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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The Imagine Dragons will bring their tour to Sioux Falls on June 26. The concert at the Denny Sanford Premier Center is part of the rock band’s Evolve Tour that launches in June. Evolve, the biggest rock album of 2017, has sold more than 1.3 million copies in the United States and more than 4 billion streams globally.
FARGO—A Fargo lawyer and his law firm who represented a driver and his insurance company following a fatal vehicle crash almost a decade ago in the far northeast corner of South Dakota are being sued by the family of a decorated World War II veteran who died in the crash.
MANDAREE, N.D.—Longtime national tribal activist and Three Affiliated Tribes elder Tillie Fay Walker, 88, of Mandaree on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation has died. She died Feb. 3 in Bismarck and her funeral was last Friday, Feb. 8.
BISMARCK – North Dakota School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said North Dakota’s newly revamped student loan forgiveness program for teachers may offer up to four years’ worth of debt relief, which school districts may use to recruit or retain teachers.
RUTHVILLE, N.D. -- A 21-year-old airman stationed at the Minot Air Force Base has died from his injuries in a crash with a semi. William Buchanan, originally from Raleigh, N.C., was in a 1996 Toyota Corolla on Highway 83 traveling from the air base to Minot on Thursday, Feb. 15, about 10:45 a.m. when his vehicle was struck by the semi driven by Dennis Surprenant, 31, of Minot.
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A 24-year-old rancher was sent to prison for a year and ordered to pay restitution of $275,400 for scamming the federal Farm Services Agency in South Dakota. Paxton Carrier, whose address is listed as Harrison, Neb., near the far southwest border with South Dakota, was sentenced last week in federal court by Chief Judge Jeffrey Viken for his conviction called conversion of mortgaged property.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Alternative rock pioneers The Smashing Pumpkins are coming to South Dakota and Minnesota in August. It’s been more than 20 years since the group has been on tour.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns about a chicken salad product being sold at Fareway grocery stores. The company has 118 stores across the Midwest, including many southern Minnesota and southeast South Dakota. Illnesses were reported in Iowa that may be caused by salmonella associated with the product.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—Minnesota's most notorious drunken driver— arrested for DWI 28 times—is again in a state prison. New York Mills construction worker Danny Lee Bettcher, 65, was sent to the St. Cloud state prison for 4 1/2 years for his latest felony conviction for refusing to submit to a DWI test last week in Fergus Falls district court. The DWI charge was dismissed.
BISMARCK -- A 24-year-old New Town man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for using gasoline to start a home on fire on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in western North Dakota with residents inside, including children. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland gave Charles Valarian Smith Sr. three years and eight months in federal prison for his arson conviction in a court appearance on Thursday, Feb. 15.