KHRT ND News – 12/28/21

KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 122821 – 0700
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) – A man scheduled for sentencing in the stabbing and shooting deaths of four people at a North Dakota property management firm is facing life in prison without parole. A jury in August found Chad Isaak guilty in the grisly 2019 deaths of RJR Maintenance & Management co-owner Robert Fakler and employees Adam Fuehrer, William Cobb and Lois Cobb. The sentencing hearing scheduled today in front of South Central District Judge David Reich is expected to include impact statements from family members of the victims. Defense attorneys say police overlooked or ignored other possible suspects. Prosecutors presented the case as a puzzle in which all of the pieces pointed to Isaak.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – Police responding to a report of man down in a Moorhead street discovered a victim with multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities say the incident happened about 7 a.m. Monday when the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area was experiencing a winter storm warning. Several people in a nearby apartment were questioned by police. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life threatening wounds. A condition report was not available. No arrests had been made as of late Monday afternoon. Police say the investigation shows there is no danger to the public and it was not a random act.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – State officials are renewing their search for a new land commissioner after receiving five applications. The Bismarck Tribune reported Monday that Gov. Doug Burgum’s spokesman says four of the five applicants met the minimum qualifications for the job. The last search for a land commissioner in 2017 netted 32 applications. Burgum’s administration is looking for a new commissioner after Jodi Smith announced in October she planned to resign. The commissioner leads the Department of Trust Lands. The agency manages educational trust funds and assets, including 700,000 state-owned surface acres and 2.6 million mineral acres. Revenue from oil development and livestock grazing on state-owned land goes toward public education.
MINOT, ND – Trinity Health Foundation recently completed the latest round of scholarship interviews and is excited to announce the 2021 recipients. A record number of applicants applied for the 2021 Trinity Foundation Nursing Scholarship. Of the 68 applicants, 17 scholarships were awarded to nursing students throughout the region. Recipients each received $3,000 scholarships totaling $51,000 in awards.
The 2021 nursing scholarship recipients are:
Abigail Leet – Minot State University
Alessandra Sams – Minot State University
Annie Koenig – University of Mary
Hailee Fletcher – Minot State University
Jenifer Marquez – Minot State University
Jessica Olafson – Dakota College at Bottineau
Jordyn Erickson – Williston State College
Leah Azure – Minot State University
Mercedes McKay – University of North Dakota
Michelle Hewitt – Dakota College at Bottineau
Nolan Compere – Minot State University
Paige Rosencrans – North Dakota State University
Payton Erie – Dakota College at Bottineau
Praise Okunbor – Minot State University
Rachel Martinson – Minot State University
Rachel Thompson – Dakota College at Bottineau
Seraphine Abugiche – Lake Region State College
The annual nursing scholarship application period is open from August to September and is funded through the nursing scholarship fund that has been generously supported since its inception in 1995. As the country continues to experience a shortage in nurses, the scholarship has served as an excellent recruiting tool for potential students in the field.
Trinity Health Foundation was established in 1922 to assist in the establishment of the Trinity Hospital. Over the last 100 years, the foundation has been supported through the financial stewardship of individuals, families, foundations, corporations, civic clubs, and other organizations, with the purpose of significantly impacting healthcare and the quality of life in the region. Through generous donations, we are able to fulfill our mission of creating a system of care that provides the most significant impact on health and wellness throughout northwest North Dakota.
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