Wolf Point Herald

Correction For Photo ID

A caption under a photo on the front page last week should have read Culbertson School board chairman Paul Finnicum explains about the school’s achievements to Lt. Gov. Angela McLean. Also pictured is school board member Ron Larsen.

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Poplar Woman Charged With Kidnapping Agrees To Plea

A Poplar woman charged with kidnapping and assault with a dangerous weapon agreed to plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Great Falls to assault with a dangerous weapon under a plea agreement filed Thursday, Sept. 4.
The kidnapping charge will be dismissed.
A federal grand jury indicted Elaine Fast Horse, 30, in April.
Fast Horse could face a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, three years supervised release, a $100 special assessment and mandatory restitution.
According to the charging documents, the charges stem from allegations that Fast Horse assaulted another person with a knife and seized and confined that person on or about Oct. 10, 2012.
The Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

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Shooting Range Closure Meeting Sept. 23

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks  will facilitate a public meeting in order to discuss the closure of the shooting range located at Bridge Park, also known as Lewis & Clark Fishing Access Site, six miles south of Wolf Point.
The closure of this “unofficial” shooting range has been prompted by its small size, its closeness to residential homes and FWP’s challenge to effectively maintain the site.  
At this meeting it is also planned to discuss the options of a new shooting range in the close proximity of Wolf Point.  
The meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Pack Community College – Wolf Point’s Campus, in the Dumont Building, Room 118. 

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Wolf Point Village Bidding Process Slowed

Great Northern Development Corporation housing specialist and marketing officer Brianna Vine told the Wolf Point City Council Monday, Sept. 15, that a bid opening for construction of the 24-unit Wolf Point Village rental complex was bumped to Sept. 30 to give contractors more time. The opening had been scheduled for Sept. 23.
The project has been delayed and it remains unknown when a groundbreaking could be held.
A first round of bidding in July produced bids in the $4- to $5-million range, far exceeding what had been anticipated.
The city received a $750,000 HOME grant as partial funding for the project through the Montana Department of Commerce earlier this year.
In related matter, the council took no action on a request by the developer to reevaluate and possibly waive $80,000 for grant administration.
Mayor Chris Dschaak said the city is already putting money into the project and should not waive the $80,000.
“The $80,000 is not going to make or break this project,” Dschaak said.
Plans are to build four one-bedroom units, 12 two-bedroom units and eight three-bedroom units on the north side of town, within walking distance of Borge Park, the swimming pool, Northside Elementary School and the Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus.
The complex will be targeted to families with incomes between 40 and 60 percent of the area median income. A family of four with a household income between $23,240 and $38,860 would qualify for these apartments. Rent will range from $354 to $767 monthly.
The apartments will include energy-efficient air conditioning, heating and appliances and single-car garages. The complex plans include a common area with barbecue, gazebo, computer learning center and library.

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Former Assistant Manager, Another Indicted For Alco Theft

A federal grand jury indicted a former Alco assistant manager and one other man, Thursday, Sept. 4, on felony theft charges stemming from an alleged theft from the Wolf Point Alco store, March 20, 2013.
Wolf Point law enforcement responded to a mid-morning 911 call nearly 18 months ago alleging that the Alco employee taking a deposit to a bank had been maced, robbed and needed medical treatment.
Indicted were Frederick Michael Campbell, 33, an assistant manager of the Alco store, and Frank Austin Damon, 30, both Wolf Point males, and both facing a single felony theft charge.
If convicted, Campbell and Damon could each face up to five years incarceration, a maximum fine of $250,000 and supervised release.

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