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ABERDEEN, S.D.—Three men who were part of an elaborate $10,000 blackjack table scam on New Year's Eve at the Dakota Sioux Casino near Watertown, S.D., have been sentenced. Pit boss Lito Bolocon, 44, of Sisseton, S.D., and frequent casino blackjack player Jordon Rondell, 29, of Lennox, S.D., appeared before U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann in federal court on Monday, Nov. 20, and each received a sentence of six months in custody and were ordered to pay $8,700 in restitution to the gaming establishment.
BRITTON, S.D. -- TransCanada Corp has shut down part of its Keystone pipeline after an estimated 210,000 gallons, or 5,000 barrels, of oil leaked in far northeast South Dakota early Thursday morning, Nov. 16. The company said the spill occurred on private agricultural land near Amherst and Britton, S.D., which is about 35 miles northeast of Aberdeen and about 20 miles south of the North Dakota border.
NASHVILLE, TENN. -- Contemporary Christian bands MercyMe and Tenth Avenue North will be touring the upper Midwest in mid-April and tickets go on sale this Friday. The bands will be at Minneapolis’ Target Center on April 13, Duluth on April 14 and Sioux Falls at the Denny Sanford Premier Center on April 15. .
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Sanford Health is one of three sites in the U.S. to launch a study to determine if non-opioid medications are as effective in managing pain after carpal-tunnel surgery.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 35-year-old man died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash about four miles north of Sioux Falls. The name of the male driver is not being released pending notification of family. He was the only person involved in the crash.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- South Dakota officials on Friday were still looking for 23-year-old Kaleb IronHeart who is accused of driving drunk and recklessly in and out of traffic on busy Sioux Falls streets Thursday night and causing a three-vehicle crash. IronHeart, according to Sioux Falls police, was driving a white van on Minnesota Avenue at a high rate of speed and swerving in traffic about 6:20 p.m Thursday. An officer attempted to stop him, but he ran a red light and fled in his vehicle, said police.
SISSETON, S.D. – Two women died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash on South Dakota Highway 10 three miles east of Sisseton. Names of the two killed have not yet been released pending notification of family.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Tickets will go on sale Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. for the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey West Regional at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. The two-day tourney will be Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24. Tickets for the general public go on sale at the center’s box office in Sioux Falls and at www.ncaa.com/frozenfour .
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A 46-year-old man who was asked to leave an anti-Islam program in Sioux Falls with two handguns and then later livestreamed a video on Facebook displaying multiple firearms has been sent to federal prison. Ehab Abdulmutta Jaber of Sioux Falls was sentenced on Monday to 7 months in custody, 7 months of community confinement, and 3 years of supervised release.
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- A Sisseton man has been sentenced to almost four years in prison and ordered to pay $236,000 in restitution for scamming cattle ranchers in northeast South Dakota. Keith Hagen, 49, was found guilty on eight counts of fraud by a federal jury on June 28. He was sentenced on Monday in federal court in Aberdeen.