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RENNER, S.D. – Two people died Thursday night, Nov. 1, in a fiery two-vehicle crash north of Sioux Falls near the town of Renner. Names of the two drivers are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only two people involved.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., -- Tom Brady threw for 324 yards as the New England Patriots beat the Buffalo Bills 25-6 on Monday night in Orchard Park, N.Y., for their fifth consecutive win. Having averaged 39.3 points over their previous four games, the Patriots (6-2) didn't reach the end zone until James White's 1-yard touchdown plunge with just under 10 minutes remaining. Devin McCourty returned an interception 84 yards for New England's other touchdown, and Stephen Gostkowski made four field goals.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jimmy Butler made five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and scored 32 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 124-120 win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday in Minneapolis. Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks, and rookie guard Josh Okogie scored a season-high 17 points for Minnesota.
EAGAN, Minn. -- At the midpoint of the season, the Vikings already know they can’t match last season’s 13-3 record. So is coach Mike Zimmer displeased? Nope. The Vikings’ 30-20 loss Sunday night to New Orleans left them 4-3-1. So the best they can finish is 12-3-1. “I’m not disappointed,” Zimmer said Monday of his team’s midseason record. “It is what it is. We’ve got eight more games to go, and that will always determine what we end up doing.”
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The total amount of fundraising reported by candidates for governor in South Dakota’s current election cycle has surpassed $12 million, and total spending is approaching $10 million, according to a Rapid City Journal analysis.
SIOUX FALLS -- A man who was tased by Sioux Falls police last week in a motel disturbance has died in a city hospital. Joshua Jay Langley died Saturday morning, and police said an autopsy would be performed on Tuesday, Oct. 30. In the incident last Wednesday, police were called to the Motel 6 on the northwest side of town as management wanted a man removed for causing a disturbance inside his room.
WORTHINGTON, Minn.— In a little more than a month, the city of Worthington will be turning on the tap to accept over 1.9 million gallons of water per day from the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System. The Lewis & Clark water, which comes from an aquifer adjacent to the Missouri River in South Dakota and now feeds into 20 cities and rural water systems in that state, northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota, will be blended 50-50 with the water from Worthington’s nine wells.
ST. PAUL -- Devan Dubnyk made 23 saves for the Minnesota Wild in a 4-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, Oct. 25, in St. Paul.. Eric Fehr had a goal and an assist and Jonas Brodin, Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu also scored to help the Wild to their fourth straight win. Wild defenseman Ryan Suter had an assist in his 1,000th NHL game. Dubnyk also assisted on Brodin's goal, the seventh assist of his 10-year NHL career.
ROSCOE, S.D. -- A Roscoe woman is suing the Edmunds County Highway Department in northern South Dakota claiming she was wrongfully fired because of sexual discrimination. Janet Wipf, 52, is seeking $419,558 in damages after being fired from her weed spraying job, according to court documents.
WILLMAR, Minn. - The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported Tuesday, Oct. 23, that it has confirmed a case of H5N2 low pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Kandiyohi County in central Minnesota. This is not the same virus that was the cause of the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak that caused thousands of poultry deaths in the Midwest in 2015. The disease, known as H5N2 LPAI, was detected during routine surveillance testing of a flock of 10,000 13-week-old turkey toms on Oct. 19.