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown at 349,199. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees is fifth at 323,231.
Multiple media outlets this morning are reporting that Matt Lauer, host of NBC's Today Show morning program, has been fired over allegations of sexual harassment. Savannah Guthrie, Lauer's co-anchor, opened Wednesday's Today show with an announcement of Lauer's firing. Check back later for updates.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas—North Dakota State men's basketball committed an uncharacteristic 28 turnovers and suffered a 54-50 loss at Stephen F. Austin Tuesday night. The Bison, whose record falls to 3-3 overall, was led by Paul Miller's 15 points. Miller sank a 3-point field goal with three second remaining to cut the lead to 52-50. But Stephen F. Austin sank two free throws to ice the win and improve its record to 6-1.