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RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Two Rapid City men have entered not guilty pleas in federal court to stealing 24 firearms from a city gun shop last week. Matthew Keifer, 30, and Zephaniah Thompson, 28, were charged on Aug. 24, just two days after the nighttime burglary at the The Rooster gun shop. They entered their pleas on Monday, Aug. 27.
PIERRE, S.D. – The Pierre community is preparing to welcome South Dakota’s next governor to the capital city. Matt and Stephanie Judson will be the chairs of the 2019 Inaugural Committee made up of about 30 people and hundreds of volunteers who will plan and execute the statewide celebration for South Dakota’s next governor.
SUMMIT, S.D.—Someone craving a beef roast in Minnesota may have to wait a little bit longer after two semis crashed in far northeast South Dakota this past weekend. More than 31,000 pounds or almost 16 tons of beef roasts were destroyed after the semis collided in foggy conditions about three miles west of Summit near the Minnesota border about 7:20 a.m. on Saturday.
BOTTINEAU, N.D.—Bottineau County Sheriff Steve Watson and his nine deputies will continue working overtime in the coming year helping patrol the north-central North Dakota county's 60 miles of border with Canada after additional federal funding was announced Friday, Aug. 24. A new, specially equipped four-wheel drive vehicle is also being ordered, thanks to the federal aid.
GRAND FORKS -- Officers have identified a Grand Forks woman who died after crashing her motorcycle Wednesday evening in the city.. In the crash, 39-year-old Renee Lillehaugen lost control of her 2000 Harley Davidson just before 8 p.m., according to a news release. The motorcycle was eastbound on DeMers Avenue when it hit the curb and then a traffic pole, the release said.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A $10,000 reward has been offered for information into the Wednesday, Aug. 22, burglary where 20 to 20 firearms were stolen from a Rapid City sporting goods store. In the burglary in the early morning hours, police said suspects broke into The Rooster store on Main Street.
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has identified the persons that have been taking photos and samples of grain without proper identification on farms across the state.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The first farm bill conference committee meeting has been set for Sept. 5. The conferees from the House and Senate will try to iron out differences between their two bills in the panel, which includes all of North Dakota’s congressional delegation — Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer and the state’s two U.S. senators Democrat Heidi Heitkamp and Republican John Hoeven.
STREETER, N.D. -- A 68-year-old motorcyclist from southeast North Dakota has died from injuries in a crash on Aug. 8 one mile east of Medina on Interstate 94. Stanley Spitzer, of nearby Streeter, was critically injured in the crash about 6:30 p.m. that night when he lost control of his 2002 Harley Davidson, entered the median and was thrown from the motorcycle.
FARGO — A 38-year-old woman accused of starting a clothing rack on fire at a downtown Minneapolis store has been found in Fargo. Lewonda Jones, of the Twin Cities suburb of Brooklyn Center, was charged last week in Hennepin County with two counts of arson. Jones is being held in the Cass County Jail in Fargo pending her return to Minnesota.