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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Garth Brooks will return to Sioux Falls for the first time in 20 years. The 2016 Country Music Association entertainer of the year will perform Sunday night, Sept, 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Law officers are looking for Minnehaha County Jail inmate Daniel James Erfman who cut off his electronic monitoring GPS bracelet Thursday morning. The 31-year-old was serving a 28-day sentence for possession of a controlled substance and was scheduled to be released July 18. His escape was discovered Thursday morning when Sioux Falls police were called to a residence for a domestic disturbance.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mitch Haniger and Mike Zunino homered as the Seattle Mariners took an early five-run lead and held on for a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Ben Gamel and Robinson Cano added three hits apiece for Seattle (33-34) while former Twin Danny Valencia drove in a run as the Mariners rebounded from Tuesday's 20-7 loss. Eduardo Escobar, Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano homered for the Twins, who scored all their runs on homers.
STURGIS, S.D. - - The fastest woman on four wheels, who also likes her motorcycles, will be this year’s grand marshal at the 77th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Black Hills native Jessi Combs will be the grand marshal for the 15th Annual Sturgis Mayor’s Ride scheduled to take place on Monday, Aug. 7.
RYDER, N.D. — Pretty much all of the eligible riders showed up last weekend in Ryder to start training on riding motorcycles as Harley-Davidson Motor Co. is hoping to make the western North Dakota town the first in America to have all of its residents fully licensed as riders. Mike Roach, leader of public relations for Harley-Davidson in the U.S., said 50 people signed up for a riding academy in the first three hours on Saturday, which he said was all of the eligible riders with a driver's license in the town of 85 people about 40 miles southwest of Minot.
WANBLEE, S.D.-- Five people were killed when a vehicle collided head-one with a semi over the Memorial Day weekend near Wanblee, S.D., in far southwest South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation about 100 miles from Rapid City, according to a report on KNBN-TV. The only survivor was a 16-month-old baby boy.
MINOT, N.D. -- An 18-year-old has entered a not guilty plea to disorderly conduct for a lunchtime water balloon fight at a Minot high school. Xavier Mason Falcon, who just turned 18 last Tuesday, entered the plea this week after last week’s incident at the Magic City campus. Two other 17-year-old boys were also cited for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and their cases are being handled in juvenile court.
PIERRE, S.D. – Troopers from the South Dakota Highway Patrol and Minnesota State Patrol will join together to conduct a 23-hour traffic safety, Memorial Day weekend crackdown starting Friday morning. The two agencies along with other law enforcement departments are participating in the annual I-90 Safety Operation taking place from 5 a.m Friday, May 26, to 4 a.m. Saturday, May 27.
PARMELEE, S.D. — A 23-year-old South Dakota man will spend 20 years in prison for wounding a tribal officer in a shootout on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in southern South Dakota last year while on a six-day methamphetamine binge. Linn Jacob Cross Dog III was sentenced Monday in federal court for the incident on May 11, 2016, when he fired his handgun and hit a Rosebud Sioux tribal police officer in the forearm causing a life-threatening injury while in a struggle after a traffic stop.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Five current and former executives of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe in far northeast South Dakota have entered guilty pleas in federal court to embezzlement and theft schemes. The federal cases against the tribal executives was part of an initiative branded as The Guardians Project — a multi-agency law enforcement operation designed to investigate, uncover, disrupt, and prosecute public corruption, theft and federal program fraud taking place on tribal lands in South Dakota.