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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A limited number of lower bowl seats have been returned by the teams participating in this weekend’s NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey West Regional at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. The previously unavailable tickets are available at the center’s box office, at www.ncaa.com/frozenfour and www.ticketmaster.com , or charge-by- phone at 800-745-3000.
MINNEAPOLIS—The University of Minnesota women's basketball team is headed back to the Big Dance for the first time in three years. The Golden Gophers were awarded the No. 10 seed in the 2018 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament and will face No. 7 seed Green Bay in Eugene, Ore., on Friday, March 16, in the Spokane region.. The game is set for 4 p.m. CT and will be televised on ESPN2.
FARGO – Sanford Health in Fargo is one of the semifinalists for a national award for its support of the National Guard and Reserve. Of more than 2,330 nominations from Guardsmen and Reservists from across the U.S., Sanford is one of 149 semifinalists for the honor that has been awarded by the U.S. Secretary of Defense since 1996. The semifinalists are from large and small employers and government organizations.
FORT THOMPSON, S.D.—Six people have been charged in federal court in South Dakota with retaliating against a witness in a fraud case. All six have entered not guilty pleas in the case, which stems from a case on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation in central South Dakota. Charged in the case are Tally Colombe, 43, of Fort Worth, Texas; Elnita Rank, 81, of Fort Thompson; Kristal Hawk, 57, of Fort Thompson; Ronda Hawk, 60, of Fort Thompson; Tiffany Monteau, 43, of Chamberlain; and Stefan Monteau, 26, of Fort Thompson.
BULLHEAD, S.D. -- A 27-year-old man from Bullhead on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in far north-central South Dakota has been convicted by a federal jury of domestic assault by a habitual offender and tampering with a victim. Alexander Oka, 27, was convicted last month in a trial in Pierre. Evidence at the trial showed that Oka assaulted a woman on July 5 of last year and had been convicted of similar charges on two prior occasions.
LITTLE EAGLE, S.D. -- A 38-year-old man from far north-central South Dakota has been indicted for his third domestic assault charge. Milo Reuben Red Tomahawk of Little Eagle entered a not guilty plea in federal court on the charge of domestic assault by a habitual offender on Tuesday, Feb. 27. He faces up to five years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine. The assault is said to have occurred in May of 2017.
AGENCY VILLAGE, S.D. -- A 23-year-old Agency Village man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for aggravated sexual abuse of child on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Indian Reservation in far northeast South Dakota.. The U.S. Attorney’s office for South Dakota said Sylanus Flute used force in engaging in sexual acts with a juvenile female between February and April of last year. He has entered a not guilty plea in federal court.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls police are putting out a call for help in a cold case from 37 years ago where a newborn baby boy was left to die in the cold in a ditch in Sioux Falls. It was Feb. 28, 1981, when the abandoned baby was found dead in the ditch near a field south of East 26th Street and South Sycamore Avenue in southeast Sioux Falls. At the time, police exhausted all possible leads but were not able to find the mother. The baby appeared to have a normal childbirth and the coroner determined he died of exposure.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Fans of the 2018 Summit League Basketball Championships at Sioux Falls’ Denny Sanford Premier Center starting this weekend have a safe and secure option to resell their tickets through Ticketmaster’s “Ticketsnow.com” feature, according to center offiicials. The fan-to-fan resale site offers guaranteed seats to the event, since the tickets were purchased directly from ticketmaster.com to begin with.
FARGO – Meteorologists are monitoring the possibility of winter weather hitting the region later this week and into early next week. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks said there are many unknowns at this point, but forecasts indicate light snow and freezing rain starting north of Highway 200 that runs across central North Dakota on Friday, March 2, and lasting through Saturday.