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BISMARCK -- North Dakota Highway Patrol on Saturday, June 23, released the names of one woman who died and two other juveniles injured in a three-vehicle crash in far south-central North Dakota on Thursday, June 21. Rachel Miller, 64, died when a car driver by 14-year-old Jamison William Mindt crashed with two other vehicles on Highway 6 south of St. Anthony, N.D., the patrol said in a news release. Mindt and another 14-year-old passenger, Owen James Erhartdt, were injured in the crash and taken to a Bismarck hospital.
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.
BISMARCK – A 27-year-old south-central North Dakota man who had been out of prison only nine days when he sexually assaulted a woman has been sentenced to more than 19 years in federal prison.
SIOUX FALLS, SD – Two men have been indicted and remain in custody after being arrested in heroin and fentanyl cases -- one of which may be the largest in South Dakota history.
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota gubernatorial candidate Kristi Noem has selected a rancher and state legislator from the western part of the state as her running mate. Larry Rhoden, who currently is serving in the state House and ranches near Union Center in western South Dakota, would serve as lieutenant governor in the heavily Republican state.
ST. JAMES, Minn. — A southwest Minnesota man is facing murder charges after allegedly shooting his wife and stepdaughter on Saturday, June 16, following an argument about him forgetting their wedding anniversary. Scott Francis Engelbrecht, 59, is accused of shooting his wife, Joyce, 67, and his stepdaughter Rachel Elaine Linder, 43, according to St. James police. Engelbrecht is in the Watonwan County Jail after being charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder, said a police report..
THOMPSON, N.D. -- The forklift operator who was hit by a minivan a half-mile west of Thompson in northeast North Dakota and died on Monday, June 18, has been identified. The victim is Juan Contreras, 61, of Grand Forks. He was driving the forklift about 12:55 p.m. on North Dakota Highway 15 when he was rear-ended by a minivan driven by Marilyn Pederson, 80, of nearby Northwood. Charges against her are under investigation, said the North Dakota State Patrol, which is investigating the case.
MILBANK, S.D. – An older couple has died and another man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday, June 18, four miles north of Milbank in far northeast South Dakota. Names of the three people involved are not being released pending notification of families.
THOMPSON, N.D. -- A 61-year-old forklift driver was killed Monday, June 18, when he was struck by a mini-van driven by woman about one-half mile west of Thompson in northeast North Dakota on state Highway 15. The man’s name will be released Tuesday pending notification of family, said the North Dakota State Patrol.