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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Two people were indicted in South Dakota, a 35-year-old Wagner man and an Idaho woman, as part of the largest-ever health care fraud crackdown across the nation. A total of 601 defendants across the U.S. are accused of more than $2 billion in false billings to Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health care programs or for their role in prescribing more than 13 million illegal doses of opioids and other dangerous narcotics. In Minnesota, the U.S attorney’s office said there were no arrests made as part of the operation in the state. A call to the U.S.
YANKTON, S.D. – Five people died and another person was seriously injured early on the Fourth of July in a two-vehicle crash three miles east of Yankton in far southern South Dakota. Names are not being released pending notification of families.
NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- Goodhue County has temporarily closed the Lake Byllesby beach until further notice following a discharge of raw and treated sewage into the Cannon River Tuesday, July 3, upstream in Northfield.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Minnesotan Lois Riess now faces the death penalty in her Florida first-degree murder case. Prosecutors said they’re seeking the death penalty for the southeast Minnesota woman who’s accused of killing her husband at their worm farm near Blooming Prairie and then a woman visiting Fort Myers Beach in southern Florida before leading authorities on a cross-country manhunt, according to the Fort Myers News-Bulletin.
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials are urging boaters, anglers and others to be careful on swollen rivers across mostly southern Minnesota, although some rivers farther north are also running at dangerous levels. Twelve rivers are reporting "very high" water levels after recent heavy rains. The flooding is covering parks, trails and farmland across that region. The DNR urges "extreme caution" in these areas.
This evening I met with President Trump at @WhiteHouse . As I said, if the president wants to meet with me, I’m ready to participate and advocate for North Dakota. And that’s exactly what happened today. pic.twitter.com/LNOsIwSbTf
ST. PAUL -- Brad Parsons, a 31-year fisheries veteran and current central region fisheries manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, has been selected as the new fisheries chief for the DNR. He begins his new duties Wednesday, July 25.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Brad Adams of the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls said he has so many river and stream flood warnings that he can hardly keep track. The observing program leader for the service said up to 7 inches of rain fell in some parts of the area around Sioux Falls on Wednesday, June 20, and Thursday, June 21, and major flooding is expected into the weekend in southeast South Dakota, southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa.
BURNSVILLE, Minn.—The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning consumers shopping for vehicles on the internet to be on alert if the seller suggests using a third party to handle the transaction.
ST. JAMES, Minn. — A southwest Minnesota man is facing murder charges after allegedly shooting his wife and stepdaughter on Saturday, June 16, following an argument about him forgetting their wedding anniversary. Scott Francis Engelbrecht, 59, is accused of shooting his wife, Joyce, 67, and his stepdaughter Rachel Elaine Linder, 43, according to St. James police. Engelbrecht is in the Watonwan County Jail after being charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder, said a police report..