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MOORHEAD, Minn. — Funding has been restored to trap gray wolves in Minnesota who prey on livestock. The funding ran out for about a week before the U.S. Department of Agriculture said last week it would provide funding for the rest of the year and also match the $110,000 again next year that's also provided by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the wolf control program.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Tickets will go on sale Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. for the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey West Regional at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. The two-day tourney will be Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24. Tickets for the general public go on sale at the center’s box office in Sioux Falls and at www.ncaa.com/frozenfour .
ST. PAUL — The names of the Stearns County sheriff’s sergeant who fired his weapon during an officer-involved shooting Monday night at a St. Cloud home and the suspect have been released by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The officer was Sgt. Nathan Stewart, who has been with the sheriff’s office for 14 years.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened late Monday at a newer housing development in west St. Cloud, according to a news release issued by the BCA on Tuesday. A Stearns County sheriff’s deputy and several St. Cloud police officers were investigating a possible assault shortly before midnight Monday. As part of the investigation, officers attempted to make contact with the occupants of a home.
FARGO -- U.S. attorney for North Dakota Chris Myers will be a part of Tuesday news conference in Washington on Tuesday morning to announce a major milestone in the fight to stop deadly fentanyls from entering the United States. Myers, according to his office, will joint Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod rod Rosenstein for the announcement at the Department of Justice.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lake property owners are urged to carefully check boats and trailers, docks and lifts, and all other water-related equipment for invasive species when removing equipment for seasonal storage. The state Department of Natural Resources said this is important as new zebra mussel infestations were initially reported by people making fall inspections of docks, boats and boat lifts. The DNR recommends these steps for lake property owners:
STURGIS, S.D. -- Official attendance for the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was released Thursday showing an estimated 480,000 people attended the 77th annual event in August, up from last year. Last year’s estimate was 448,000 visitors.
RAPID CITY, S.D.— Sixteen more people from Nebraska to North Dakota have been indicted for the illegal trafficking of eagle and endangered migratory bird feathers and parts in South Dakota. The men and women, many listed along with the name of pawn shops they were associated with across western and central South Dakota, are in addition to the 15 individuals who were indicted earlier this year as a result of a two-year undercover operation dubbed Project Dakota Flyer.
BACKUS, Minn. -- The Cass County Sheriff’s Office continues to pursue tips in an attempt to locate the suspect involved in the Sept. 16 home invasion case in which a homeowner shot at the intruder who fled the scene in rural Backus in northern Minnesota.
SISSETON, S.D.—Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux tribal officials hope that having one of their own appointed as a special assistant U.S. attorney can help lead the fight against meth and other drugs that are "decimating communities in northeastern South Dakota." Tribal prosecutor Debra Flute was sworn in by a federal judge late last week during a ceremony in Sioux Falls. Flute, an enrolled member of the 13,000-member tribe, received her law degree from the University of North Dakota. She is also the tribe's in-house attorney.