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FARGO -- U.S. attorney for North Dakota Chris Myers will be a part of Tuesday news conference in Washington on Tuesday morning to announce a major milestone in the fight to stop deadly fentanyls from entering the United States. Myers, according to his office, will joint Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod rod Rosenstein for the announcement at the Department of Justice.
STURGIS, S.D. -- Official attendance for the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was released Thursday showing an estimated 480,000 people attended the 77th annual event in August, up from last year. Last year’s estimate was 448,000 visitors.
SOURIS, N.D. -- A northern North Dakota farmer’s 3-year-old son fell out of his tractor on Tuesday morning and got run over by the rear tires. Killed in the accident two miles north of Newburg was Burke Henry.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Nearly 2 million people have attended events at the Denny Sanford Premier Center as it marks it third anniversary this year. There have been 42 sellouts at the events center, with some of the top draws being Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Paul McCartney, Elton Johnson, Blake Shelton and the Eagles. Professional Bull Riders events were sold out eight times, while Brooks had nine sellouts this month.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Authorities are still looking for a 36-year-old Sioux Falls man who escaped from the Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls last Friday. Inmate Kia Hansen, who was being held on multiple counts of theft and burglary primarily involving video lottery machines, is now also wanted for aggravated assault from one of Hansen’s video lottery theft cases, warden Jeff Gromer said.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is the happiest state in the U.S., according to a study by personal finance website WalletHub. The criteria used to make the joyous announcement were lowest share of adult depression, highest adequate sleep rate, highest sports participation rate, lowest suicide rate, fewest work hours, lowest long-term jobless rate, highest income growth, highest volunteer rate, lowest divorce rate and safest place to be.
Although the hurricanes have been a long way from North Dakota and the Upper Midwest, its effects are still being felt across the region via the way of gas prices. Since Hurricane Harvey decimated southern Texas where refineries are abundant, gas prices have climbed about 20 cents in the past few weeks. Hurricane Irma isn't expected to have much of an effect, so AAA spokesman for North Dakota Gene LaDoucer expects gas will drop back down at least 10 cents to 15 cents within the next few weeks. With winter approaching, prices are likely to stay down or drop even lower.
STURGIS, S.D.—The South Dakota Black Hills town of Sturgis will be home to a different type of rider later this month. Known for its motorcycle rally that has been running for 77 years, the new four-day rally on Sept. 21 to Sept. 24 will be for ATV/UTV enthusiasts. The event will be in downtown Sturgis and organizers said there are more than 3,000 miles of trails and roads to ride on in the area mostly through the Black Hills National Forest Motorized Trail System. The new event is being called the "ATV/UTV Sturgis Off-Road Rally."
ADRIAN, Minn. — Approximately 400 head of market-weight hogs were lost during an early morning blaze Tuesday six miles southwest of Adrian in far southwest Minnesota. Five fire departments responded to the blaze, which was reported shortly after 2 a.m.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The Denny Sanford Premier Center is partnering with a local country radio station to host pre-concert parties in the attached Sioux Falls Arena prior to six of the sold-out Garth Brooks concerts this month. The parties start at 4 p.m. each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons, Sept. 15-17 and Sept. 22-24.