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Veteran reporter Manfred Joehnck was a familiar name and face for television viewers in Saskatchewan.

Veteran Saskatchewan reporter Manfred Joehnck has died.

Mr. Joehnck worked for the Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation, which announced the death in a story that was posted on its website Monday.

MBC says Mr. Joehnck died suddenly in Battleford, Sask., where he was covering the murder trial of Gerald Stanley, a farmer accused of killing Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Indigenous man.

A cause of death wasn't given.

Mr. Joehnck, who was 64, was a familiar name and face for television viewers across the province as a news anchor for CTV Regina from 2001 to 2011.

Prior to that, he was the news director at CKRM Radio in Regina for 14 years.

"Joehnck also did some work with MBC in the 1980s, training young journalists on how to use equipment, resources and interviews and how to tell a story," the MBC story said.

"Since 2012, MBC listeners have been treated to hundreds of Indigenous news stories told in Joehnck's trademark style."

MBC serves the Indigenous community and operates a radio network throughout Saskatchewan.

Mr. Joehnck was its legislative correspondent and covered current affairs for the Regina and southern Saskatchewan region, according to the MBC website.

In March, 2012, Mr. Joehnck was acquitted of impaired-driving charges that followed a collision the year before in which a motorcyclist sustained minor injuries.

A judge found inconsistencies in the testimony of Crown witnesses, noting that none of the witnesses who took the stand during the trial said they believed Mr. Joehnck was impaired.

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