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PIERRE, S.D. -- Republican Gov.-elect Kristi Noem will appoint another legislator to a vacant state House seat after a Sioux Falls-area legislator decided not to take her oath of office for the 2019 session.
HAGER CITY, Wis. - Authorities on Monday identified the Red Wing, Minn., man killed in a two-vehicle crash in rural Hager City. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said 42-year-old Matthew Parker died in the crash, reported at 12:13 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. He was pronounced dead on the scene by the Pierce County medical examiner.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Police here have released the name of a pedestrian struck and killed by a train last week in downtown Moorhead. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Officer has identified the victim as Becky Lynn Bachmeier, 47, of Moorhead, police said. Based on information gathered, police said the death does not appear to have been an accident and no foul play is suspected. The incident occurred Nov. 5 near the 14th Street and Main Avenue crossing.
ALBERTVILLE, Minn. — The former publisher of several nationally recognized fishing publications and websites will lead Forum Communications Co.’s expansion of its outdoors coverage. Steve Hoffman began Monday, Nov. 5, as Forum Communications Co’s outdoors editor. He will be based in Albertville and work for Forum News Service, which is operated by the family-owned company. Forum Communications owns properties in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.
BROOKINGS, S.D. – A 47-year-old man died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 23, when his pickup collided with a semi about four miles west of Brookings. Names of the two men involved are not being released pending notification of family members.
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.