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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.
STURGIS, S.D. -- The number of deaths in the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has reached five after an 80-year-old motorcyclist died Wednesday, Aug. 9, from his injuries in an earlier accident and two women died in separate accidents.
WATERTOWN, S.D. --- Two more men have pleaded guilty to a blackjack table cheating conspiracy at the Dakota Sioux Casino near Watertown in northeast South Dakota. Lito Banbilla Bolocon, 44, and Jordon Anthony Rondell, 29, appeared last week before U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann in Aberdeen and pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy involving theft by employees of a gaming establishment on Indian lands. Jeremy Kris Brown, 43, pleaded guilty to that same count on May 1.
STURGIS , S.D. -- A 27-year-old motorcyclist died at sundown Tuesday night on Interstate 90 near Sturgis in only the second fatality of this year’s nine-day rally. The man from Fort Wayne, Indi., was eastbound on the interstate about seven miles east of Sturgis about 9 p.m. when he lost control, laying the motorcycle on its side, said the South Dakota State Patrol. He was not wearing a helmet and died from his injuries.