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CANNON BALL, N.D. -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick donated $50,000 to a Standing Rock Sioux Reservation health clinic in December, his website says. Kaepernick pledged $1 million from the sales of his jerseys to various causes and organizations at a news conference following a polarizing decision not to stand during the national anthem before games this season.
FARGO - A 32-year-old woman was stabbed in the leg by a man she had taken into her vehicle in the downtown area early Sunday, Jan. 8, a Fargo police spokesman said. About 1:05 a.m., the woman was driving on Broadway when she was flagged down by a man who appeared intoxicated and asked for a ride to a restaurant, Sgt. Mark Lykken said.
SIOUX FALLS -- Sioux Falls police officers are conducting their third annual deer harvest in the city limits with the goals of reducing property damage and improving the health of the city’s deer population. For the past two years the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks has issued a permit allowing the police to harvest the deer. The permits were issued after annual deer counts, analysis of deer-vehicle collision data, and public input.
KYLE -- An FBI investigation is continuing this week into a shooting last week by a tribal officer who shot and killed another man during a confrontation on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
BROOKINGS – A 55-year-old man died Monday night in a one-vehicle crash south of Brookings. The person’s name is not being released pending notification of family members. A 2006 Chevy Silverado pickup was northbound on Interstate 29 when the vehicle left the ice-covered roadway, entered the median and rolled. The driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.
ROSEBUD -- Five people who were involved in a breakin at the DaVita Dialysis Center on the Rosebud reservation where star quilts and dream catchers donated to the center were stolen and then sold for meth and marijuana have been sentenced. The convictions for third degree burglary, larceny and receiving stolen property stem from burglaries last January and the five must pay restitution of at least $5,615 for the multiple items stolen that were on display in the center in Rosebud.
SIOUX FALLS -- An anonymous donor has given $3,500 to Sioux Falls police officers to give to the needy in the city. The money will be handed out in various denominations to needy families who officers identify through their work. The money has been given to patrol, detective, and school resource officer teams, and the officers decide when, how, and to whom to give the gifts.
DAVIS – A Sioux Falls man, 73, has died from injuries received in a Nov. 30 two-vehicle crash east of Davis in southeast South Dakota.. Lynn Nelson died Dec. 15. He had sustained life threatening injuries in the crash. A John Deere tractor with a loader was traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 18 when it was struck in the rear by an eastbound 2000 Chevrolet pickup.
North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven met with Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault on Monday, Dec. 19, to discuss ongoing protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline project and attempt to bridge the gap between native and non-native people in North Dakota. In a news release, Hoeven said the protests have been difficult for all who live in the region, and he praised law enforcement for their actions throughout the protests that have ranged from peaceful to at times explosive in southwest North Dakota.