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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.
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.
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.
FARGO – Sanford Health in Fargo is one of the semifinalists for a national award for its support of the National Guard and Reserve. Of more than 2,330 nominations from Guardsmen and Reservists from across the U.S., Sanford is one of 149 semifinalists for the honor that has been awarded by the U.S. Secretary of Defense since 1996. The semifinalists are from large and small employers and government organizations.
FORT THOMPSON, S.D.—Six people have been charged in federal court in South Dakota with retaliating against a witness in a fraud case. All six have entered not guilty pleas in the case, which stems from a case on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation in central South Dakota. Charged in the case are Tally Colombe, 43, of Fort Worth, Texas; Elnita Rank, 81, of Fort Thompson; Kristal Hawk, 57, of Fort Thompson; Ronda Hawk, 60, of Fort Thompson; Tiffany Monteau, 43, of Chamberlain; and Stefan Monteau, 26, of Fort Thompson.
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.
FARGO – Meteorologists are monitoring the possibility of winter weather hitting the region later this week and into early next week. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks said there are many unknowns at this point, but forecasts indicate light snow and freezing rain starting north of Highway 200 that runs across central North Dakota on Friday, March 2, and lasting through Saturday.
GRAND FORKS -- Snowfall of three to four inches made for some tough driving around the Fargo area on Saturday, but it was much rougher in the southern Red River Valley as Richland County in the far southeast corner of North Dakota had an estimated 6 to 8 inches. It was expected to stop snowing by 9:30 p.m. in the Fargo area and with little wind, conditions were expected to improve.