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HUDSON, Wis. -- A Pierce County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of child sexual assault. According to the Pierce County Jail log, Allen J. Wojcik, 31, was booked at 5:32 p.m. Sept. 26 on suspicion of second-degree sexual assault of a child. He was transferred to the St. Croix County jail, where he was also listed on a Wednesday jail log.
WASHINGTON — Watch live as Christine Blasey Ford testifies before senators on allegations of sexual assault by Supreme Court Justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—A 25-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested Tuesday night, Sept. 25, after a high-speed chase through Bemidji resulted in his vehicle crashing into a tree and another vehicle. The driver, Donald Negron, was arrested for feeling a peace officer, criminal vehicular operation causing great bodily harm and third-degree DWI, Bemidji police said in a news release. According to Bemidji police, an officer tried to pull over the vehicle at 11:52 p.m. The vehicle was not using headlights or taillights.
PIERRE, S.D. — A government watchdog reporter with experience covering two states' legislative sessions will join Forum News Service's newly created capitol bureau in Pierre. Sarah Mearhoff, who has covered government and politics in Pennsylvania and Mississippi, will begin Oct. 17. She will help launch the South Dakota capitol bureau for Forum Communications Co., which owns and operates Forum News Service. Forum News Service provides and distributes journalism content in four states, including South Dakota.
PRESHO, S.D. — A 2-year-old boy from Howard died Monday, Sept. 24, in a farming accident in south-central South Dakota, authorities said. Jed Haak got trapped in a grain auger-conveyor machine in rural Lyman County before he was transported via ambulance to a Chamberlain hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Authorities said the child's family has land in Lyman County, between Kennebec and Presho.
MOORHEAD — The college admission fee to all Minnesota colleges and universities will be waived from Monday, Oct. 22 to Friday, Oct. 26, as part of College Knowledge Month. Application fees for qualified low-income students and active duty military service members deployed overseas are always waived at every Minnesota State college and university. If prompted for a promo code, applicants should use "CKM2018." For more information, visit www.minnstate.edu/collegeknowledge .
The Minnesota Duluth men's hockey program will begin the 2018-19 season right where it left off at the end of last season—on top. The defending national champion Bulldogs picked up 44 of 50 first-place votes Monday, Sept. 24, to take the top spot in the USCHO Division I men's preseason poll. Aside from UMD, which returns 19 of the 26 players from the 2017-18 squad, four other NCHC teams were included in the national poll, including two more in the top 10.
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A two-hour documentary, “The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science,” created by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns will air on public television on at 8 p.m. Central Tuesday night. The documentary tells the story of the Rochester clinic that has been called a “place for hope where there is no hope,” according to Burns’ website.
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. -- A 25-year-old man is in custody in connection with the death of a 28-year-old man whose buried body was uncovered by authorities on Saturday, Sept. 22. A man, identified as Jordan Jerome Dalman, came to the sheriff’s office Friday afternoon and told deputies an incident happened at his home about nine miles north of Pelican Rapids and someone died, a news release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department said.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It was a good day for the golfers with regional ties Friday, Sept. 21, at the opening round of the Sanford International Champions Tour event at Minnehaha Country Club. Madison, Wisconsin, native Steve Stricker and Council Bluffs, Iowa's Jerry Smith each shot 7-under-par 63s to be part of a four-way tie for the lead after the inaugural 18 holes. Brandt Jobe and David McKenzie were also in the clubhouse with rounds of 63 at days' end, in which the field averaged 68.2 strokes in the round.