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GROTON, S.D. – A 34-year-old Aberdeen man has been identified as the man who died Saturday afternoon when his vehicle went into the ditch and hit a metal construction container about seven miles south of Groton. . Matthew Krawiec was the driver and only person involved in the crash. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
ROCHESTER, Minn. --- A 25-year-old Rochester man is being held in jail after he shot and killed a teenager after the two were in a vehicle crash over the weekend in the southern Minnesota city. Alexander William Weiss is being held on probable cause for second degree after he shot Muhammed Rahim, 17, also of Rochester, in the chest, police said. Weiss told police it was in self-defense.
GROTON, S.D. – A 34-year-old man died Saturday afternoon about 1:30 p.m. in a one-vehicle crash seven miles south of Groton. The name of the man is not being released pending notification of family members. He was the only person involved.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The Zac Brown Band is coming to the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls this summer, with tickets going on sale next Friday, Jan. 19. The Sioux Falls stop will be the second city on the band’s new 27-date tour on Saturday, June 9. The band will also have a concert later in the summer, Aug. 10, at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. --- When a 23-year-old Burnsville, Minn., man called for a sober driver after his arrest for a DWI earlier this week in St. Cloud, Nathan Henning's father from Brooklyn Center arrived. The Stearns County jail staff then do what they always do. They checked the driver, this time being Richard Henning, 54, with a voluntary breath test for alcohol.
MINOT, N.D. -- Trinity Health officials as of noon on Friday, Jan. 12, have limited hospital visitations to due the flu virus. The restrictions are in effect until further notice at both of its hospital locations. The policy calls for visitations to be limited to immediate family members only, with no children under 18 allowed to visit at all.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—One of the suspects accused of being connected to a double murder in Sioux Falls has been arrested in neighboring Minnesota. Sioux Falls police reported Thursday night, Jan. 11, that Maria Shantel LeClaire, wanted on a $500,000 cash bond for being an accessory to first-degree robbery, was found in eastern Minnesota in the city of Red Wing. Police said a citizen saw the 27-year-old Leclaire and notified local law enforcement. She was taken into custody without any problems and is being held at the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—A 63-year-old Canadian woman is the second person to enter a guilty plea regarding a scheme to defraud consumers by selling light-emitting devices as a treatment for more than 200 different diseases and disorders, the Department of Justice announced Thursday, Jan. 11. Irina Kossovskaia, of Ontario, Canada, pleaded guilty in federal court in Sioux Falls on Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to introduce misbranded medical devices into interstate commerce with the intent to defraud and mislead.
BISMARCK --- It could be called the monster of snow plows and now North Dakota has 32 of them. The tow plow attached to a truck can scrape off an entire two-lane highway or one side of the state's interstates in one fell swoop. Tow plow attachments are 26 feet long, but deployed at a 33 percent angle, it can plow 14 feet of a roadway. With the truck and its 12 feet of blades, which can cover 9 feet to 10 feet of a roadway, the two combined can cover an entire 24 feet or one side of an interstate or a two-lane road with wider shoulders.
ST. PAUL—With almost 1,800 flu-related hospitalizations and nearly 100 outbreaks in schools and nursing homes, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Thursday, Jan. 11, that it could potentially be a severe flu season. The department said as the flu season climbs toward its peak, residents can still get flu vaccines and it's not true, despite rumors, that the vaccine isn't effective this year. In the report Thursday, the department said flu activity is showing a continued increase across the state.