PENNINGTON COUNTY

South Dakota Reports First Coronavirus Death Among 5 Cases

The state has tested a total of 20 people

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota confirms its first 5 coronavirus cases, and first death. A Pennington County, South Dakota man in his 60’s died Tuesday. He had underlying medical conditions. Four other people are quarantined in their homes in Beadle, Charles Mix, Davidson and Minnehaha counties. The state has tested a total of 20 people. Categories: Coronavirus, Local News Tags:…

Lake Bronson Man Dies In Crash Near Thief River Falls

58-year-old Gary Austad's SUV rolled into a ditch after the crash on Pennington County Road 22

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN –A Lake Bronson, Minnesota man dies after running a stop sign and hitting a vehicle near Thief River Falls, Minnesota. 58-year-old Gary Austad’s SUV rolled into a ditch after the crash on Pennington County Road 22 after 11 o’clock Saturday night. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Authorities say there was evidence that Austad had been…

Search For Young Children’s Home Runaway Halted Due To Weather

It has been more than a week since anyone has heard from Serenity Dennard

ROCKERVILLE, SD —┬áThe search for a missing nine-year-old South Dakota girl has been put on hold due to rough winter weather. It has been more than a week since anyone has heard from Serenity Dennard. The young child ran away from the Black Hills Children’s Home in Rapid City and disappeared into the woods near Rockerville. Officials say snow and…

Thief River Falls Man Accused of Attempted Murder

Shane Williams Allegedly choked and stabbed A woman in an apartment

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — A Thief River Falls man is charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a woman on Sunday. Police say two children were present when 32-year-old Shane Williams choked and stabbed their aunt in an apartment. The woman and children were rescued by neighbors. She was taken to the hospital. Her condition is not known. Williams…

Northern Minnesota Crash Sends Victims To Hospitals In Thief River Falls And Fargo

deputies responded to a rollover near the intersection of Center Street East and 300th Avenue Northeast

PENNINGTON COUNTY, Minn. — One person was airlifted to a Fargo hospital following a rollover in Pennington County, Minnesota. On Saturday, deputies responded to a rollover near the intersection of Center Street East and 300th Avenue Northeast. Mark Urie was taken to Sanford in Thief River Falls. Alexa Jones was life flighted from the scene to Sanford Medical Center in…

Thief River Falls Man Drowns Swimming in Gravel Pit Pond

Kuznia is urging swimmers in this week's heat wave to choose monitored beach areas and stay clear of gravel pits, calling the ponds very dangerous

  PENNINGTON COUNTY, Minn. — The sheriff of Pennington County is warning swimmers to stay away from gravel pit ponds after a drowning. Forty-year-old Myron Sunram of Thief River Falls was pulled from one of the ponds and later died. Sheriff Ray Kuznia says the accident happened Wednesday night in a pit near Oak Ridge Lutheran Church west of Thief…