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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- PGA Tour Champions and Sanford Health announced on Thursday, June 8, a new event is coming to Sioux Falls for the 2018 season. The Sanford Health International Presented by Cambria will be the first-ever PGA Tour Champions event in South Dakota. Minnehaha Country Club will host the Sept. 17-23 event featuring a $1.8 million purse. The PGA Tour Champions features golfers 50 or older.
Forum Communications will livestream James Comey's testimony to the Senate intelligence committee beginning at 9 a.m. Fired FBI Director James Comey will publicly testify that President Trump asked him to end an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn .
FARGO — A photo snapped at a downtown eatery and shared on social media shows Jamie Grant surrounded by family and friends Saturday, May 27. Later that same night, outside the HoDo Restaurant and Lounge, Grant was punched once, fell, hit his head on pavement and suffered a traumatic brain injury. The 45-year-old husband and father of a young boy died Monday, June 5, said his father Cornelius. His organs will be donated. Grant was out celebrating graduations and reunions on May 27, according to a CaringBridge site set up in his name.
TYNDALL, S.D. — A southeast South Dakota man convicted of multiple counts of child rape was ordered Tuesday to spend 65 years in prison. Paul Brewer, 41, of Tabor, was sentenced for three counts of first-degree rape and two counts of sexual contact with a girl under the age of 16, according to the South Dakota Attorney General's Office. Brewer was convicted of the five felonies following a three-day jury trial in March.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn.- A man who was injured after falling onto concrete at a home construction site Monday afternoon died Tuesday, authorities said. Lt. Rodney Hajicek of the East Grand Forks Police Department said a 58-year-old man died Tuesday morning at Altru Hospital from injuries sustained at a worksite fall Monday. His name will be released pending family notification, Hajicek said.
WAGNER, S.D. — About 200 baby pheasants and other birds were killed Monday and about 500 eggs were lost when a building sustained heavy smoke damage in Wagner in southeast South Dakota.. A heat lamp is believed to be the cause of the smoldering structure, owned by Steve Krcil, in which he raised upland birds like partridge, quail and different species of pheasants. He said Tuesday he's been raising birds for three years.
GRAND FORKS -- A tire technician at a Grand Forks tire shop was injured early Monday when he was run over by a trailer he was working on, according to police. The Grand Forks Police Department, Grand Forks Fire Department and an Altru Health Systems ambulance were called to Big Jim’s Tire Service on Gateway Drive just after 7 a.m. in response to an accident.
NEW YORK—A Grand Forks native who led Buffalo Wild Wings for more than 20 years is retiring amid a shakeup in the board's leadership and pushback from an activist hedge fund investor. Sally Smith, a University of North Dakota graduate from 1979, announced Friday she will step down as the national restaurant chains president and CEO at the end of the year or "until such time as a successor has been named."
GRAND FORKS — A red 1977 farm truck hauling hay avoided rear ending another vehicle on an Interstate 29 exit ramp by hitting the ditch and ultimately losing its load on Wednesday, May 31. The truck driver has not yet been identified as the crash remains under investigation, but according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the incident occurred at 5:53 p.m. when the truck and vehicle ahead of it were on a southbound I-29 exit.
WARROAD, Minn. - At least one victim remains hospitalized in a Memorial Day crash involving a group of American Legion members on their way to a cemetery to honor fallen soldiers in Roseau County. Dan McKinnon, 95, an Olympic silver medalist in 1956 in Italy and member of the University of North Dakota men's hockey team from 1947-50, is hospitalized with severe injuries, according to American Legion members.