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MN On High Alert As Worrisome Weed Threatens Upper Midwest Crops

A weed strong enough to stop combines and resist many herbicides has been confirmed in South Dakota for the first time, raising concerns it could spread and cut deeply into crop production in the Upper Midwest — one of the few areas it hadn’t yet invaded.

09/26/2014

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Suspect In Death Of NFL Star’s Son Free On Bond

A man charged in the killing of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall has been released on a $2 million bond.

09/21/2014

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Prehistoric Fish Re-Entering Big Stone Lake

Officials from South Dakota and Minnesota are working together to reintroduce thousands of lake sturgeon into Big Stone Lake. Representatives from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be at Hartford Beach State Park in South Dakota on Thursday.

09/18/2014

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Judge: History Of Violence Can Be Used In Trial

A judge says a history of violence against children can be used as evidence against a Sioux Falls man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

09/10/2014

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Federal Jury Convicts Man In Large Drug Bust

A federal jury in Sioux Falls has convicted a Minnesota man in a drug case that authorities say involved large quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana.

08/21/2014

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Gay SD Prep Coach Will Keep Job At Private School

A volleyball coach at St. Mary High School in Dell Rapids who has publicly announced he’s gay says he’s being allowed to keep his job. Nate Alfson announced he was gay last week on the website http://www.outsports.com , and later said he was concerned about his future with the private Catholic school.

08/13/2014

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SD High School Coach From MN Publicly Announces He’s Gay

A volleyball and baseball coach at St. Mary High School in Dell Rapids who has publicly announced he’s gay says he feels elated, though he worries it might affect his employment at the private Catholic school.

08/06/2014

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Good Question: How Did Mount Rushmore Get Started?

As many as 3 million people a year visit Mount Rushmore. It’s become a summer vacation destination for a lot of families in Minnesota and nationwide. And it has quite a history.

08/05/2014

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Attorney Requests Ruling In SD Gay Marriage Case

The attorney representing the six same-sex couples challenging South Dakota’s gay marriage ban has asked a judge to bypass a trial and issue a ruling. Minneapolis-based attorney Joshua Newville filed the motion for summary judgment last week. In the same memorandum Newville included a response to the state’s motion to dismiss the case.

07/07/2014

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Man Gets 2 Life Terms For Fargo Double Homicide

A man convicted in the November stabbing deaths of his ex-girlfriend and another man in Fargo has been sentenced to two life terms without parole. David Stevens was sentenced Friday afternoon. He pleaded guilty in January to killing 23-year-old Samantha Wickenheiser, of Fargo, and 30-year-old Ward Berg, of Moorhead, Minnesota, in Wickenheiser’s north Fargo apartment.

06/27/2014

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Suspect In Death Of Adrian Peterson’s Son Arrested Again

A man charged with killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall is facing charges in a new alleged incident.

06/25/2014

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Good Question: Why Aren’t Aerial Or Exploding Fireworks Sold In Minn.?

The Fourth of July is fast approaching. And as it gets closer, you’ll hear a lot of Minnesotans say they’re going to Wisconsin or South Dakota to buy fireworks.

06/24/2014

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Man Arrested In Police Chase, SUV Fire Identified

A 51-year-old South Dakota man is custody after allegedly leading police on a chase that led to a SUV fire Sunday afternoon, according to authorities.

06/22/2014

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Overturned Truck Dumps Beer Cans In Highway Median

A semi-truck that rolled on Interstate 29 in South Dakota dumped a trailer full of beer cans into the highway’s median.

06/12/2014

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SD Residents Being Urged To Keep Vaccines Up-To-Date

Health officials in Sioux Falls are urging residents to verify that their vaccinations are up-to-date, following a reported increase in the number of pertussis cases in South Dakota. The state Health Department late last week said 29 cases of pertussis or whooping cough had been reported statewide so far this year, compared to 67 in all of last year.

05/26/2014

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Good Question: Why Does MN Only Allow One Fishing Line In The Water?

This time of year is prime fishing time. It’s a good time to get out on the water, drop a line in and hopefully catch some walleye. Our border states allow people to fish with more than one line at a time. So why does Minnesota only allow one line in the water?

05/21/2014

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Aberdeen Cancer Center To Be Named For Meyer, Wife

A cancer center in South Dakota will bear the names of Don Meyer and his wife, providing an enduring legacy for the legendary basketball coach and his primary caregiver. The Don and Carmen Meyer Center of Excellence will house the new Avera Cancer Institute at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.

05/16/2014

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Legendary Basketball Coach Meyer In Hospice Care

The family of former Northern State University basketball coach Don Meyer says he’s in hospice care in Aberdeen. The family says in a statement that Meyer’s health has been declining over the past several months, and after a three-day stay at a hospital with a feeding tube he is now at home in hospice care.

05/14/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Bait Shop

For most people going fishing this weekend, their first stop will be at a bait shop. You can get minnows and nightcrawlers at any one of them. But we wanted to find the Best of Minnesota.

05/08/2014

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Midwest Economic Survey Index Hits 3-Year High

A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states hit a three-year high in April, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months, according to a report issued Thursday.

05/01/2014

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Under-The-Radar National Parks

Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.

04/29/2014

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Mpls. Mayor Officiates Wedding For 2 S.D. Women

A South Dakota couple got to say their “I Dos” Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis. They’re hoping their ceremony will help change a policy in their home state. “Congratulations to this fabulous couple. Twenty-seven years together. Twenty-seven years of family. Twenty-seven years of love and commitment,” Mayor Betsy Hodges said at the ceremony.

04/26/2014

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Mpls. Mayor To Officiate Wedding For 2 S.D. Women

A lesbian couple plans to exchange vows Saturday in Minnesota, then be the first South Dakota residents to legally challenge the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and its refusal to recognize such nuptials. Nancy Robrahn, 68, and Jennie Rosenkranz, 72, of Rapid City, have been together 27 years. Minneapolis lawyer Joshua Newville said Friday he took the case after the couple was unable to find an attorney in South Dakota.

04/25/2014

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Brookings Blizzard Coach Leaving For Hamline Job

Brookings Blizzard head coach Cory Laylin has accepted the head coaching position at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. Laylin has been head coach of the North American Hockey League team in South Dakota the past two seasons.

04/23/2014

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