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LEAD, S.D. — Ground was broken on Friday, July 21, for an underground research lab in the Black Hills of South Dakota that will study the properties of mysterious particles called neutrino. Unlocking the mysteries of these particles could help explain more about how the universe works, and why matter exists at all, according to researcher Dongming Mei. Neutrinos are one of the fundamental particles which make up the universe.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Garth Brooks, who says he's on his last visit to the Upper Midwest on his latest world tour, has added five shows to his stop in Sioux Falls in September. And, by Friday morning all of the tickets were sold out—possibly as many as 72,000 as the capacity for the Denny Sanford Premier Center is 12,000. It's not much of a surprise as the last time Brooks was in the South Dakota city he also added five shows, including two in one day, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, 1997, selling more than 41,000 tickets at the older Sioux Falls Arena.
LISBON, N.D. – A 14-year-old Lisbon girl riding a bicycle was fatally struck by an SUV on Thursday, July 20, a half mile east of here, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The SUV, a 2000 Pontiac Montana, was going uphill and navigating a curve on 68th Street Southeast, a gravel road, when it hit the girl about 8:50 a.m., the patrol said. The girl was headed west, and the Pontiac was eastbound, the patrol said.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – He said he’d come back. Now 20 years later, he is. Garth Brooks is bringing his world tour to the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Saturday, Sept. 16, which he said will be his last stop on the tour in Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota. He will be joined by his wife, Trisha Yearwood.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The name of the 17-year-old who died in an early morning rollover crash near Jamestown in a vehicle driven by a man suspected of driving drunk has been released. The teen is Daniel Short of Belcourt. Short was ejected during the Tuesday crash when the the 1996 Dodge 3500 headed eastbound on Interstate 94 entered the median and rolled about 4:25 a.m. about five miles east of Jamestown.
MINOT, N.D. -- The top lawyer at the Minot Air Force Base has been reassigned pending an investigation, according to the Air Force Times. Lt. Col. Deric Prescott, the staff judge advocate, is being investigated by the Office of Special Investigations.
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A bicyclist arrested on suspicion of being drunk and riding on Interstate 94 on the Red River bridge between Moorhead and Fargo is to blame for a two-vehicle crash, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. At 1:43 p.m. Wednesday, the patrol received a report of the bicyclist -- later identified as Larry Olson, 58, of Fargo -- in the eastbound lanes on the heavily travelled bridge.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A teenage boy from Belcourt, N.D., died in a rollover early Tuesday morning about 5 miles east of Jamestown, and the driver of the vehicle was arrested for driving under the influence, according to North Dakota Highway Patrol. Wilmer Duane Nadeau, 54, Fargo, was driving a 1996 Dodge 3500 pickup that was reported stolen from a rural residence in the Spiritwood area at about 4:25 a.m., the patrol said.
EDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Only about 5,500 of the 40,000 mink that were let loose from a mink farm in central Minnesota have been recovered as of late Tuesday afternoon; however, 90 percent of those are dead, officials said. Stearns County Chief Deputy Jon Lentz said experienced mink handlers are using fishing nets to try to catch the minks that seemed to scatter "everywhere" from the Lang Farms LLC about 2½ miles northwest of Eden Valley, next to a grassy wildlife management area.
FRIDLEY, Minn. -- Fridley police are investigating the suspicious death of a teenager found alongside a road early Monday morning. Officers were called to a report of a “male not breathing” near the 7600 block of Meadowmoor Drive just after 1 a.m. When they arrived, they found a body of a teenager alongside the roadway, according to investigators. Fridley police identified the 17-year-old as Mohanned Abdul Hafiz Abukhdeir. He lived nearby.