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MITCHELL, S.D.—An owner of a Mitchell hot dog shop was sentenced to the state penitentiary after what the defense and prosecution described as a "troubling case" involving the sale of illegal drugs. Jordan Muntefering, 27, of Mitchell, was sentenced Tuesday, April 4, at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell to 15 years for distributing MDMA — also known as ecstasy or Molly — and possessing MDMA with intent to distribute in a drug-free zone.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A man accused of stabbing to death his 33-year-old wife in Sioux Falls and who was spotted in southern North Dakota when he was on the run Monday, April 3, has been found near the Minnesota border in South Dakota and charged in her killing. Irving Duane Jumping Eagle, 43, was charged Tuesday afternoon with murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree and manslaughter.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will have a chance to keep their vehicle after someone else is convinced of drunk driving in it. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law Monday, April 3, protects an innocent vehicle owner when someone else uses it without permission or knowledge. Existing law allowed the vehicle to be forfeited even if the owner was not the driver.
BELCOURT, N.D. — One person suffered life-threatening injuries and another suffered serious injuries when a police pursuit ended with a rollover 6 miles south of Belcourt. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Belcourt police responded to a disturbance at Sky Dancer Casino after receiving a call at 2:30 a.m. Monday, April 3, prior to the pursuit. According to a Highway Patrol report:
STANLEY, N.D. — A Wyoming man died Saturday, April 1, when the pickup he was driving rolled in Mountrail County. In a report released Monday, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said: Steve McCament, 69, of Powell, Wy., was driving a 2015 Ford pickup north on County Highway 8, about 5 miles south of Stanley, when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road at 8:10 p.m.
A 29-year-old Grand Rapids, Minn., man who shot and critically injured his son before killing himself had battled depression most of his life, the Duluth News Tribune reported Friday, March 31. David Krauss was found deceased in a home Thursday just before 4 p.m. His son, Wyatt Krauss, 8, was also found wounded by a gunshot.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A woman who runs a Grand Forks day care under investigation for possible sexual abuse has been operating the business without a license for more than a year, according to charges filed this week. Amy Jo Puppe, 32, was arrested Thursday for operating a child care facility without a license, a Class B misdemeanor. Puppe runs the Little Rascals day care out of her home at 3921 S. 18th St.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — A man is dead and an 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after a shooting Thursday in Grand Rapids.
ST. PAUL -- A man considered a person of interest in the 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling has filed a federal lawsuit against the county sheriff who investigated the case. Dan Rassier filed the suit Wednesday assigned to Judge Donovan W. Frank, according to court documents.
WEBSTERVILLE, Vt. and ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Vermont Creamery co-founders Bob Reese and Allison Hooper and Land O'Lakes, Inc. president and CEO Chris Policinski have announced their businesses have joined forces. Vermont Creamery will become an independently operated subsidiary of Minnesota-based Land O'Lakes. It will continue to produce its award-winning fresh and aged goat cheeses, cultured butter and fresh dairy at the creamery in Websterville, Vt.