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PIERRE, S.D. - Six people accused of attempting to have sex with minors have been arrested in a Sturgis Motorcycle Rally sex sting, state officials said in a release Tuesday, Aug. 15. An undercover operation taking place at the annual rally in the Black Hills for the past five years has netted arrests of people from across the world, according to Ace Crawford of the U.S. attorney's office for South Dakota.
PIERRE, S.D.—In one of the largest-ever wildlife trafficking investigations in the Midwest, 19 of the 31 people arrested in the undercover operation have been sentenced in federal court. U.S. Attorney for South Dakota Ron Parsons, in a release on Tuesday, Aug. 7, said the sentences were handed down this spring and summer to nine men and five women from South Dakota, one man from North Dakota, one man from Idaho and two pawn shop operations in South Dakota.
SPEARFISH, S.D. -- The death of an Illinois man who died from a prairie rattlesnake bite while golfing last week in the Black Hills is being called a “tragic fluke.” Lawrence Walters, 70, died at the Spearfish hospital after he was bit while looking for a ball in the rough at the Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club.
LAS VEGAS -- Lars Eller's rebound goal with 7:37 remaining broke a tie and proved to be the championship-winning goal as the Washington Capitals won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history with a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources will continue its longstanding tradition of waiving the requirement for a vehicle permit and providing free admission at all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas this Saturday, June 9. The permit is usually $7 for a day pass.
FARGO—The American Lung Association has one thing they want people at a higher risk of lung cancer to know: They can get screened with a low-dose CT scan that could diagnose any cancer earlier and provide a better chance of surviving. It is the deadliest form of cancer, accounting for one in four cancer deaths in the United States..
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Eunice Richmond was working out in the yard the other day enjoying a gorgeous May day. She's also remodeling her kitchen. It's something she thought she might never be doing almost two years ago when she was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and faced the possibility of only six months to live. However, thanks to a new treatment that a regional Sanford Health research team helped develop and study, the 67-year-old Richmond and others are realizing that a longer life than they ever expected may lie ahead.
ABERDEEN, S.D.—A 26-year-old Milwaukee, Wis., man who had been visiting and staying with extended family on the Sisseton-Wahpeton reservation in far northeast South Dakota has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting two girls under the age of 12. Dashown Raymond Keys, once out of prison, will be on a lifetime of supervised release. He was found guilty Dec. 7 by a federal jury after a three-day trial in Aberdeen of four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of abusive sexual contact with a child.
ROSEAU, Minn.—A Warroad, Minn., man faces numerous charges for allegedly threatening to kill police and kicking the face of an officer, giving the officer a bleeding mouth. The Warroad Police Department arrested Justin James Johnson, 22, Friday after they were called to an apartment complex for a domestic report, according to court documents. Johnson initially ran from Officer Brendan Sandy but then stopped, the documents say.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 25-year-old Berthold woman has been accused of stealing a $599 puppy from the Pet Parade store in Minot. The store on Tuesday, April 3, about 6:30 p.m., was called and investigated the theft by a female suspect. The suspect was later identified as Tori J. Francis. Officers made contact with her at a Minot home and found the stolen puppy.