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ALBERTVILLE, Minn. — One Air Force reservist was seriously injured and eight others were shaken up on an Air Force Reserve bus when it was hit by a semi while stopped in traffic on Interstate 94 in east-central Minnesota about noon on Thursday, Sept. 7.
ADRIAN, Minn. — Approximately 400 head of market-weight hogs were lost during an early morning blaze Tuesday six miles southwest of Adrian in far southwest Minnesota. Five fire departments responded to the blaze, which was reported shortly after 2 a.m.
BROOTEN, Minn. -- A 15-year-old boy is in the Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis with severe head injuries after he fell from a pickup over the Labor Day weekend and hit his head on pavement. Dylon Jergenson of Glenwood was standing on the rear bumper of a 2000 GMC Yukon attempting to hold down a portable goose blind being transported on the roof of the Yukon when a gust of wind caused the blind to break free, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Two friends from Iowa who were visiting a home in St. Cloud got in a fight early Tuesday morning with one of the men accused of stabbing the other to death. St. Cloud Police said they were called to a home in southwest St. Cloud about 6:35 a.m. where a man had been stabbed in the torso. Life-saving measures were started and continued on the way to the St .Cloud Hospital, but the man died at the hospital at 7:25 a.m.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Children with the worst kind of diabetes never get a day off. Dr. Kurt Griffin and the rest of his Sanford Research Center team are trying to change that and find a better way to treat Type I diabetes that affects about 2 in every 100,000 children in the U.S. "The children and family really pay," Griffin, who works out of a small office in the Sioux Falls center, said. Not only has the cost of a vial of insulin gone from about $50 only about 10 years ago to $400 now, Griffin said the shots themselves take a toll.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—The most common cancer in children is leukemia and in 90 percent of the cases treatments are successful. It's the other 10 percent that bothers physicians and scientists such as Sanford Research Center researcher Dr. Sam Milanovich, who grew up in western North Dakota. He's glad to be back on the Northern Plains to help in the fight to reach a goal of 100 percent success in leukemia treatment from his study area at the Sioux Falls facility.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Department of Health officials on Friday declared an end to the largest measles outbreak since 1990. The outbreak of spring and summer 2017 that sickened 79 people, mostly children under 10 years of age, began when the first case was identified April 11. The last case was identified on July 13. Under public health practice, the outbreak can be declared over if there are no new cases identified for 42 days.
WATERTOWN, S.D. – A 29-year-old woman walking along U.S. Highway 212 about two miles west of Watertown was struck by a pickup and killed Thursday night about 9:40 p.m. Names have not yet been released pending notification of family, said the South Dakota State Highway Patrol.
MILBANK, S.D. -- A 15-year-old girl has died when a SUV driven by a 14-year-old boy rolled over one mile north of Milbank in far northeast South Dakota Tuesday afternoon. The boy, and three other teenage girls in the car, had minor injuries when the 2002 Chevy Trailblazer went into the ditch off a gravel road and rolled several times about 4:45 p.m.. The girl who died, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle, said the South Dakota State Patrol.
HECTOR, Minn. -- A 29-year-old Sisseton, S.D., woman died while she was walking on U.S. Highway 212 early Tuesday morning when she was struck and killed by a semi. Kara Diane Dirtseller was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 2:09 a.m. near Hector in Renville County in central Minnesota.