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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A massive fire and explosion in western Sioux Falls on Thursday night at a welding company involved exploding propane storage tanks with flames spreading to five semis with more tanks stored inside them. The multiple large explosions came from the rear of the A-Ox Welding Supply Co. with a rapid expansion of flames.
MINOT, N.D. -- Two Minot residents were arrested Friday afternoon, May 18, after a man was found in southeast Minot beaten with a metal bat and brass knuckles after he apparently had been kidnapped. Arrested were Taylor Laducer, 23, and T Anna Beede, 20. Both were charged with felony kidnapping and robbery. Laducer also faces charges of aggravated assault, while Beede was charged with being an accomplice to assault.
FARGO—North Dakotans can now request an e-visit with a Sanford or Essentia Health doctor. E-visits are available 24/7 for current Sanford Health patients by engaging a provider through an e-visit for a variety of acute care needs including, but not limited to, pink eye, diarrhea, rashes, bladder infections, cold/cough and sinus infection.
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- A 35-year-old McLaughlin, S.D., man who beat a woman unconscious and then sexually assaulted her on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. Jeremy Agard was sentenced Monday, May 14, in federal court in Aberdeen. He will also be on supervised release for 10 years after his prison term and must pay restitution of $13,697 to the victim.
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.
SISSETON, S.D. -- A 66-year-old Sisseton woman who was part of a group that embezzled $360,500 from a district of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe has been sentenced in federal court to 16 months in prison.
YANKTON, S.D. – A 21-year-old Sisseton woman has been identified as the person who died Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash six miles north of Yankton. Lucille Casiano, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital where she was pronounced dead.
FARGO-- North Dakota is among the top 5 states as far as having the least amount of drug problems. A study by the personal financial website WalletHub, which delves into a variety of issues, said the state is 46th in the amount of drug abuse troubles.
FARGO -- North Dakota is the best state to pursue a career in law enforcement, according to a study released this week. The study by the financial website WalletHub said the state earned the No. 1 ranking because it was first in the percentage of homicide cases solved and fifth in median income growth for law enforcement.
DENVER -- Mark Fox, chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in western North Dakota, has been named to the Environmental Protection Agency local government advisory committee. The agency said the 34-member board helps EPA develop partnerships with local governments to provide improvements to public health and more efficient and effective environmental protection at the community, state and federal levels.