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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A limited number of lower bowl seats have been returned by the teams participating in this weekend’s NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey West Regional at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. The previously unavailable tickets are available at the center’s box office, at www.ncaa.com/frozenfour and www.ticketmaster.com , or charge-by- phone at 800-745-3000.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A 5-year-old girl visiting the falls in a park near downtown Sioux Falls drowned in the river there, authorities said Monday. The victim was Maggie Joe Zaiger of Audubon, Iowa, who was visiting the tourist attraction and the namesake of the city on Sunday with her family about noon, said authorities. She was trying to reach out to touch the foam near a pedestrian bridge when she fell in the water.
ST. PAUL -- Drunken driving arrests were up 28 percent over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Minnesota compared to last year. Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol said there 424 arrests from 6 p.m. Friday through 4 a.m. Monday, compared to 331 last year. Of the arrests, 370 were made by the State Patrol, almost double over last year. Grabow said the average on a weekend in Minnesota is 285.
PARKSTON, S.D. – A family from Tyndall, S.D., has been identified as those who died in a two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning in southeast South Dakota on an ice-covered roadway. Pronounced dead at the scene were Zachary Johnson, 16, the driver; and his two parents, who were passengers, Daniel Johnson, 49, and Tina Johnson, 48. All three were wearing seatbelts.
MINNEAPOLIS—The University of Minnesota women's basketball team is headed back to the Big Dance for the first time in three years. The Golden Gophers were awarded the No. 10 seed in the 2018 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament and will face No. 7 seed Green Bay in Eugene, Ore., on Friday, March 16, in the Spokane region.. The game is set for 4 p.m. CT and will be televised on ESPN2.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Authorities have arrested a 37-year-old Minneapolis man in Florida in connection with the shooting death of another man in Minneapolis. Antwan Darnell Cosey is in custody on suspicion of second-degree murder, according to the Minneapolis Police Department, which gave the following details of the crime and subsequent arrest:
FARGO-- U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue will visit Fargo-Moorhead on Friday, March 9, to tour a research center, hold a roundtable discussion with commodity groups, have lunch with students pursuing degrees in agriculture and tour a sugar beet processing facility.
WASHINGTON – U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., has announced that Minnesota farm native Katie Zenk has joined the committee minority staff. “Katie will bring impressive policy knowledge to the committee and will play an important role in developing policy for a new farm bill,” Peterson, who represents most of western Minnesota, said.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-- A 60-year-old Pipestone, Minn., man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison after a sting operation where he thought he was going to have sexual contact with a 10-year-old and 13-year-old girl at a Sioux Falls, S.D., hotel. Roger Blaisdell was sentenced in federal court on Monday, Feb. 26, in Sioux Falls on the charge of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual contact.
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A 24-year-old rancher was sent to prison for a year and ordered to pay restitution of $275,400 for scamming the federal Farm Services Agency in South Dakota. Paxton Carrier, whose address is listed as Harrison, Neb., near the far southwest border with South Dakota, was sentenced last week in federal court by Chief Judge Jeffrey Viken for his conviction called conversion of mortgaged property.