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STURGIS, S.D. -- Preliminary motorcycle counts in downtown Sturgis for the 77th annual motorcycle rally show a 14 percent increase in attendance over last year. The busiest day was Sunday, but motorcyclists are still arriving in the Black Hills for the rally that runs through Saturday, Aug. 12. Among the visitors so far were a group from China on their bikes.
STARR COUNTY, Texas — A convicted pedophile from Halstad in northwest Minnesota has been caught near the Mexican border after being missing for more than a month. Jonah James Hawkins, 26, was taken into custody in Starr County, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Corrections. He had been a fugitive since June 27, when he absconded from supervised release, the DOC said.
STURGIS, S.D.—The first official fatality of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally occurred Sunday, Aug. 6, when a car and a semi collided, killing the 25-year-old driver of the car from Manti, Utah. The man was driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla northbound on U.S. Highway 85 about 11 miles south of Buffalo and crossed center line, according to the Department of Public Safety. A southbound semi driven by a 44-year-old man from Dickinson, N.D., swerved to try to miss the car but the vehicles collided. Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Their names were not released.
STURGIS, S.D.—The 77th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally kicked off on Friday, Aug. 4, for its nine-day run through Saturday, Aug. 12.. The vendors who line the streets in the Black Hills of South Dakota city are up this year, according to public information officer Christina Steele, with 609 as of Friday compared to 588 last year. Vendors line many of the town's city streets, including Main Street which this past year underwent a major upgrading.
ABERDEEN, S.D.—First it was the mother. Now her boyfriend has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the beating death of her 5-year-old daughter last fall on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Matthew St. Pierre, 31, of McLaughlin, entered his guilty plea Friday, Aug. 4, in federal court before Judge Charles Kornmann in Aberdeen.. His girlfriend, Desarae Makes Him First, 26, appeared before Kornmann last month to admit her guilt in the case.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Authorties want the public’s help in finding an older couple last seen Saturday morning. Police ask that people check their properties for a silver, pewter or gold 2005 Chevy Tahoe driven by Ronald Tarnowski, 82, and his wife Mary, 78, according to an alert from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The SUV has black plastic fender flares, Minnesota license plate 852-JXG and a passenger side running board stuck in the down position.
LACRESCENT, Minn. -- Names of the suspects and officers in a gunfight between police and two Wisconsin teenagers in southeast Minnesota have been released. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said the suspects in the incident in Houston County were Wyatt Robert Helfrich, 19, of La Crosse, Wis., who is in the La Crosse County (Wis.) Jail and William Gerald Wallraff, 19, of Holmen, Wis., who is in the Houston County Jail.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A 61-year-old Sioux Falls seeking revenge on his ex-girlfriend has admitted to a charge of kidnapping her and taking her into Minnesota in the trunk of her car. Jon Henri Bryant Sr. appeared before U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier in federal court on Tuesday, Aug. 1, and pleaded guilty to the charge. He faces up to life in prison.
PIERRE, S.D. – More traffic is expected on highways in the region starting this week in anticipation of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and officials of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety say patience will be a key to remaining safe.
LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Long Prairie Police Department found a suspect in the apparent killing of a woman about 14 hours later at the north-central Minnesota town’s hospital after he sought treatment there Friday morning. Police Chief Kevin Langer said Jose Raul Herrera Torres, 35, who was last seen with a woman around 5:30 p.m.Thursday outside a residence in Long Prairie, had pretty serious injuries.