SISSETON

West Fargo Parents Sue after Daughter Sickened in Sisseton Pool

The lawsuit claims at least four other children were sickened as well.

SISSETON, S.D.–Two North Dakota parents are suing the City of Sisseton and others, claiming their young daughter got sick after swimming in the local pool and suffered permanent kidney damage. A federal lawsuit filed by Christopher and Katie Cameron of West Fargo says the 8-year-old girl was diagnosed with E.coli at the Sanford Fargo Medical Center a few days after…

Man Charged in 2016 Pipeline Protest Surrenders

The 23-year-old Sisseton man is charged with felony criminal mischief and engaging in a riot.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A South Dakota man who authorities say is linked through DNA evidence to a riot during the Dakota Access pipeline protest three years ago has turned himself in to sheriff’s officials in North Dakota. Prosecutors in Morton County filed charges against Lawrence Malcolm Jr. last month after state investigators were informed by the State Crime Lab that DNA from…

Attorney Seeks Dismissal of DAPL Cigarette Butt DNA Case

Nestor says it's impossible to determine where the butt originated or how long it might have been there.

BISMARCK, N.D.–An attorney for a South Dakota man says DNA evidence found on a cigarette butt doesn’t prove his client participated in a riot during the Dakota Access pipeline protest three years ago. On Monday, attorney Bruce Nestor filed a motion in state court seeking dismissal of the charges against Lawrence Malcolm Jr., of Sisseton. Nestor says it’s impossible to…

Casselton Man Killed In Cass County Crash

He's 87-year old Eugene Cederberg of Casselton.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.  – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the man killed when his pickup collided with a semi-truck in Cass County. He’s 87-year old Eugene Cederberg of Casselton. The crash happened Monday afternoon at an intersection on County Road 4, northeast of Amenia. The state patrol says Cederberg failed to yield to the semi and was hit….

Sisseton Man Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Abuse of A Child

Joel Max is charged with three counts of sexual abuse and one count of aggravated abuse of a child

SISSETON, S.D.– A Sisseton man has pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing a child younger than 12. 29 year old Joel Max is charged with three counts of sexual abuse and one count of aggravated abuse of a child. Court records say the charges accuse Max of abusing of a child between September 2016 and June 2018 in Roberts County. Each…

Victim In Fatal Accident on I-29 Over The Weekend Is Identified

Driver Was Hurt But Could Face Charges

SISSETON, SD — Authorities have identified a Minnesota woman who died in a crash on I-29 in South Dakota. 23-year-old Marrisa Mountain of Granite Falls was a passenger in a pickup that went off the interstate and rolled north of Sisseton on Saturday morning. She died at the scene. The 28-year-old South Dakota man who was driving suffered serious but…

Three More People Charged in Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Embezzlement Case

A total of six people were accused of embezzling from the tribe's Big Coulee District

BISMARCK, ND — Three more people charged in a Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate embezzlement case have been sentenced in federal court. Colette White was given three years of probation and fined $3,000, Gerald German Jr. three months in custody and a $5,000 fine and Gerald Heminger Jr. three months in custody and a $2,000 fine. They also must pay a total of…

Two Dead After House Fire on Lake Traverse Reservation

Two escaped the fire but after the fire was out, two others were found upstairs

SISSETON, SD — Two people have died in a house fire on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation in northeastern South Dakota. The Sisseton Fire Chief says an adult and a child escaped from the burning home Sunday. After the fire was out, two others were found upstairs. They were taken to a hospital in Sisseton where they died. He says…

Gym Fire Closes Sisseton Elementary School

There were no injuries and school officials hope to re-open the school by Tuesday

SISSETON, S.D. — No one was hurt after a fire broke out at a Sisseton elementary school. School officials say nearly 500 students in kindergarten through fifth grade were evacuated after a fire was discovered in the gym of Westside Elementary School. They say it appears the fire began in a mechanical room and it is accidental. Students and staff…