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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota District Court Judge Gregory Anderson issued a temporary restraining order and injunction Friday, Oct. 19, against Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening in a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota on an issue of jailing immigrants, an ACLU press release states
PIERRE, S.D. -- A 45-year-old Wanblee man has been acquitted by a federal grand jury of aggravated sexual abuse and sexual abuse. The two-day trial for Isadore John Conquering Bear was Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 18, in Pierre. He had been indicted last year. The charge stemmed from an alleged incident that occurred in June of 2017 near Rosebud in south-central South Dakota.
ST. PAUL -- Bob Kurtz, the radio voice of the Minnesota Wild, will miss three games as the veteran broadcaster undergoes a procedure for an irregular heartbeat, the team’s public relations department said on its Twitter account Sunday night, Oct. 14. Kevin Falness will join color commentator Tom Reid for Monday night’s game in Nashville. The Wild said Kurtz is expected to return for Saturday’s game against Tampa Bay in St. Paul.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — An experienced sports writer and former editor has been selected to help lead Forum Communications Co.’s efforts to coordinate and expand its sports reporting efforts. Mick Hatten begins Nov. 6 as a sports editor tasked with leading its emphasis on high school and college hockey, expanding its network of freelance writers for sports tournament coverage and expanding offerings to audiences across Minnesota and North Dakota.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board has announced funding of its Maternal and Child Health Department for the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, located in northeastern South Dakota and southeastern North Dakota. The funding kick starts the Tribal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program on the Lake Traverse Reservation. The project aims to improve healthy development, family support and early childhood learning among Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate women and children.
LOS ANGELES -- Tobias Harris scored 23 points and Danilo Gallinari added 22 as the Los Angeles Clippers stormed past the Minnesota Timberwolves 128-101 for a preseason victory late Wednesday night. The Wolves were led by Karl-Anthony Towns' 18 points. Andrew Wiggins and Tyus Jones added 12 apiece. Towns led the Wolves in rebounding with seven. The Cliippers took control of the game in the second quarter, outscoring Minnesota 29-15 for a 69-53 halftime lead.
UNDERWOOD, N.D. — One 31-year-old woman is dead after a rollover crash around 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, on Highway 83 three miles south of Underwood. A 2002 Mercury Mountaineer was traveling south on Highway 83 when it left the roadway, entered the ditch, rolled over and came to rest on its driver's side. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Courtney Silk was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
WASHINGTON — Watch live as Christine Blasey Ford testifies before senators on allegations of sexual assault by Supreme Court Justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
PIERRE, S.D. — A government watchdog reporter with experience covering two states' legislative sessions will join Forum News Service's newly created capitol bureau in Pierre. Sarah Mearhoff, who has covered government and politics in Pennsylvania and Mississippi, will begin Oct. 17. She will help launch the South Dakota capitol bureau for Forum Communications Co., which owns and operates Forum News Service. Forum News Service provides and distributes journalism content in four states, including South Dakota.
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A two-hour documentary, “The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science,” created by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns will air on public television on at 8 p.m. Central Tuesday night. The documentary tells the story of the Rochester clinic that has been called a “place for hope where there is no hope,” according to Burns’ website.