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BRAINERD, Minn.—A former Lakeville middle school principal—facing felony charges including burglary, theft, stalking and unauthorized access of a computer—landed in the Crow Wing County Jail Wednesday, June 6. Christopher Endicott, 50, was arrested by Brainerd police after law enforcement received a tip he was working at Bang Printing in Brainerd. Endicott was arrested on an outstanding warrant from North Dakota for burglary and theft of property of more than $10,000, according to court records, and was taken into custody without incident.
PLANKINTON, S.D.—Authorities say a 52-year-old Bristol, Tenn., man died in a one-vehicle rollover crash earlier this week near Plankinton. Andrew Perry, an elementary teacher, died when the 2004 Toyota Sequoia he was driving Monday crashed on Interstate 90. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety on Thursday released the names involved in the crash. Multiple news reports in Tennessee say Perry was traveling with his wife, Lyssa Perry, and four kids when the crash occurred. Perry, the 2012 Teacher of the Year for Bristol Tennessee City Schools, died at the scene.
BISMARCK — The National Right to Life organization and its North Dakota affiliate have endorsed Rep. Kevin Cramer in his campaign against Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in their race for the U.S. Senate, citing Cramer's strong pro-life voting record in Congress. "There is a stark contrast between Kevin Cramer, who supports legal protection for unborn children, and Heidi Heitkamp, who supports abortion for any reason until birth," the organization's endorsement letter read. It also says Cramer's position "reflects the true values of North Dakota's voters."
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A 19-year-old man is going to court after being accused of leaking the private information of about 8,000 Minnesota State University Moorhead students. An indictment Tuesday, June 5, said Cameron Crowley, who goes by "Vigilance,” is facing five charges for hacking that caused $5,000 in damages. MSUM officials said sensitive information can not be accessed with just ID numbers. In June of 2017, Crowley is accused of posting thousands of MSUM student ID numbers, but no passwords or financial data.
BISMARCK — Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp maintains a fundraising advantage over her challenger for one of North Dakota's U.S. Senate seats, Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, new fundraising figures showed Thursday, June 7. Heitkamp raised nearly $796,000 between April 1 and May 23, bringing her total haul to more than $10.1 million, according to a pre-primary report filed May 31. She had $5.2 million in cash on hand.
BISMARCK -- Twice daily service is beginning between Bismarck Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the airport said. The early morning and midday departures will create 126 new domestic and international connections on United for Bismarck travelers. “United’s new service will provide more options for travelers from across the region and continue to define Bismarck Airport as the premier airport and hub city for central and western North Dakota,” Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary said.
CINCINNATI — For the first time in club history, Minnesota United is headed to the Round of 16 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament. It took penalty kicks to settle the match Wednesday, June 6, but the Loons topped FC Cincinnati of the lower-tier United Soccer League after a scoreless draw in regulation. FC Cincinnati is expected to join Major League Soccer as an expansion franchise next season.
MINOT, N.D. -- Someone who bought a ticket at a Minot Holiday Stationstore won $150,000 by matching four numbers and the Powerball in Wednesday night’s, June 6, Powerball drawing. The winning numbers were 23, 28, 41, 53, 56 and the Powerball was 14. The Power Play multiplier, also purchased by the customer, was 3. As of Thursday morning, no one has contacted the Lottery office to claim the prize.
OACOMA, S.D. — A preliminary hearing will be held Thursday, June 7, for a man who police say tried to kill a woman by drowning her in the Missouri River over Memorial Day weekend. Jeremy John Packard, 36, of Fort Thompson, is being charged with second-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault and drug possession for an incident that occured at a campsite in the Oacoma area.
SANBORN, N.D. -- A 64-year-old Sanborn man has died as the result of injuries after his vehicle went off the road and submerged into Hobart Lake on Monday, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Terry Swenson was driving westbound on Barnes County Road 22 about three miles east of Sanborn about 8:25 a.m. when his vehicle left the roadway on the right side. A dive team from Valley City rescued the Swenson, who was transported to Mercy Health in Valley City. Swenson died Tuesday morning, the Highway Patrol said. Sanborn is about 12 miles west of Valley City.