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SPEARFISH, S.D. -- Officials are still determining if straight-line winds or a tornado uprooted and snapped off pine and aspen trees for a 15-mile stretch through the northern Black Hills, causing roads and trails to close. Steve Kozel, district ranger for the Black Hills National Forest in the area, said on Tuesday, July 3, he didn’t know how many trees were lost but he said there “wouldn’t be enough fingers in the city of Spearfish to count all of them.”
SIOUX FALLS—A 49-year-old Sioux Falls man has been arrested in a national undercover operation targeting illegal vendors on the underground internet called the "darknet." John Edward Monette is charged with illegally exchanging bitcoins for U.S. currency in the amount of about $19,000 and also receiving numerous international mail packages containing the hallucinogenic and stimulant pills called ecstasy.
This evening I met with President Trump at @WhiteHouse . As I said, if the president wants to meet with me, I’m ready to participate and advocate for North Dakota. And that’s exactly what happened today. pic.twitter.com/LNOsIwSbTf
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- A 30-year-old Moorhead, Minn., man has been sentenced for failing to appear as a witness in a sexual abuse trial of a man on the Sisseton-Wahpeton reservation in far northeast South Dakota. Jack Moore entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to two days in jail, which he already served, on Tuesday, June 26, in federal court in Aberdeen.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sanford Health and the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society look like they are headed for a merger. Membership of the Good Samaritan Society, commonly know as Good Sam, approved the partnership on Tuesday, June 26, while Sanford's board approved the merger last week. A regulatory review by the Federal Trade Commission is needed to finalize the deal.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Brad Adams of the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls said he has so many river and stream flood warnings that he can hardly keep track. The observing program leader for the service said up to 7 inches of rain fell in some parts of the area around Sioux Falls on Wednesday, June 20, and Thursday, June 21, and major flooding is expected into the weekend in southeast South Dakota, southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa.
BURNSVILLE, Minn.—The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning consumers shopping for vehicles on the internet to be on alert if the seller suggests using a third party to handle the transaction.
WASHINGTON— A strongly bipartisan 20-1 vote by the Senate Ag Committee on Wednesday, June 13, has sent the five-year 2018 Farm Bill to the full Senate and added momentum to get the measure passed by the time the current bill expires on Sept. 30. The senators hope the House will then hold another vote on its version of the bill that was defeated in May to send it to a conference committee for a final agreement.
ARLINGTON, S.D. -- The former postmaster in the eastern South Dakota town of Arlington has been ordered to repay about $353,440 for several ways he was stealing money from the U.S. Postal Service. Craig Christeson, who ran the post office there from 2010 until 2015, was charged with defrauding the postal service.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate Ag Committee introduced its 2018 Farm Bill on Friday, June 8, that’s expected to be voted on by the panel next week and possibly reach the Senate floor by the end of the month. The House, which voted down its version of the bill last month, could also possibly take up the issue again later this month, which would send it to a conference committee to iron out differences.