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MINOT, N.D. -- Three people have been arrested for dealing heroin in two days in Minot, according to police. On Wednesday night, July 11, a man and woman were arrested after a disturbance at a northwest Minot apartment where officers first noticed meth in plain view and then obtained a search warrant.
PIERRE — Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy has received approval to build a $380 million, 72-turbine wind farm in northeast South Dakota. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission this week approved a permit with conditions for constructing the 300-megawatt project in Grant and Codington counties along the Minnesota border and in an area about 10 miles northeast of Watertown.. The Dakota Range project is expected to be finished in 2021. The farm is expected to encompass up to 72 turbines across about 44,500 acres.
FARGO -- Fargo was ranked as the 19th best-run city out of the 150 largest cities in the U.S., according to a study by a personal finance website. WalletHub said the city’s lowest jobless rate among the 150 cities boosted the ranking. The city also ranked 11th for its economy and education and 14th for safety. Other rankings were 23rd for overall health, 27th for infrastructure and pollution, 40th for budget per capita and 49th for financial stability.
MINOT, N.D.— Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell, who has performed at Norsk Hostfest in Minot on several occasions, has been named to the 2018 Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame and will receive its humanitarian award.
YANKTON, S.D. – Names have been released of the five people who died in a Fourth of July two-vehicle crash about three miles east of Yankton in southeast South Dakota during a high-speed chase. In the tragic crash, a Yankton city police officer was attempting to stop a 1996 Acura Integra which was traveling east on South Dakota Highway 50 about 1:20 a.m. on the Fourth. The Integra shut off its headlights and crossed onto the westbound lanes where it collided with a westbound 2010 Nissan Sentra
SIOUX FALLS -- A 59-year-old Sioux Falls man who is accused of taking a woman home from the bar, sexually assaulting her and then refused to let her leave for days has been arrested for kidnapping. Sioux Falls police said Friday, July 6, that Kermit Lee Lewis was arrested by the SWAT team on Thursday night at a west Sioux Falls apartment. Crisis negotiators were also used in the operation. Lewis was taken into custody without incident.
MILBANK, S.D. – A third person has now died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred June 18, four miles north of Milbank. Gerald Boerger, 82, of Milbank, was driving a 1994 Mack dump truck westbound and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection with South Dakota Highway 15, said the South Dakota State Patrol. The truck collided in the intersection with a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox that was northbound on the highway.
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.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Toxic blue-green algae could show up early in some of North Dakota’s waters because of the recent hot days, according to the state department of health. Mike Ell with the department’s division of water quality said algae blooms are most common in North Dakota in late summer, but he issued a warning to watch for the algae now.
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.