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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., is fuming over a U.S. House member's efforts to block Savanna's Act, legislation aimed at addressing the epidemic of Native American women and girls who experience violence in their lives, especially on rural reservations across the nation. The bill named for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a pregnant Fargo woman who was abducted and killed last year in a baby-snatching case, was passed by the U.S. Senate as a unanimous consent bill on Dec. 7.
HUMBOLDT, S.D. -- A crash after crossing an icy bridge on Interstate 90 west of Sioux Falls near the town of Humboldt last Saturday morning has taken the life of a Fort Pierre woman and left four other teens seriously injured. The woman was identified Wednesday, Nov. 21, as Jennifer Davis.
EAGAN, Minn. -- According to Pro Football Focus, the Vikings have the NFL’s top-ranked safety. But his name is not Harrison Smith. Smith has been rated No. 1 at times in recent seasons, but the top guy in the league now, according to the analytics site, is Anthony Harris.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A coyote took a small dog from a home on the northwest outskirts of Sioux Falls over the weekend causing the city’s animal control department to start several measures to trap or haze the predator. Julie DeJong, animal control supervisor for the city, said the dog was taken by the coyote about 6:15 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17.
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.