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WHITE EARTH, Minn. — Fifteen candidates will compete in a primary election Tuesday, June 4, for White Earth tribal chair. If a candidate receives more than half the votes, he or she is elected tribal chair. If no candidates receive 50 percent, the top two vote-getters will go on to compete in the general election on Aug. 6. The election is being held to fill the unexpired four-year term of former Tribal Chairman Terry Tibbetts, who was elected in 2016 and died on March 17 after a lengthy illness.
MITCHELL, S.D. - CorTrust Bank is acquiring a set of Minnesota banks, the Mitchell-based financial institution has announced. It is planning to acquire 11 locations of First Minnesota Bank by Sept. 30, pending regulatory approval and other closing requirements. The purchase price was undisclosed. CorTrust Bank will have combined assets $1.2 billion and increase the number of locations to 37 following the acquisition.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A jury has found a Henning man guilty of third-degree murder in the overdose death of a Barnesville teen in June 2018. The felony murder charge against Michael Buchanan, 35, stemmed from the death of Jordan Bolgrean, 19, whose body was found on June 8, 2018. Court documents said Bolgrean died of an overdose. Authorities did not initially suspect foul play in Bolgrean's death. However, an investigation ultimately linked Buchanan to the drugs found in Bolgrean's system.
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ABERDEEN, S.D. — A 64-year-old Moose Lake, Minn., man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for sexually abusing two children under the age of 12 in Roberts County in northeast South Dakota. Roland Joseph Brant was convicted of two counts of abusive sexual contact with the children in incidents that occurred 12 years ago. He was sentenced Monday, May 13, in federal court in Aberdeen by U.S. District Judge Charles Kornmann. According to court documents, Brant engaged in and attempted to engage in sexual acts with the two children between February and July 2007.
ROTHSAY, Minn. — Six young men were hurt in a rollover crash Monday, May 13, east of Rothsay in Otter Tail County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. About 4:20 a.m., a 1999 Toyota Camry was westbound on Interstate 94 when it swerved to avoid an animal, went off the road, hit a cable median barrier and rolled, the patrol said. The six occupants of the car were men ages 18 to 20 from the Twin Cities area. They all were treated at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls for injuries that were not life-threatening.
ST. PAUL — Agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture physical loss loans.
FARGO, N.D. — Follow The Rink Live’s game blogs throughout the 2019 NCAA Division I hockey West Regional to keep up with the action on the ice. The blogs will include tweets, commentary and insight from college hockey beat reporters, experts, fans and the teams competing for a spot in the Frozen Four.