Associated Press

Man Killed In I-90 Crash Involving Vehicles And Cattle ID’d

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a Spencer man who died after a crash on Interstate 90 in Davison County involving two vehicles and cattle. The Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Tracy Morehead was driving a car that rear-ended a pickup truck that had stopped on the highway after colliding with six cows. He died of his injuries later at…

Xcel Energy Building 175 New Wind Turbines

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Xcel Energy is adding to its wind power. The utility company is partnering with Wanzek Construction of West Fargo to build a wind farm in Dickey County and another in Iowa with some turbines located in Minnesota. Construction of the Foxtail Wind Farm in Dickey County is planned for 2018. The Freeborn Wind Farm, mainly…

Drug Busts In Aberdeen Turn Up Drugs, Cash, Cache Of Weapons

Courtesy: Aberdeen Police Department FacebookABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – An Aberdeen man facing drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop earlier this month is facing more counts after authorities searched a residence. Police and a local drug task force on Monday found $23,000 worth of methamphetamine, two handguns, multiple semi-automatic rifles and a pistol-grip shotgun. Authorities say that when they…

1-Vehicle Crash In Mellette County Kills 70-Year-Old Man

WOOD, S.D. (AP) – A one-vehicle crash in Mellette County killed a 70-year-old man. The Highway Patrol says the pickup truck the man was driving went off a rural road and into a river basin 11 miles north of Wood on Monday afternoon. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was alone in the vehicle. He wasn’t immediately…

South Dakota School Raises Money For Puerto Rican School

FREEMAN, S.D. (AP) – A Mennonite school in southeast South Dakota is selling items from its garden to raise money for a Puerto Rican sister school severely damaged by Hurricane Maria. Freeman Academy is selling pumpkins and gourds with the goal of raising $1,000. Proceeds will benefit Academia Menonita Betania, a Mennonite school in rural Puerto Rico. The school serves…

GOP Lawmakers Propose New Conditions On Health Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two top Republicans are proposing a bill for restoring federal payments to insurers that includes tough conditions sought by the White House and congressional conservatives. It has no chance of passing the Senate, where Democrats have enough votes to kill it. The plan would pay the subsidies for two years. It would also temporarily halt tax penalties…

Rapid City Woman Injured In Crash Of 2 Mopeds Dies

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City woman hurt in a crash involving two mopeds has died of her injuries. The Highway Patrol says 60-year-old Carol McLoud was injured Thursday when the moped she was driving rear-ended another that had slowed in front of her on a rural road 15 miles south of Rapid City. Authorities say McLoud later…

Trump Promises 401Ks Won’t Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) – President Donald Trump says there will be “NO change” to tax incentives for 401(k) contributions. Trump says on Twitter Monday: “There will be NO change to your 401(k). This has always been a great and popular middle class tax break that works, and it stays!” The president appeared to be responding to a recent report in…

New York Attorney General Launches Probe Of Weinstein Co.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York state’s top prosecutor has launched a civil rights investigation into The Weinstein Co. following sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the probe Monday. His office says it issued a subpoena seeking all company records The Democratic attorney general says his office wants to know whether any New…

Aberdeen Armed Robber Still At Large

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Police are searching for a gunman who robbed an Aberdeen convenience store and casino over the weekend. Police say the man, dressed in black with a scarf over his face, entered the Sooper Stop West Saturday evening. Capt. Eric Duven says the man brandished a handgun and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Duven says…

3 Bodies Found In Car Pulled From Missouri River

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say three bodies were found inside a car pulled from the Missouri River in Sioux City. Police have not identified the bodies, but they are believed to be those of a missing Sioux City family. The search began Monday afternoon after someone reported that a car had been driven off a road into the…

Drivers Killed In Roberts County Crash Identified

SISSETON, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified two women killed in a crash in Roberts County. The patrol says a pickup truck crossed the center line on state Highway 10 and collided head-on with a van east of Sisseton Thursday. Both drivers were killed. Authorities say 36-year-old Desirae Ortley was driving the pickup. The other victim…

North Dakota Protest Remnants Going to Smithsonian

National Museum of the American Indian will be preserving some of the history

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian is adding some history from the recent protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access pipeline. The museum is adding a nearly 12-foot-tall mile-marker post created by activists to its exhibit on treaties called “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations.” The mile-marker…

Sioux City Man Drowns in Missouri River

Incident happened at the Sioux City Marina

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Authorities have recovered the body of a man believed to have drowned at the Sioux City Marina. Police say a person working on a boat heard a splash around 10 a.m. Sunday and soon found the man in the marina’s Missouri River water. The person unsuccessfully tried to help the man, who slipped beneath the surface….

Iowa Parents Charged In Death Of Malnourished Toddler

RIVERSIDE, Iowa (AP) – Iowa officials say two southeastern Iowa parents have been arrested and charged in the death last year of their severely malnourished toddler. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says in a news release that 29-year-old Ambrashia Chrzan and 36-year-old Anthony McCoy, both of Riverside, were arrested Thursday. They are charged in Washington County with child endangerment…

US: Laptops In Checked Bags Pose Fire, Explosion Risk

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration says in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when lithium-ion batteries used in laptops, cellphones and other devices overheat in…