Authorities in Codington County have identified a 56-year-old man who drowned while netting minnows in a slough near Henry.
KXLG radio reports that the victim has been identified as Dean Carl Mertins of Waterville, Minn.
A Level III sex offender who was on supervised release in southern Minnesota and had clipped off a GPS ankle bracelet is back in police custody, according to authorities.
While lawmakers continue to battle the budget at the Capitol, the shutdown is taking its toll away from St. Paul. In the resort town of Waterville, its appeal is written into its very name.