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South Dakota college pitcher fitted with new prosthetic arm

Jun. 12, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A college baseball player from South Dakota whose prosthetic arm was stolen was fitted with a new replacement limb Friday at a Minneapolis-area hospital. The Argus Leader reports Augustana's Parker Hanson also presented the Shriners...

Some Rapid City-area residents say taxes are hard to swallow

Jun. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Patti Kowalchuk didn’t pay much attention to her property taxes until recently. Now, the 74-year-old widow and grandmother wonders if she will be taxed out of her west Rapid City home. “I don’t know what happened,”...

Baltic mayoral race could be settled by drawing lots

Jun. 11, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

BALTIC, S.D. (AP) — The next mayor of Baltic, South Dakota could be decided by the drawing of lots after the election officially ended in a tie. Election officials from the southeastern South Dakota city, which has a population of just over 1,000, said their canvas of...

Aberdeen preps for first LGBTQ pride events

Jun. 11, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — The city of Aberdeen is preparing for its first LGBTQ pride events on Saturday night. The Aberdeen News reported Thursday that events will include live music and karaoke outside the Red Rooster Coffee House and a drag show...

Man arrested after smashing cars with ax

Jun. 11, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police in Sioux Falls have arrested a man after he allegedly smashed out the windows of two cars with an ax and threatened a teenager. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported Thursday that police got a call late Wednesday...

Authorities investigating discovery of 2 bodies in semi

Jun. 10, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the discovery of two bodies found in a semi-trailer along Interstate 29 in southeastern South Dakota. The semi was found on Tuesday in the southbound lane of the interstate in Union County, according to the state...

Dead man found on Rapid Creek island

Jun. 10, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a man found on an island in Rapid City. KELO radio reports that police were dispatched to a small island within Rapid Creek Wednesday evening. Police said in a...

Noem: State-inspected meat processors can sell out of state

Jun. 10, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced Wednesday that small state-licensed meat processors will be able to ship meat over state lines under a state agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. South Dakota and the USDA's Food Safety and...

South Dakota pork plant, labor union reach 4-year agreement

Jun. 10, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The union that had threatened a strike at a Smithfield pork processing plant in South Dakota says it has reached a tentative agreement with the company on a four-year contract. The Sioux Falls chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers...

Noem gets new rifle at GOP gathering in Arkansas

Jun. 10, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem traveled to Arkansas for a Republican gathering and came home with a new rifle. KELO radio reported Wednesday that Noem traveled to Arkansas on Friday to give the keynote address at the annual...