Police crack down on street racing
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Law enforcement officers
pulled over more than 100 vehicles in a crackdown on
drag racing in downtown Minneapolis and surrounding
suburbs this past weekend.
Authorities issued 29 citations and booked 22 people
as area law enforcement agencies partnered to stop drag
racers. A dozen firearms were recovered, one person
was arrested for drunken driving and four others were
detained on fleeing charges, the Star Tribune reported.
Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder says drag
racing this year has been “more egregious.” Last month,
police opened fire hydrants to flood downtown streets
and deter drag racing.
SD hospitalizations hit record for 2nd day
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health
officials on Monday reported 11 hospitalizations in
the last day due to the coronavirus, boosting the total
number of patients in medical facilities to a record
The update showed 538 new cases of COVID-19,
following two straight days in which the state topped
1,000 positive tests. A total of 38,504 people have
been diagnosed with the virus since the start of the
The number of fatalities remained at 375 with no
new deaths reported Monday.
State Department of Health figures show that
more than 35% of inpatient hospital beds are available
statewide, as well as nearly 32% of intensive care
Sanford Health, Intermountain to merge
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health and Intermountain
Healthcare said Monday they plan to merge
If the deal is approved, it would unite Salt Lake Citybased
Intermountain with operations in Utah, Nevada
and Idaho, with Sioux Falls-based Sanford, which operates
in 24 states.
The combined organization would employ more than
89,000 people and operate 70 hospitals, many in rural
communities, the companies said in a release. It would
run 435 clinics across seven states, provide senior care
and services in 366 locations in 24 states, and insure 1.1
million people, the release said.
The organization will have headquarters in Salt Lake
City, Utah, and corporate offices in Sioux Falls, South