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ABERDEEN (AP) — Police are searching for a gunman who robbed an Aberdeen convenience store and casino over the weekend. Police say the man, dressed in black with a scarf over his face, entered the Sooper Stop West Saturday evening. Capt. Eric Duven tells Aberdeen American News the man brandished a handgun and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Duven says no one was hurt and the gun was not discharged. Investigators are reviewing video surveillance tape.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A central Sioux Falls neighborhood is organizing against a planned video lottery casino approved by the city's planning commission. The casino is to be located in a convenience store. City planners earlier this month granted owner Gary Cones the permit he needs.
SISSETON (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified two women killed in a crash in Roberts County. The patrol says a pickup truck crossed the centerline on state Highway 10 and collided head-on with a van east of Sisseton Thursday. Both drivers were killed. Authorities say 36-year-old Desirae Ortley was driving the pickup. The other victim is 85-year-old Beverly Raw of Browns Valley.
RAPID CITY (AP) — Defending two men facing the possibility of the death penalty in a murder case will cost a western South Dakota county's budget as much as $1 million more in 2018. Pennington County commissioners granted the request made by the courthouse and public defenders last month for more than $500,000 increases each to their 2018 budgets. A large portion of those will go toward defending two men facing the death penalty on first-degree murder charges, the Rapid City Journal reported .
ABERDEEN (AP) — Tennis players in Aberdeen are speaking out about a university's announcement that it will remove half its tennis courts to make room for new soccer and football practice fields. The Aberdeen Community Tennis Association met with the president of Northern State University to protest the plan to remove six of its 12 tennis courts, the Aberdeen American News reported .
DEADWOOD (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a man who died in a single-vehicle crash in Lawrence County. The patrol says 49-year-old Michael Manderfeld, of Lead, was driving a pickup truck that went out of control on U.S. Highway 385 and rolled several times about 4 miles south of Deadwood. The crash scene was discovered Tuesday morning. Authorities say Manderfeld was ejected from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A retired South Dakota surgeon who is now a patient advocate will surrender his medical license rather than participate in a revocation hearing. The south Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners was set to hold a hearing Oct. 27 to revoke Dr. Lars Aanning's medical license after accusing him of committing "moral turpitude," the Argus Leader reported.
SPEARFISH (AP) — Black Hills State University has honored a longtime instructor in its American Indian Studies program. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the school this week dedicated the Jace DeCory Center for American Indian Studies. DeCory retired earlier this year after a 33-year career at the Spearfish school. She's a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe.
ABERDEEN (AP) — Reports that South Dakota's pheasant population is down are not deterring hunters from out of state. Many of the state's airports were hopping in advance of Saturday's non-resident pheasant opener, which is expected to be challenging after the state's annual survey showed a 45 percent decrease in birds from the year before.
RAPID CITY (AP) — Officers with the Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff's Office are getting body cameras. The cameras record encounters between law officers and the public. The Rapid City Journal reports that the equipment will be purchased with the help of a $300,000 grant from the federal Justice Department. Both law agencies also will contribute $150,000.