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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- The Fergus Falls Police Department and the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office are still looking for an inmate who left his work crew on Tuesday afternoon. He was still missing on Wednesday afternoon, the sheriff’s department said. At about 12:14 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, inmate James Fitzpatrick Helps was on a Sentence to Serve crew when he slipped away unseen and was noticed missing about a minute later.
WINGER, Minn. -- A Fertile, Minn., man has been arrested on drunk driving charges after investigators said he drove a car through a bank wall early Friday and caused “heavy damage” to the building. The Polk County Sheriff’s Department responded at 12:42 a.m. to Ultima Bank at 9 Minnesota Ave. in Winger, where a 2006 Chevy Impala was driven into the east side of the building.
MANDAN, N.D.—The leader of a veterans' group involved in the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline and two other members of the organization have been cited for drug possession.
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie said Monday that it was a coincidence that a bullet went through a window at his Mendota Heights home early Saturday. Leslie said his home near Minnesota 13 and Sylandale Road was not targeted, and that no one was injured.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 43-year-old truck driver has died after his semi went off an Interstate 229 bridge in Sioux Falls and fell to the street below. A 2017 International truck tractor was northbound on Interstate 229 nearing the Minnesota Avenue bridge when the truck tractor went off the roadway, hitting the guardrail. The vehicle fell onto Minnesota Avenue where the tractor hit the front of a southbound 2015 Chrysler 300.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— It was a little bit better of a day Sunday when a dog was found in the rubble of a downtown, 100-year-old Sioux Falls building that collapsed on Friday morning. City Emergency Manager Regan Smith said not only was the young woman who was in an upstairs apartment and rescued from the debris on Friday released from the hospital, but the last of her three dogs was also found underneath a mattress. The beagle belonging to Emily Fodness was found when rescue workers heard a faint noise or bark in the building on Sunday.
MAGNOLIA, Minn. -- The name of a 61-year-old southwest Minnesota man suspected in a 25-year-old murder case in west-central Pennsylvania is expected to be released on Friday. The man was arrested by Pennsylvania state troopers and detectives with the Indiana County District Attorney’s office, according to a report in the Indiana Gazette.
STURGIS, S.D.—As the 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally officially started today, Aug. 8, there were no fatal crashes reported so far as of Monday afternoon, compared to last year when six motorcyclists had died already in the weekend before. There were, however, several serious injury accidents, 47 drunken driving arrests and 67 drug arrests as of Monday morning.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A new drug is now available that can reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy -- thanks to a national clinical trial that included Sanford Health sites in Sioux Falls, Fargo, Bismarck, N.D., and Bemidji, Minn.
SPEARFISH, S.D. -- About 470 firefighters from Alaska to Michigan are fighting a pesky fire in the northwestern Black Hills near Spearfish that covers about 1,200 acres of forestland and is only 5 percent contained. As of Wednesday night, about 10 homes, cabins or other structures were in immediate danger in the Crow Peak fire area about four miles west of Spearfish and have been evacuated.