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WASECA, Minn. -- Thousands of carp died last month in Waseca County’s Lake Elysian because of a virus likely introduced by the release or escape of a pet goldfish or ornamental koi. The University of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources determined koi herpesvirus was the main cause of the late June fish kill in southern Minnesota. It was the first documented case of the virus in a wild fish population.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A 31-year-old Minneapolis man has died and his passenger is fighting for her life after their vehicle flew off an overpass bridge and then landed on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis. Floyd Cunningham died in the fiery Wednesday night crash, while his passenger, Lancha Robertson, 37, of Minneapolis, has life-threatening injuries and is at North Memorial Hospital.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Country singer Garth Brooks is continuing to show his popularity in South Dakota and surrounding states. He added three more shows Thursday and almost immediately sold them out, according to his promoter and officials at the Denny Sanford Premier Center where Brooks will do a total of nine shows from Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 24.
ALCESTER, S.D. — A third person has died from injuries sustained in a fatal crash at a southeast South Dakota nursing home and rehab center.. Resident Pearl “Tex” Sowell, 95, died Thursday, July 27.. He was one of seven people hit Monday when a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by an 81-year-old woman ran into the group of employees and residents as they were doing outdoors aerobics exercises at the Alcester Care and Rehab Center.
ALCESTER, S.D. – Names are expected to be released Thursday in the fatal crash that killed two people who were walking out of the front door of a southeast South Dakota nursing home and rehab center and struck by a vehicle. Also South Dakota Highway Patrol officials say the investigation into Monday’s crash in Alcester continues to indicate that the incident was unintentional.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Three Bemidji men and two Bemidji women were charged with felonies Tuesday after allegedly holding a pregnant woman -- who they thought was their meth dealer -- at gunpoint. Julian Wayne Jones, 26; Ned Samuel Green, 23; Samantha Brook Gourley, 23; Jerald Downwind, 23 and Angel Renee Smith, 28, were arrested during a traffic stop Monday after law enforcement received a report of an armed robbery.
LEAD, S.D. — Ground was broken on Friday, July 21, for an underground research lab in the Black Hills of South Dakota that will study the properties of mysterious particles called neutrino. Unlocking the mysteries of these particles could help explain more about how the universe works, and why matter exists at all, according to researcher Dongming Mei. Neutrinos are one of the fundamental particles which make up the universe.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Garth Brooks, who says he's on his last visit to the Upper Midwest on his latest world tour, has added five shows to his stop in Sioux Falls in September. And, by Friday morning all of the tickets were sold out—possibly as many as 72,000 as the capacity for the Denny Sanford Premier Center is 12,000. It's not much of a surprise as the last time Brooks was in the South Dakota city he also added five shows, including two in one day, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, 1997, selling more than 41,000 tickets at the older Sioux Falls Arena.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – He said he’d come back. Now 20 years later, he is. Garth Brooks is bringing his world tour to the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Saturday, Sept. 16, which he said will be his last stop on the tour in Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota. He will be joined by his wife, Trisha Yearwood.
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A bicyclist arrested on suspicion of being drunk and riding on Interstate 94 on the Red River bridge between Moorhead and Fargo is to blame for a two-vehicle crash, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. At 1:43 p.m. Wednesday, the patrol received a report of the bicyclist -- later identified as Larry Olson, 58, of Fargo -- in the eastbound lanes on the heavily travelled bridge.