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ST. CLOUD — Two men who harassed and then stole a vehicle belonging to a Lyft driver in St. Cloud died after they crashed the vehicle into a grove of trees southeast of the city early Tuesday morning, Nov. 13. According to a news release, the two men were picked up by a 46-year-old Lyft driver in the southeast part of town about 1 a.m. and he drove them around for a short period of time as they didn’t appear to know where they were going.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A record amount of meth and heroin have been seized so far this year in Sioux Falls as a drug task force has conducted 357 operations with 105 search warrants. The law officers have seized 52 pounds of meth, about $500,000 worth, so far this year, compared to just 11 pounds in 2017. October was an especially busy month with 11.8 pounds seized.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Minnesota Duluth junior Riley Tufte has plenty to motivate him in Year 3 with the Bulldogs. The former Blaine High School wing is not only chasing a second national championship at UMD, he’s also entering a pivotal year professionally. After taking him in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft, the Dallas Stars are likely to pull out all the stops in an attempt to sign Tufte this offseason.
FARGO — The recreational marijuana ballot measure in North Dakota went up in smoke on Tuesday, Nov. 6, with voters soundly rejecting the idea.
PIERRE, S.D. — Five central South Dakota women have been found guilty in a jury trial of conspiracy to retaliate against a witness. The federal jury convicted the five women in a four-day trial in Pierre that ended last Friday night, Nov. 2. They all face up to 10 years in prison.
BRADLEY, S.D. -- A 47-year-old pilot from Webster died in a crash just about 20 miles south of his northeast South Dakota home on Friday, Nov. 2. Clark County Sheriff Robert McGraw said John Shoemaker died about noon when his Cessna 210 hit an embankment on an elevated township road about 3 miles northwest of the small town of Bradley. Bradley is about 22 miles south of Webster and 33 miles northwest of Watertown.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota has welcomed thousands of refugees since the federal resettlement process was set in 1980. So why does a trio of key Republicans up for election want to stop the program now? Well, it depends on whom you ask. Jeff Johnson, Jim Newberger and Jim Hagedorn have each said they will ask the federal government to pause refugee resettlement in Minnesota if elected Tuesday. And they’ve each made it a key issue in their campaigns.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sometime on Wednesday night, Oct. 31, someone put up posters around the Concordia College campus here carrying the words: "IT'S OKAY TO BE WHITE." The college heard from individuals and campus organizations upset with the postings, and the signs were quickly taken down. College officials also issued a media statement, which reads: "On the evening of Oct. 31 campus security responded to the posting of unauthorized materials on campus. Similar posters appeared on campus last year on Oct. 31.
BISMARCK -- A man previously convicted of crimes related to sex trafficking in North Dakota was arrested again in Bismarck this week and charged with conspiracy to deliver heroin. Levell Lee Durr, 36, of Milwaukee, is accused in Burleigh County District Court of bringing an ounce of heroin to sell in North Dakota and directing a woman to conceal the drugs in a condom inside her underwear, court records say.
FARGO — As the final days count down to one of most controversial ballot measures in North Dakota history, there is still a lot of misinformation — but also some accurate information — floating around the state on the recreational marijuana measure. Polls have shown varying degrees of support for the measure with the latest from the pro-marijuana group Legalize ND showing 51 percent in favor, with 36 percent opposed. An earlier poll by a television station showed only about one-third of likely North Dakota voters in support.