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BECKER COUNTY, Minn. -- Two men riding an ATV fell through a frozen lake in this western Minnesota county Tuesday evening. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident at 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, according to a press release from Sheriff Todd Glander. The incident happened on Height of Land lake, about a half mile from the south access.
ST. PAUL -- A driver struck the Minnesota Department of Administration building on Tuesday afternoon, according to St. Paul police. People described the situation as "possibly an erratic driver" and there was no indication the situation was anything more than that, said Sgt. Mike Ernster, a St. Paul police spokesman.
PIERRE, S.D.—South Dakota lawmakers failed to override Gov. Dennis Daugaard's veto of a bill that would allow carrying of concealed weapons in South Dakota without a permit. To override Daugaard's veto a two-thirds majority was needed in the heavily Republican legislature, however, only 36 legislators voted Monday to override while 33 voted to sustain the veto.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A man in his 30s was still on the loose late Sunday night after he apparently was involved in a stolen vehicle and police chase incident where the vehicle got stuck in Red River bank and he ran across the river. East Grand Forks police Sgt. Dennis Robertson said they had not found him as off about 10 p.m. Sunday night.
ST. PAUL — It took three years, 10 hours of air travel and coordination between three zoos in three different countries, but at last, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul has two new snow leopards. Moutig, a 3-year-old male from ZooParc de Tregomeur in northwestern France, moved to his enclosure in early March and is in the Large Cats exhibit. Alya, a three-year-old female from TierPark Berlin, will join him once she’s a little more acclimated to her environs.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- South Dakota’ s U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler has announced a forum on protecting Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian communities in South Dakota. The discussion will revolve around responding to hate and bias crimes targeted against these groups. A representative from the Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service (CRS) will help lead the discussion.
Class 1A Minneapolis North 93, Red Lake 46 MINNEAPOLIS — An early 27-3 run by Minneapolis North turned out to be indicative of the entire Class A boys basketball quarterfinal game, as the Polars eased away from Red Lake 93-46 on Thursday, March 23. North forced 12 first-half turnovers en route to building a 62-29 lead. A running clock was used in the second half.
ST. PAUL -- Michael Kyaw Htoo was 22 inches long and weighed 10 pounds, 3 ounces on the day he died. He was just 5 weeks old. At that age, experts say babies are first beginning to smile, Assistant Ramsey County Attorney Dawn Bakst told a Ramsey County District courtroom Wednesday. Bakst spoke at a sentencing hearing held for the child’s mother, Shwe Htoo.
LITTLE CANADA, Minn. -- A 29-year-old man who followed a 67-year-old woman into her Little Canada apartment and fondled her has received a stayed prison sentence for the crime. Ramsey County District Judge Sara Grewing sentenced Nicholas Andrew Smith, 29, to just over two years in prison on one count of first-degree burglary Wednesday, according to court records.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Sioux Falls man has been convicted and sentenced for cyberstalking for sending men to a woman's house for sex after posting a Craigslist ad. Eugene Ogden, 55, will spend 30 months in custody and three years on probation for posting the ad eight times on the Craigslist personal section with the victim's address and photo and inviting men over for sex. Last July, the victim contacted the Sioux Falls Police Department reporting that strange men were coming to her home, indicating they were responding to the ad for sex.