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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Officials with the South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety are closing Interstate 29 from the Tea just south of Sioux Falls to the Iowa border. Numerous jackknifed and stuck vehicles, heavy snow and strong winds are making travel through the corridor impossible. “No travel” advisories are also posted for much of the entire southeast part of South Dakota and parts of southwest Minnesota.
SISSETON, S.D. – A 23-year-old woman died and a 28-year-old man was seriously injured Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 near the North Dakota and South Dakota border. Names of the two people involved are not being released pending notification of families. A 2007 Ford Crew Cab was southbound on Interstate 29 when the vehicle left the road and eventually rolled about 17 miles north of Sisseton..
FARGO -- Classic rockers Def Leppard and Journey announced Friday, Jan. 19, that they are teaming up for a North American tour that in this region will take them to Sioux Falls, Minneapolis and Fargo. The two will perform together in 58 cities on the tour starting May 21 on the east coast. The regional concerts are at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, July 18, at Target Field in Minneapolis on Friday, July 27, and at the Fargodome in Fargo the next day.
BISMARCK -- – A North Dakota Powerball player made the trip to Bismarck Tuesday, Jan. 16, to claim the $100,000 Powerball prize. The lucky winner from Dickinson, who chose to remain anonymous, hit it big with a quick pick ticket. The person matched four white balls and the Powerball for $50,000, but then had purchased the multiplier to double the winnings. The winner said initial plans include paying off some bills and putting the rest away for a college fund.
BISMARCK, N.D. – About 630,000 gallons or 150 barrels of produced water has spilled in western North Dakota after a valve failed on a tank used in a carbon storage study by the University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Center. Produced water is water trapped in underground formations that is brought to the surface during oil and gas exploration and production
GROTON, S.D. – A 34-year-old Aberdeen man has been identified as the man who died Saturday afternoon when his vehicle went into the ditch and hit a metal construction container about seven miles south of Groton. . Matthew Krawiec was the driver and only person involved in the crash. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
GROTON, S.D. – A 34-year-old man died Saturday afternoon about 1:30 p.m. in a one-vehicle crash seven miles south of Groton. The name of the man is not being released pending notification of family members. He was the only person involved.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The Zac Brown Band is coming to the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls this summer, with tickets going on sale next Friday, Jan. 19. The Sioux Falls stop will be the second city on the band’s new 27-date tour on Saturday, June 9. The band will also have a concert later in the summer, Aug. 10, at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis.
MINOT, N.D. -- Trinity Health officials as of noon on Friday, Jan. 12, have limited hospital visitations to due the flu virus. The restrictions are in effect until further notice at both of its hospital locations. The policy calls for visitations to be limited to immediate family members only, with no children under 18 allowed to visit at all.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—One of the suspects accused of being connected to a double murder in Sioux Falls has been arrested in neighboring Minnesota. Sioux Falls police reported Thursday night, Jan. 11, that Maria Shantel LeClaire, wanted on a $500,000 cash bond for being an accessory to first-degree robbery, was found in eastern Minnesota in the city of Red Wing. Police said a citizen saw the 27-year-old Leclaire and notified local law enforcement. She was taken into custody without any problems and is being held at the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office.