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The Biz: Toys R Us Stores in South Dakota, Minnesota Closing, Starbucks Employees Get Good News

Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon said tough decisions are required to save Toys R Us

NATIONAL — The Toys R Us store in Fargo will remain open but the store in Rapid City, South Dakota is closing. It is among 180 stores being closed around the country. Four locations in the Twin Cities also made the closure list. Toys R Us is being squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart. It will begin closing…

Grand Jury Convened in Damond Fatal Shooting Case

Justine Damond was killed by Officer Mohamed Noor in July 2017

  MINNEAPOLIS — A prosecutor has convened a grand jury in the case of a Minneapolis police officer who shot a woman last summer. Justine Damond was killed by Officer Mohamed Noor in July 2017. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said previously he would no longer use grand juries in police shootings, and would decide those cases himself. He said…

SWAT Team, Law Enforcement Agencies Respond to Stocking Lake Near Menhaga

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded and found the man near the lake

  WADENA COUNTY, Minn. — Authorities were called out after a domestic disturbance east of Menahga and a man with a gun walking along the north shores of Stocking Lake. The victim called 911 just after 3 o’clock saying her significant other had left the residence on foot with a firearm. A CodeRED message was sent to people in the…

Returning North Dakota National Guardsman Surprises Daughters at LPA Elementary

He is one of around 150 Happy Hooligans returning from a six month mission to southwest Asia

AUDUBON, Minn. — It was a big surprise for the daughters of an airman with the North Dakota National Guard. Senior Master Sgt. Travis Schauer of the 119th Wing Civil Engineering Squad surprised his two oldest daughters at Lake Park Audubon Elementary. Schauer just returned home this morning and was greeted by his wife and youngest daughter at Hector in…

THE BIZ: History-Making Model Pulls Out of Ad, Ulta Accused of Selling Used Makeup, King of Beers is De-Throned

According to Beer Marketer Insight, beer sales overall dipped in the U.S. in 2017

NATIONAL — British beauty blogger, Amena Khan, is pulling out of L’oreal Paris’ hair-care ads after she is accused of being “anti-Israel.” Khan announced on her Instagram page she would no longer be a part of the campaign due to some tweets she wrote in 2014. The tweets have since been deleted but Khan says they do not represent the…

Aberdeen Businessman Facing 20 Years in Prison for Possession of Meth

The business has since changed its name to Aberdeen Retail

ABERDEEN, S.D. — Sentencing has been set for an Aberdeen businessman who admitted to keeping meth in the basement of his pawn shop. Silas Wilson, 51, pleaded guilty last week to possessing meth and ingesting the drug. The charge stems from a police raid of Aberdeen Pawn in which authorities say they found meth worth nearly $33,000 on the streets….

Richland County Authorities Investigating Possible School Harassment in Colfax

Law enforcement was called in to determine if a crime was committed

COLFAX, N.D. — Authorities have stepped in to investigate a case of harassment, bullying or hazing at the high school in Colfax, North Dakota. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office is following up with a report filed at Richland 44 High School. Superintendent Tim Godfrey says he was notified late last week of the problem. Law enforcement was called in to…

17 Hurt, 2 Dead in Shooting Spree at Kentucky High School

Parents waited frantically at the school for any news of their children

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption BENTON, Ky. — Gov. Matt Bevin says the fatal shooting at a southwest Kentucky high school leaves a wound that will take a long time to heal. Parents waited frantically at the school for any…

Fort Totten Man Sentenced in Police Chase, Shooting Case

A trooper tried to pull TwoHearts over on I-29 on February 2, 2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The man who shot at officers during a chase that started near Grand Forks last February is headed to prison. Daniel TwoHearts, 24, of Fort Totten, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on drug trafficking and firearms charges. A trooper tried to pull TwoHearts over on I-29 on February 2, 2017. His vehicle was…

Former Moorhead Man Accused of Torturing Cats Suspected of Looking for New Pets

Jalen Greer now lives in the Rapid City area

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Police in South Dakota are investigating whether a former Moorhead man accused of torturing and killing cats has been attempting to adopt more pets. Jalen Greer now lives in the Rapid City area. A Craigslist ad there warns that Greer tried to adopt a pet from the Sturgis/Meade County Animal Shelter. He was sentenced to two…