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BISMARCK -- – A North Dakota Powerball player made the trip to Bismarck Tuesday, Jan. 16, to claim the $100,000 Powerball prize. The lucky winner from Dickinson, who chose to remain anonymous, hit it big with a quick pick ticket. The person matched four white balls and the Powerball for $50,000, but then had purchased the multiplier to double the winnings. The winner said initial plans include paying off some bills and putting the rest away for a college fund.
BISMARCK, N.D. – About 630,000 gallons or 150 barrels of produced water has spilled in western North Dakota after a valve failed on a tank used in a carbon storage study by the University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Center. Produced water is water trapped in underground formations that is brought to the surface during oil and gas exploration and production
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The Zac Brown Band is coming to the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls this summer, with tickets going on sale next Friday, Jan. 19. The Sioux Falls stop will be the second city on the band’s new 27-date tour on Saturday, June 9. The band will also have a concert later in the summer, Aug. 10, at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis.
MINOT, N.D. -- Trinity Health officials as of noon on Friday, Jan. 12, have limited hospital visitations to due the flu virus. The restrictions are in effect until further notice at both of its hospital locations. The policy calls for visitations to be limited to immediate family members only, with no children under 18 allowed to visit at all.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—One of the suspects accused of being connected to a double murder in Sioux Falls has been arrested in neighboring Minnesota. Sioux Falls police reported Thursday night, Jan. 11, that Maria Shantel LeClaire, wanted on a $500,000 cash bond for being an accessory to first-degree robbery, was found in eastern Minnesota in the city of Red Wing. Police said a citizen saw the 27-year-old Leclaire and notified local law enforcement. She was taken into custody without any problems and is being held at the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—A 63-year-old Canadian woman is the second person to enter a guilty plea regarding a scheme to defraud consumers by selling light-emitting devices as a treatment for more than 200 different diseases and disorders, the Department of Justice announced Thursday, Jan. 11. Irina Kossovskaia, of Ontario, Canada, pleaded guilty in federal court in Sioux Falls on Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to introduce misbranded medical devices into interstate commerce with the intent to defraud and mislead.
BISMARCK --- It could be called the monster of snow plows and now North Dakota has 32 of them. The tow plow attached to a truck can scrape off an entire two-lane highway or one side of the state's interstates in one fell swoop. Tow plow attachments are 26 feet long, but deployed at a 33 percent angle, it can plow 14 feet of a roadway. With the truck and its 12 feet of blades, which can cover 9 feet to 10 feet of a roadway, the two combined can cover an entire 24 feet or one side of an interstate or a two-lane road with wider shoulders.
EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. -- A 42-year-old man who lives in far northwest South Dakota has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for beating up a woman after she refused to give him money for alcohol. Celby Noisy Hawk Jr. of Eagle Butte on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation was convicted of assault resulting in serious bodily injury in the incident last June 9. He was sentenced last week.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Two Chicago men have been sentenced for distributing heroin in South Dakota -- sometimes trading the drug for firearms.. U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier last week sentenced Clifton Curtis Odie, 42, to 20 years in custody and Robert Andrew Lockhart, 48, to almost nine years in prison. Last October, co-conspirators Raleigh Dee Thomas, 26, and Stephen Nathaniel Harris, 38, were each sentenced to five years in prison.
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- A 41-year-old Little Eagle man from far north-central South Dakota on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on charges of child abuse, assault with a dangerous weapon and child pornography after he was found guilty in two jury trials. Chavez Spotted Horse was sentenced in Aberdeen last week by U.S. District Court Judge Charles Kornmann.