Legislature Aims to Fix Audit Law Requiring Criminal Probe

Gallion says he's not opposed to making some "adjustments'' in the law.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota legislative leaders say they will fix laws that require criminal investigations into some audit findings that may be the result of an unintentional mistake. Republican Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner calls it an “issue that needs to be resolved.” Wardner says the solution could be as easy as amending language within existing laws to allow for more…

Two Dead After Car Slams into People Outside a South Dakota Nursing Home

Some of the victims have already been treated and released

ALCESTER, SD — Two people are dead and six others hurt after a car slammed into a group of people outside a South Dakota nursing home. Officials say the 81-year-old female driver stepped on the gas instead of the brakes, hitting the people and the Alcester Care and Rehab Center. South Dakota Highway Patrol officials say the fatal crash was…

“This Alone is a Charge”: Shooting Victim’s Family Doesn’t Want Perez Locked Away

Family members say Pedro was a thrill seeker and a loving father

HALSTAD, Minn. — Family members of Pedro Ruiz III tell us the shooting was an accident. “He said he had practiced it,” said his aunt, Claudia Ruiz. “It’s just sad.” Relatives said Pedro Ruiz III was a family man, a hard worker and a thrill seeker. They do not think the fatal shooting was intentional. “They would do anything for…