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Journalists Ask University Of Minnesota Board To Drop Probe

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A group of Minnesota journalists is asking the University of Minnesota Board of Regents to drop its investigation into news leaks about an alleged sexual harassment case at the university. A petition calls on the administration to concentrate on the issue of sexual harassment rather than pursuing any individuals who may have shared information with the media….

SFPD Reminding Residents Of Scams After Woman Loses $900

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police are reminding people that if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.  This comes after an 87-year-old Sioux Falls woman was hit by a scam. Police say the woman received a call from someone claiming to be with Publishers Clearing House. They told her she won $2M, but that she needed…

Secret Service Budget Asks For $25M To Protect Trump Tower

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration wants more money to protect President Donald Trump’s signature New York skyscraper, add hundreds of new Secret Service agents and bolster security at the White House. A new budget proposal to Congress this week provides the first look into the administration’s request for a full year’s worth of extra protective resources under Trump. About…

Consultant Found Not Guilty In Marijuana Trial

Eric Hagen acquitted of charges Thursday afternoon

FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota jury has cleared a consultant of drug charges after he helped an American Indian tribe develop a marijuana resort on tribal land. Eric Hagen, a consultant who worked with the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, was found not guilty in state court of conspiracy to possess, possession by aiding and abetting and attempted possession…

South Dakota Girl With Cancer Prevented From Graduating

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A western South Dakota high school won’t allow a student who has brain cancer walk at graduation because she is six credits short of being able to officially graduate. The Rapid City Journal reports 17-year-old Meredith Erck wasn’t sure whether she would live to see graduation day. The Central High School student had colon cancer…

Jury Weighs Case Of Tribe’s Marijuana Consultant

FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota jury is weighing the case of a man who faces drug charges for helping an American Indian tribe that sought to develop a marijuana resort. Closing arguments took place Wednesday morning in the trial of Eric Hagen, who worked as consultant to the Flandreau Santee Sioux on the project. The tribe pursued the…

Reynolds Sworn In As Iowa’s First Female Governor

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Kim Reynolds has been sworn in as Iowa’s next governor, becoming the state’s first woman to hold the job after taking over for veteran Gov. Terry Branstad. The 57-year-old former rural county clerk took the oath of office Wednesday in a ceremony at the Iowa Capitol. She succeeds Branstad, who was sworn in the same…

Police Find Meth And Handgun After Arresting Man On Warrant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police arrested a man Wednesday afternoon on meth and firearm charges after he eluded police when they tried arresting him on a warrant. Police say 24-year-old Kelly Campbell from Sioux Falls had a warrant out for his arrest and is a former violent offender. Police say Campbell initially eluded police earlier in the day…

House Speaker Rejects Trump’s Branding Of Comey As ‘Nut Job’

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Paul Ryan says he disagrees with President Donald Trump’s assessment that former FBI Director James Comey is a “nut job.” Ryan tells the Axios website, “Yeah, I don’t agree with that. And he’s not.” The New York Times reported last week that Trump told Russian diplomats that firing “nut job” Comey had relieved “great pressure”…

House Intel Panel To Issue Subpoenas For Flynn Material

WASHINGTON (AP) – The ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the panel will be issuing subpoenas to get former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 election. Rep. Adam Schiff of California told reporters at a breakfast Wednesday that Flynn has declined to provide materials to the committee. He…

Convicted Embezzler Pleads Not Guilty To New Theft Charge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Pierre woman who admitted embezzling from the Fort Pierre Development Corp. two years ago has pleaded not guilty to stealing from her church. KCCR radio reports that 60-year-old Joni Boub is accused of embezzling more than $60,000 from the Dakota Association of the United Church of Christ. She pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Boub was given…

Iowa Man Pleads Not Guilty In Shooting Deaths Of Parents, Sister

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa man accused of fatally shooting his mother, father and sister has pleaded not guilty. Court records say 21-year-old Chase Nicholson filed written pleas Tuesday in Polk County to charges of first-degree murder. The records don’t indicate if a trial date has been set. Authorities say Nicholson used a shotgun that was recovered at…

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Deadly Iowa Jail Escape

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – A man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed a sheriff’s deputy and wounded another while escaping from an Iowa jail. Online court records say 24-year-old Wesley Correa-Carmenaty filed the written pleas Tuesday to charges of murder, attempted murder, escape, kidnapping and other crimes. His trial in western Iowa’s Pottawattamie County is scheduled…

Grandma Penny With The Fruit Club Shares A Blueberry Dessert Recipe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s hard to feel blue during dessert hour, but our guest today has a way to incorporate fresh blueberries into an easy dish. WHITE CHOCOLATE BLUEBERRY OATMEAL COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup old fashioned oats 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick)…

Groundbreaking Begins For $28M Dow Rummel Expansion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Dow Rummel multi-care facility breaks ground on a $28M expansion today The assisted living and memory care center is adding space for 60 more resident and they are also bringing in addition to their “main street” Including a gathering area, pub, beauty salon and theater. officials with Dow Rummel say the expansions purpose is to…

Ex-CIA Chief Was Concerned About Trump, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former CIA Director John Brennan says he can’t say whether there was collusion during the U.S. presidential election between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign, but he knew there was reason to have investigators “pull those threads.” Brennan was President Barack Obama’s CIA director. He told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the…