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Heavy rainfall setting records in South Dakota

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RAPID CITY (AP) — Wet weather is setting records across South Dakota.

National Weather Service reports show that Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Pierre, Huron, Aberdeen and Yankton set daily rainfall records for Oct. 14 Monday. Some areas in eastern South Dakota got about 3 inches of rain. Totals were lower in the west, but parts of the Black Hills got several inches of snow.

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A couple of more inches of snow were expected in the central and northern Black Hills on Tuesday morning.

The weather hasn't stopped tourists from visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial, which was closed due to the federal government shutdown but reopened Monday after South Dakota and corporate donors worked out a deal with the National Park Service. Interpretation Chief Maureen McGee-Ballinger says people are visiting despite the snow and rain.

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