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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.
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.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—A Minneapolis man who stole mail from affluent neighborhoods in the city and then created fraudulent checks that an accomplice would cash at convenience stores and casinos throughout Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa has been sent to prison for more than five years. Jason Maurice Fagin, 38, was sentenced Thursday, Feb. 8, in federal court in Sioux Falls by U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier for his convictions on conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Besides the prison time, he also was ordered to pay restitution.
STURGIS, S.D.—While motorcycle riding season appears far away with the popular Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, organizers have announced a major new event—a burger cooking battle with more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. Entries are now being accepted for the August competition that will be part of the 78th annual rally this year running from Aug. 3 to Aug. 12 in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. The winner will move on to the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Ala., where the top prize is $100,000, according to rally director Jerry Cole.
EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. -- A 27-year-old man in far northwest South Dakota will spend a year in custody after he showed up drunk to a court hearing and denied he was drinking to the federal judge. Charlie Marshall of Eagle Butte was sentenced Wednesday, Jan. 24, by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken on the perjury conviction.
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A 35-year-old Canadian man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after he was arrested in an undercover sex sting at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Alexandros Thymaras, of Calgary, must also pay a $1,000 fine and a $5,000 special assessment to victims of trafficking fund. He was sentenced last Friday, Jan. 19, in federal court in Rapid City.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A 61-year-old eastern South Dakota farmer has been found guilty by a federal jury of disturbing protected wetlands. Kevin Jay Mast, 61, of Volga which is just west of Brookings was found guilty last week in a trial in Sioux Falls. He faces a maximum penalty of six months in prison and/or a $10,000 fine when he is sentenced on April 9. He was indicted by a grand jury last September.