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ALCESTER, S.D. – Names are expected to be released Thursday in the fatal crash that killed two people who were walking out of the front door of a southeast South Dakota nursing home and rehab center and struck by a vehicle. Also South Dakota Highway Patrol officials say the investigation into Monday’s crash in Alcester continues to indicate that the incident was unintentional.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Three Bemidji men and two Bemidji women were charged with felonies Tuesday after allegedly holding a pregnant woman -- who they thought was their meth dealer -- at gunpoint. Julian Wayne Jones, 26; Ned Samuel Green, 23; Samantha Brook Gourley, 23; Jerald Downwind, 23 and Angel Renee Smith, 28, were arrested during a traffic stop Monday after law enforcement received a report of an armed robbery.
LEAD, S.D. — Ground was broken on Friday, July 21, for an underground research lab in the Black Hills of South Dakota that will study the properties of mysterious particles called neutrino. Unlocking the mysteries of these particles could help explain more about how the universe works, and why matter exists at all, according to researcher Dongming Mei. Neutrinos are one of the fundamental particles which make up the universe.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Garth Brooks, who says he's on his last visit to the Upper Midwest on his latest world tour, has added five shows to his stop in Sioux Falls in September. And, by Friday morning all of the tickets were sold out—possibly as many as 72,000 as the capacity for the Denny Sanford Premier Center is 12,000. It's not much of a surprise as the last time Brooks was in the South Dakota city he also added five shows, including two in one day, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, 1997, selling more than 41,000 tickets at the older Sioux Falls Arena.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – He said he’d come back. Now 20 years later, he is. Garth Brooks is bringing his world tour to the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Saturday, Sept. 16, which he said will be his last stop on the tour in Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota. He will be joined by his wife, Trisha Yearwood.
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A bicyclist arrested on suspicion of being drunk and riding on Interstate 94 on the Red River bridge between Moorhead and Fargo is to blame for a two-vehicle crash, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. At 1:43 p.m. Wednesday, the patrol received a report of the bicyclist -- later identified as Larry Olson, 58, of Fargo -- in the eastbound lanes on the heavily travelled bridge.
EDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Only about 5,500 of the 40,000 mink that were let loose from a mink farm in central Minnesota have been recovered as of late Tuesday afternoon; however, 90 percent of those are dead, officials said. Stearns County Chief Deputy Jon Lentz said experienced mink handlers are using fishing nets to try to catch the minks that seemed to scatter "everywhere" from the Lang Farms LLC about 2½ miles northwest of Eden Valley, next to a grassy wildlife management area.
FRIDLEY, Minn. -- Fridley police are investigating the suspicious death of a teenager found alongside a road early Monday morning. Officers were called to a report of a “male not breathing” near the 7600 block of Meadowmoor Drive just after 1 a.m. When they arrived, they found a body of a teenager alongside the roadway, according to investigators. Fridley police identified the 17-year-old as Mohanned Abdul Hafiz Abukhdeir. He lived nearby.
EDEN VALLEY, Minn.—Anywhere from 30,000 to 40,000 mink are on the loose in Stearns County in central Minnesota after burglars entered a mink farm, cut a fence and opened cages to let them free. The incident happened sometime between 10:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, and 5:30 a.m. Monday, July 17, on Lang Farms LLC about 2.5 miles northwest of Eden Valley. That's about 30 miles southwest of St. Cloud.
LAKE TAHOE, Nev. -- Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen, after a successful 2016 season, is moving up the ranks in the “celebrity” world.