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WILLISTON, N.D. -- A 44-year-old Williston man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. Jess Mallo was sentenced Monday, June 11, to 20 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release as part of a plea agreement, according to a news release. He was also ordered to pay restitution and to register as a sex offender upon his release.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger has named a new deputy tax commissioner. He has appointed Sandy McMerty, deputy commissioner with the state Department of Commerce. Her appointment is effective May 29.
MEDORA, N.D. -- A third-grader has been named North Dakota’s winner in this year’s national Doodle 4 Google design competition. Google doodles appear on the popular search engine’s home page and change frequently. Google’s annual contest provides a prompt for students in grades kindergarten through 12 that they use to create their own doodles. This year’s question was “What inspires me?”
BISMARCK -- College graduates working in the science, technology, engineering and medical fields in North Dakota could receive student loan forgiveness. According to a news release from the North Dakota University System, the NDUS and the Bank of North Dakota are offering the 2018 STEM Student Loan Forgiveness Program with applications open until May 31.
AVON, Minn. -- A crash involving a Minnesota Department of Transportation plow left a 29-year-old woman injured Saturday morning, March 31. A 2004 STLG Plow Truck driven by Mark Nienaber, 41, of Swanville, Minn. was westbound on I-94 near Avon, Minn. about 7:45 a.m. A 2006 Chevrolet Impala driven by Ashley Stevens, 29, of Ponsford, Minn., came up behind the MNDOT plow and lost control, resulting in a collision.