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Bowdle woman gifts graduates with special handmade quilts

May. 27, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — For the last 39 years, high school and college graduates in the Bowdle area have received a special gift — a handmade quilt from Jeanne Bieber. "It's a good gift. It's something they can use, and it's something I do out of love," Bieber said to the Aberdeen American News. "It's...

2 South Dakota men take unique journeys to finding sobriety

May. 27, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — For every school student, graduation is an accomplishment that marks a milestone in life. For Carl Umlauf and Clinton Reid, their recent graduation from Drug Court was perhaps the biggest milestone they have achieved so far. With friends, family, and well-wishers packed into a...

CBD oil taken from South Dakota store after THC found

May. 26, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police in a South Dakota city say they have seized hemp-derived CBD oil from a health store because the products contained trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana that causes a high. Rapid City police spokeswoman Brendyn Medina told the Rapid City Journal...

Students ask Rapid City for gender identity protections

May. 26, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A student group wants the Rapid City Area Schools Board of Education to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity. High school students from a group called Working to Initiate Societal Equality told board members last week that the district's anti-discrimination policy...

Rapid City man missing since March found dead

May. 25, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police say a Rapid City man missing for more than two months has been found dead of an apparent suicide. The Rapid City Journal reports the body of 56-year-old Dale Vann was found in a field by a property owner on Thursday. Police spokesman Brendyn Medina say Vann appears to have...

South Dakota gopher trapper says caught 22,000 in 22 years

May. 25, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

HOUGHTON, S.D. (AP) — An 88-year-old man has made his mark on a farming community in northeastern South Dakota as a prolific gopher killer. Clayton Sanderson of Houghton estimates he has caught 22,000 of the varmints since he started hunting them down in 1997. Sanderson told the Aberdeen News that he...

SculptureWalk in Sioux Falls debuts Arc of Dreams structure

May. 25, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A small neon-vest-clad group was clustered in the Raven Industries parking lot in downtown Sioux Falls on May 18, waiting for the first installment of Sioux Falls' newest sculpture, the Arc of Dreams. The Arc is a centerpiece and celebration of SculptureWalk, which is entering its...

Man retires after 43 years in South Dakota National Guard

May. 25, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — It was a privilege. Brig. Gen. Thomas Croymans didn't speak the phrase. He didn't have to. With a slight flush in his skin, he averts his eyes and wipes at invisible particles on his meeting table in his office. His voice holds steady. "It went quick," Croymans told the Aberdeen...

South Dakota bishop to lead Saginaw diocese in Michigan

May. 24, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A Catholic bishop in South Dakota has been selected as the new bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw in Michigan. The diocese announced Friday that 63-year-old Bishop Robert D. Gruss will serve as its seventh bishop. His installation in Saginaw is scheduled for July 26. Gruss has served as...

South Dakota farmers struggle during poor planting season

May. 24, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

GARRETSON, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota farmers are having a particularly poor planting season, with cold, wet weather adding to the struggles caused by low crop prices and President Donald Trump's tariffs. Jim Solheim told the Argus Leader that the federal government's immigration policies are hurting the...