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Authorities identify man who died in fiery crash on Interstate 29 south of Grand Forks

Thursday News Update 5-17

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Welcome to your news update.

FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARSON ARREST.

Investigators are offering a five thousand dollar reward for information leading to the arrest in a central Minnesota arson case.

The Pennington County Sheriff's Office says they are still investigating the fire that damaged the Carpenter's Corner Bar about 10 miles northwest of Thief River Falls back in April.

Authorities believe the fire is suspicious and witnesses say they think it was caused by a group of men that were kicked out of the bar.

Anyone with information can call the Sheriff's Office at 218-681-6161.

HOFF CHARGED WITH MURDER.

Bail is 500 thousand dollars for the Jamestown man accused of killing his ex-wife.

Kevin Hoff is charged with double felony murder.

He also requested a public defender yesterday.

Hoff was arrested last Saturday after police say he shot and killed 25-year old Nicole Gututala in the apartment building where she lived with their two children.

If convicted, he could get life in prison.

There has been no date set for his next court hearing.

BUS DRIVER LOSES JOB AFTER HITTING 6 YEAR OLD GIRL.

A bus driver is now out of a job after hitting a 6-year-old girl on a bike in West Fargo. 

On Monday the West Fargo School District emailed parents of kids who ride bus 49 saying the driver has been replaced. 

The district decided to fire the driver after reviewing surveillance video and doing an interview.

It happened just before 8am in a neighborhood a few blocks northwest of the West Fargo cashwise.

The little girl who goes to Osgood Elementary was taken to the hospital.  No one else was hurt.

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