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BEMIDJI, Minn.-- A judge issued a warrant Friday for the arrest of the Tennessee man officials say caused a traumatic school bus crash in early May near Bemidji. Thomas Lee Nielsen, 29, was cited for careless driving May 5 -- two days after the crash -- and was schedule to appear in court Friday for an arraignment. Nielsen did not appear, prompting Judge John Melbye to issue the warrant.
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 .
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.
Just under the required deadline, Bob Dylan has delivered his official Nobel Prize lecture — and he leads it off by talking about seeing Buddy Holly perform in Duluth.
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."
FARGO -- A woman who had escaped Thursday, June 1, from the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown was apprehended early Friday in Fargo.