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ABERDEEN, S.D. – An 86-year-old Aberdeen man has died from injuries sustained in a June 23 crash a half-mile west of Aberdeen. Herman Pfeiffer was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer when it stopped at the stop sign at the intersection with U.S. Highway 12. The vehicle then proceeded across the westbound lanes of U.S. 12, colliding with a westbound 2002 Chevrolet Silverado.
SPEARFISH, S.D. -- Officials are still determining if straight-line winds or a tornado uprooted and snapped off pine and aspen trees for a 15-mile stretch through the northern Black Hills, causing roads and trails to close. Steve Kozel, district ranger for the Black Hills National Forest in the area, said on Tuesday, July 3, he didn’t know how many trees were lost but he said there “wouldn’t be enough fingers in the city of Spearfish to count all of them.”
SIOUX FALLS—A 49-year-old Sioux Falls man has been arrested in a national undercover operation targeting illegal vendors on the underground internet called the "darknet." John Edward Monette is charged with illegally exchanging bitcoins for U.S. currency in the amount of about $19,000 and also receiving numerous international mail packages containing the hallucinogenic and stimulant pills called ecstasy.
HAZEN, N.D. -- A west-central North Dakota man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for selling unbranded cattle owned by his girlfriend who had died. Dwight Todd Mehrer of Hazen is serving his sentence at the Heart of America Correctional and Treatment Center in Rugby, N.D., and has paid nearly $15,000 in restitution after he offered an Alford plea in a McHenry County livestock theft case in north-central North Dakota last month.
This evening I met with President Trump at @WhiteHouse . As I said, if the president wants to meet with me, I’m ready to participate and advocate for North Dakota. And that’s exactly what happened today. pic.twitter.com/LNOsIwSbTf
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- A 30-year-old Moorhead, Minn., man has been sentenced for failing to appear as a witness in a sexual abuse trial of a man on the Sisseton-Wahpeton reservation in far northeast South Dakota. Jack Moore entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to two days in jail, which he already served, on Tuesday, June 26, in federal court in Aberdeen.
Man, 92, dies after crash in northeast ND GRAFTON, N.D. -- A northeast North Dakota man has died after after a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Walsh County. Charles Hoenke, 92, was taken to Unity Hospital in Grafton after the crash on North Dakota Highway 17, about 2 ½ miles west of town. The North Dakota Highway Patrol initially said Tuesday Hoenke was injured, but a news release issued Wednesday morning said he died from his injuries.
INKSTER, N.D. -- Authorities are looking for a driver they say injured a woman in a crash before running from the scene Tuesday in rural Grand Forks County. Maria Jonk Carter, 47, of Forest River, N.D., was injured when a truck struck her while she was driving a tractor north on N.D. Highway 18 around 4:30 p.m., 3 miles north of Inkster in northeast North Dakota, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sanford Health and the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society look like they are headed for a merger. Membership of the Good Samaritan Society, commonly know as Good Sam, approved the partnership on Tuesday, June 26, while Sanford's board approved the merger last week. A regulatory review by the Federal Trade Commission is needed to finalize the deal.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has established an idle-speed-only restriction within 200 feet of the shoreline for boaters on the Missouri and Heart rivers in the Bismarck-Mandan area. River users are also advised to use extra caution because of the safety hazards that accompany high water, including a fast current and debris such as floating logs