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Keystone XL company moves to condemn South Dakota land

Aug. 20, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, S.D. (AP) — The company planning the Keystone XL oil pipeline is moving to condemn private land in South Dakota. TransCanada Corp. has filed eminent domain petitions in state court against parcels of Harding County land owned by two families, The Rapid City Journal reported . At least one family...

Celtics' Kyrie Irving to visit reservation in North Dakota

Aug. 18, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving is set to visit the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, where his late mother was once part of the tribe. The Rapid City Journal reports that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will hold a ceremony for Irving on Thursday in honor of his first visit to the...

Cowboy turned lawmaker hopes to be South Dakota governor

Aug. 18, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Billie Sutton planned to be a world champion saddle bronc rider, but a rodeo accident that claimed his burgeoning career and his ability to walk led instead to a political rise that could make Sutton the first Democrat elected South Dakota governor in over four decades. A horse...

Woman sues surgeon who wrongly removed her kidney

Aug. 16, 2018 12:53 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An Iowa woman is suing a South Dakota surgeon and his practice for wrongly removing one of her kidneys. The lawsuit filed by Dena Knapp alleges that Dr. Scott Baker erroneously removed her healthy right kidney instead of removing an adrenal gland and a mass on the gland during a...

Sturgis motorcycle rally sees more than 500K vehicles

Aug. 15, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — More than half a million vehicles rolled into the small western South Dakota city that hosts the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year, a jump from last year but well short of the crowds that flooded the area in 2015, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. This year's...

Newspaper: rally deaths likely higher than official count

Aug. 13, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The total number of traffic fatalities for this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota may be higher than the state's official count of four, according to a newspaper. The Rapid City Journal counted at least nine deaths associated with the rally. The newspaper determined that...

South Dakota declines to reveal drug to be used in execution

Aug. 10, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Corrections Department is refusing to disclose the specific lethal injection drug it will use in the planned execution this fall of a man who admitted to killing a prison guard. A department spokesman said in an email this week that the disclosure could tend to...

Tech billionaire Henry Nicholas facing drug counts in Vegas

Aug. 9, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tech billionaire and advocate of crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III is facing drug counts after being arrested along with a woman Tuesday at a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort. Nicholas was arrested on suspicion of trafficking heroin, cocaine, meth and ecstasy, Las Vegas police officer Larry...

South Dakota sets execution for man in prison guard's death

Aug. 8, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to the 2011 killing of a South Dakota prison guard is set to be executed in the fall, the state's attorney general said Wednesday. Attorney General Marty Jackley said in a statement that Rodney Berget, 56, is scheduled to be executed between Oct. 28 and...

Ex-student sues district over reaction to 'Netflix n' Chill'

Aug. 8, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — A high school graduate is suing a South Dakota school district and two officials, accusing them of sexual discrimination over an article she wrote for a school newspaper in which she said she likes to "Netflix n' Chill." Addison Ludwig alleged in the lawsuit that she was unfairly...