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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.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Children with the worst kind of diabetes never get a day off. Dr. Kurt Griffin and the rest of his Sanford Research Center team are trying to change that and find a better way to treat Type I diabetes that affects about 2 in every 100,000 children in the U.S. "The children and family really pay," Griffin, who works out of a small office in the Sioux Falls center, said. Not only has the cost of a vial of insulin gone from about $50 only about 10 years ago to $400 now, Griffin said the shots themselves take a toll.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—A lot of factors can affect a child's health. Poverty, access to health care, obesity and parent-child relationships can all play a big role in how a child develops, said scientist Dr. DenYelle Baete Kenyon of the Sanford Center for Health Outcomes & Prevention Research.
WATERTOWN, S.D. -- Names have officially been released of the two Watertown residents who died early Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash 10 miles south of Watertown. Killed in the 4 a.m. crash were Jaden Olson, a 16-year-old girl, and Michael Forbush, 64.
MILBANK, S.D. -- A 15-year-old girl has died when a SUV driven by a 14-year-old boy rolled over one mile north of Milbank in far northeast South Dakota Tuesday afternoon. The boy, and three other teenage girls in the car, had minor injuries when the 2002 Chevy Trailblazer went into the ditch off a gravel road and rolled several times about 4:45 p.m.. The girl who died, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle, said the South Dakota State Patrol.