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Local News Podcast, Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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Presentence Ordered in Reinbold Case

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A stay of adjudication on the most serious felony count; a cap of 1 hundred 80 days in jail on a misdemeanor count of child endangerment …

That is the outline of a plea agreement in the case of an Oklee area man, originally charged in a Domestic Disturbance one year ago.

39 year old Eric Reinbold this month plead guilty to Second Degree Assault and Endangerment of a Child in an appearance before District Judge Tamara Yon in Thief River Falls. In exchange for the plea, the Pennington County Attorney’s Office has agreed to drop 2 of three felony charges,with a suspended conviction on the remaining assault count along with work release privileges and a cap of 180 days jail time on the endangerment charge.

The agreement waives mandatory state sentencing guidelines, but allows Assistant County Attorney Stephen Moeller and Defense Attorney Bruce Rivers, to argue the details in jail time, probation and other conditions; with sentencing scheduled September 30th.

The plea was offered as the case was set to go to trial last week.

It was one year ago this month that Reinbolt turned himself in to authorities following a law enforcement stand-off at his rural Pennington County home. The incident followed a domestic disturbance, as witnesses reported Reinbold rammed his wife’s car with his pickup while his wife, Lissette, was at the wheel; 2 of their children also passengers in the car. Lissette Reinbold would later tell the court the incident was “severely mischaracterized,” describing the episode as “a series of low speed collisions” as the couple tried to untangle the vehicles.

The episode prompted two 911 calls to Pennington County Law Enforcement. Officers responding say Reinbold refused to speak face to face / taking cover in a wooded area near the farm home, shouting to officers he was armed. A Tactical Team from Grand Forks was called in, but Reinbold eluded custody, with an arrest warrant issued the following day.

Reinbold remains free on bond pending sentencing.

Even as a pre-sentence investigation is ordered, Defense Attorney Bruce Rivers appears to be in a mood to fight, telling Thief River Falls Radio this week he will argue for 3 years’ probation and no jail time, noting it is important for Reinbold not to be separated from his wife and children; saying “this family is trying to heal and they are doing a good job of it.”

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TRF Priests Accused of Abuse

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Parishioners with St. Bernards Catholic Church in Thief River Falls learned this month that two priests assigned to the parish in the 1970′s and 1990′s have been accused of sexual abuse.

Father James Bernauer and Father Stan Bourassa were recently named in a civil lawsuit alleging negligence and neglect on the part of the parish and the governing Diocese in Crookston.

Both Father Bernauer – assigned to St. Bernards from 1977 to 1981, and Father Bourassa – assigned from 1987 to 1991 – are deceased, Father Bernauer just last week – with the suits filed under the recently ended Minnesota Child Victims Act, which gave adult victims until May 25th to file childhood claims.

In a letter from Father Rick Lambert, parishioners were advised – with few details available – and told the suits are not expected to affect St. Bernards day to day operations, with plans to use “available insurance coverage” to ensure the mission of the Parish continues.

Father Lambert says the St. Bernards community is committed to ensuring a safe environment for young people, with all current staff and volunteers undergoing training and background checks.

In all, 8 parishes in the Crookston Diocese have been embroiled in abuse lawsuits; with some 13 cases involving 5 priests between 1948 and 1991.

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Drug dealer that assaulted Pennington County Deputy, cited for theft

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Theft On June 5 at 8:47 p.m., police received a report of a theft at Erl’s Market. Devan Whitney Kriel, 28, and Natasha Dawn Waale, 33, both of Thief River Falls, have been cited for theft. They allegedly stole merchandise valued at less than $100. Sentence for 4th degree assault against deputy: http://www.thiefriverfallspolicereport.com/convicted-drug-dealer-natasha-dawn-waale-write-letter-apology-deputy/

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Local Sports Podcast, June 28, 2016

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Sports Headlines 6.28.16

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(Chicago, IL) — The Twins are in Chicago to open up a three-game series with the White Sox tonight at U.S. Cellular Field. Kyle Gibson will be on the bump still seeking his first win. He is 0-and-5 with a 6.05 ERA. The Sox will counter with left-hander Jose Quintana, who is 5-and-7 with a 3.04 ERA.

(Knoxville, TN) — Legendary former University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt has died at the age of 64. Summitt had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease since 2011. During her Hall of Fame career, Summitt won one-thousand-98 games and eight national championships with the Lady Volunteers.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves are adding the NBA’s first-ever Chinese owner. Shanghai investor Lizhang Jiang and New Jersey real estate mogul Meyer Orbach are joining Glen Taylor and the Timberwolves’ ownership group. Orbach will acquire 9.5-percent of the team, while Lizhang will get five-percent.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Lynx look to get back on track when they begin a three-game homestand tomorrow night against the New York Liberty at Target Center. After starting the season a WNBA-record 13-and-0, Minnesota has lost back-to-back games including an 87-63 setback in Washington on Sunday. San Antonio and Chicago will also come to town during the stand. New York is 10-and-5.

(Philadelphia, PA) — Former North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz could be in street clothes the bulk of his rookie NFL season. The “Philly Voice” reports there’s a very good chance Wentz won’t be active on game days. Sam Bradford would be the starter and Chase Daniel would serve as backup. The Eagles traded up to select Wentz second in the NFL Draft.

(Grand Forks, ND) — For just the third time in the last 20 years, North Dakota men’s hockey program will employ the same team captain in back-to-back seasons. UND head coach Brad Berry says senior defenseman Gage Ausmus will once again wear the ‘C’ in 2016-17. He helped lead the Fighting Hawks to a national championship last season.

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Local News Podcast, Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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