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BROOTEN, Minn. -- A 15-year-old boy is in the Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis with severe head injuries after he fell from a pickup over the Labor Day weekend and hit his head on pavement. Dylon Jergenson of Glenwood was standing on the rear bumper of a 2000 GMC Yukon attempting to hold down a portable goose blind being transported on the roof of the Yukon when a gust of wind caused the blind to break free, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Two friends from Iowa who were visiting a home in St. Cloud got in a fight early Tuesday morning with one of the men accused of stabbing the other to death. St. Cloud Police said they were called to a home in southwest St. Cloud about 6:35 a.m. where a man had been stabbed in the torso. Life-saving measures were started and continued on the way to the St .Cloud Hospital, but the man died at the hospital at 7:25 a.m.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Children with the worst kind of diabetes never get a day off. Dr. Kurt Griffin and the rest of his Sanford Research Center team are trying to change that and find a better way to treat Type I diabetes that affects about 2 in every 100,000 children in the U.S. "The children and family really pay," Griffin, who works out of a small office in the Sioux Falls center, said. Not only has the cost of a vial of insulin gone from about $50 only about 10 years ago to $400 now, Griffin said the shots themselves take a toll.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Department of Health officials on Friday declared an end to the largest measles outbreak since 1990. The outbreak of spring and summer 2017 that sickened 79 people, mostly children under 10 years of age, began when the first case was identified April 11. The last case was identified on July 13. Under public health practice, the outbreak can be declared over if there are no new cases identified for 42 days.
CASS LAKE, Minn. -- Leech Lake Tribal College in northern Minnesota had some good news on their first day of classes Monday, Aug. 21. The Cass Lake college was named the best community college in the U.S. The study by personal finance website WalletHub ranked more than 700 college and technical schools across the U.S. based on affordability, student-faculty ratio, graduation rates and job placement.
WATERTOWN, S.D. -- Led by perennial top 10 best community or technical college in the U.S. -- the Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown -- South Dakota has been ranked the No. 1 system in the country.
BISMARCK — With livestock producers sorely in need of hay for their animals in drought-stricken areas of North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture is looking for hay donations and truckers to move the hay. Already 840 livestock producers have applied on the website for hay from what's being called the "Hay Lottery." With the huge number of applications, the department has decided to do a lottery. Each producer selected in the lottery will get a semi-load of hay in the lottery on Sept. 1.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Eddie Rosario was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday. He is one of the main reasons the Minnesota Twins remain in contention for a division title or wildcard spot.
STURGIS, S.D. -- Fatal and serious injury accidents increased substantially at the 77th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally compared to last year, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. On the last day of the rally on Saturday, two deaths were reported raising the death toll to eight for the nine-day event, up from three deaths last year.
STURGIS, S.D. -- A 27-year-old man driving a vehicle on U.S. Highway 16 seven miles west of Custer died Thursday, Aug. 10, in what was the sixth fatal crash of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year. The man, whose 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan rolled in the ditch, had three other passengers in the vehicle in the 7:10 a.m. crash with one suffering life-threatening injuries.