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ST. CLOUD — Two men who harassed and then stole a vehicle belonging to a Lyft driver in St. Cloud died after they crashed the vehicle into a grove of trees southeast of the city early Tuesday morning, Nov. 13. According to a news release, the two men were picked up by a 46-year-old Lyft driver in the southeast part of town about 1 a.m. and he drove them around for a short period of time as they didn’t appear to know where they were going.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A record amount of meth and heroin have been seized so far this year in Sioux Falls as a drug task force has conducted 357 operations with 105 search warrants. The law officers have seized 52 pounds of meth, about $500,000 worth, so far this year, compared to just 11 pounds in 2017. October was an especially busy month with 11.8 pounds seized.
SIOUX FALLS -- A woman who tried to shoplift a box of frozen chicken from a convenience store in west Sioux Falls Friday morning, Nov. 9, stabbed an employee when she was confronted outside the store, according to city police. About 8 a.m., police said the transient, Chaely Raye Escamilla, 21, stabbed the employee in the shoulder after he took back the chicken. The worker was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Minnesota Duluth junior Riley Tufte has plenty to motivate him in Year 3 with the Bulldogs. The former Blaine High School wing is not only chasing a second national championship at UMD, he’s also entering a pivotal year professionally. After taking him in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft, the Dallas Stars are likely to pull out all the stops in an attempt to sign Tufte this offseason.
FARGO — The recreational marijuana ballot measure in North Dakota went up in smoke on Tuesday, Nov. 6, with voters soundly rejecting the idea.
PIERRE, S.D. — Five central South Dakota women have been found guilty in a jury trial of conspiracy to retaliate against a witness. The federal jury convicted the five women in a four-day trial in Pierre that ended last Friday night, Nov. 2. They all face up to 10 years in prison.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota has welcomed thousands of refugees since the federal resettlement process was set in 1980. So why does a trio of key Republicans up for election want to stop the program now? Well, it depends on whom you ask. Jeff Johnson, Jim Newberger and Jim Hagedorn have each said they will ask the federal government to pause refugee resettlement in Minnesota if elected Tuesday. And they’ve each made it a key issue in their campaigns.
RENNER, S.D. – Two people died Thursday night, Nov. 1, in a fiery two-vehicle crash north of Sioux Falls near the town of Renner. Names of the two drivers are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only two people involved.
LAKE MILLE LACS, Minn. -- The number of walleyes over 14 inches long have nearly tripled in Minnesota's Lake Mille Lacs over the past five years, the state's Department of Natural Resources revealed Tuesday, Oct. 30, an improvement that will again allow ice anglers to keep one fish daily this winter. The one-walleye limit starts Dec.1, the third winter where some walleye can be kept after a series of summers that have been catch-and-release only for all walleyes.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jimmy Butler made five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and scored 32 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 124-120 win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday in Minneapolis. Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks, and rookie guard Josh Okogie scored a season-high 17 points for Minnesota.