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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • New Town residents mourn 4 people slain in home, Johnson and 3 grandchildren

  • Authorities are investigating a New Town man who committed suicide in nearby Parshall later Sunday as a person of interest in the case.
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  • Residents of New Town turned out for a prayer service to mourn the deaths of four people slain in their home in the Fort Berthold Reservation community over the weekend.
    Clinical psychologist Bob Edwards traveled from Minot for the Monday night service to help people cope with the Sunday deaths of 64-year-old Martha Johnson and three of her grandchildren. He tells the Minot Daily News that people want peace and safety back in their lives.
    Authorities are investigating a New Town man who committed suicide in nearby Parshall later Sunday as a person of interest in the case.
    School classes in New Town were canceled Monday but were resuming Tuesday. Superintendent Marc Bluestone says additional counselors and clergy were called in to help students and staff cope.

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