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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- South Dakota officials on Friday were still looking for 23-year-old Kaleb IronHeart who is accused of driving drunk and recklessly in and out of traffic on busy Sioux Falls streets Thursday night and causing a three-vehicle crash. IronHeart, according to Sioux Falls police, was driving a white van on Minnesota Avenue at a high rate of speed and swerving in traffic about 6:20 p.m Thursday. An officer attempted to stop him, but he ran a red light and fled in his vehicle, said police.
GRAND FORKS -- Two men from the Twin Cities were arrested for possession of drugs with intent to deliver after a traffic stop on Interstate 29 in Grand Forks Thursday. The North Dakota State Patrol said driver Ray Torres of St. Paul and passenger Richard Gamez of Richfield were stopped about 3:40 p.m. as Torres was speeding on the interstate.
LITCHVILLE, N.D. -- A semi struck a tractor that was attempting to turn off North Dakota Highway 46 about 8:20 am. Friday morning, injuring the tractor operator and totalling the 2012 Case IH.
SISSETON, S.D. – Two women died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash on South Dakota Highway 10 three miles east of Sisseton. Names of the two killed have not yet been released pending notification of family.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A 46-year-old man who was asked to leave an anti-Islam program in Sioux Falls with two handguns and then later livestreamed a video on Facebook displaying multiple firearms has been sent to federal prison. Ehab Abdulmutta Jaber of Sioux Falls was sentenced on Monday to 7 months in custody, 7 months of community confinement, and 3 years of supervised release.
BURLINGTON, N.D. -- A 39-year-old Burlington man has died in an apparent ATV crash in northern North Dakota. Paul Staskywicz was found dead in rural Burlington with an ATV nearby still running and in gear, although it wasn’t damaged, said the Ward County Sheriff’s office. The incident occurred Wednesday morning about 10:35 a.m. The incident remains under investigation pending autopsy results.
ST. PAUL — The names of the Stearns County sheriff’s sergeant who fired his weapon during an officer-involved shooting Monday night at a St. Cloud home and the suspect have been released by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The officer was Sgt. Nathan Stewart, who has been with the sheriff’s office for 14 years.
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- A Sisseton man has been sentenced to almost four years in prison and ordered to pay $236,000 in restitution for scamming cattle ranchers in northeast South Dakota. Keith Hagen, 49, was found guilty on eight counts of fraud by a federal jury on June 28. He was sentenced on Monday in federal court in Aberdeen.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened late Monday at a newer housing development in west St. Cloud, according to a news release issued by the BCA on Tuesday. A Stearns County sheriff’s deputy and several St. Cloud police officers were investigating a possible assault shortly before midnight Monday. As part of the investigation, officers attempted to make contact with the occupants of a home.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lake property owners are urged to carefully check boats and trailers, docks and lifts, and all other water-related equipment for invasive species when removing equipment for seasonal storage. The state Department of Natural Resources said this is important as new zebra mussel infestations were initially reported by people making fall inspections of docks, boats and boat lifts. The DNR recommends these steps for lake property owners: