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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Brad Adams of the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls said he has so many river and stream flood warnings that he can hardly keep track. The observing program leader for the service said up to 7 inches of rain fell in some parts of the area around Sioux Falls on Wednesday, June 20, and Thursday, June 21, and major flooding is expected into the weekend in southeast South Dakota, southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa.
SIOUX FALLS, SD – Two men have been indicted and remain in custody after being arrested in heroin and fentanyl cases -- one of which may be the largest in South Dakota history.
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota gubernatorial candidate Kristi Noem has selected a rancher and state legislator from the western part of the state as her running mate. Larry Rhoden, who currently is serving in the state House and ranches near Union Center in western South Dakota, would serve as lieutenant governor in the heavily Republican state.
ST. JAMES, Minn. — A southwest Minnesota man is facing murder charges after allegedly shooting his wife and stepdaughter on Saturday, June 16, following an argument about him forgetting their wedding anniversary. Scott Francis Engelbrecht, 59, is accused of shooting his wife, Joyce, 67, and his stepdaughter Rachel Elaine Linder, 43, according to St. James police. Engelbrecht is in the Watonwan County Jail after being charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder, said a police report..
ARLINGTON, S.D. -- The former postmaster in the eastern South Dakota town of Arlington has been ordered to repay about $353,440 for several ways he was stealing money from the U.S. Postal Service. Craig Christeson, who ran the post office there from 2010 until 2015, was charged with defrauding the postal service.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is ranked the second best state for working dads, according to a study released Monday, June 11, as Father’s Day approaches. WalletHub, a personal finance website known for its in-depth studies, said one of the reasons Minnesota was ranked near the top was that it has the highest median family income adjusted for cost of living of $95,483. That’s two times higher than in Hawaii, which has the lowest at $47,631.
SPEARFISH, S.D. -- The death of an Illinois man who died from a prairie rattlesnake bite while golfing last week in the Black Hills is being called a “tragic fluke.” Lawrence Walters, 70, died at the Spearfish hospital after he was bit while looking for a ball in the rough at the Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club.
GREGORY, S.D. –An 81-year-old man died early Saturday evening, June 9, in an ATV-semi truck collision about 26 miles north of Gregory in south-central South Dakota. The man’s name is not being released pending notification of family, The semi driver involved was not injured.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate Ag Committee introduced its 2018 Farm Bill on Friday, June 8, that's expected to be voted on by the panel next week and possibly reach the Senate floor by the end of the month. The House, which voted down its version of the bill last month, could also possibly take up the issue again later this month, which would send it to a conference committee to iron out differences.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources will continue its longstanding tradition of waiving the requirement for a vehicle permit and providing free admission at all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas this Saturday, June 9. The permit is usually $7 for a day pass.