The Associated Press
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. On Tuesday, Julius Heinrich Otto "Henry" Pieper, his identity recovered, was laid to rest beside his twin brother in Normandy, 74 years after the two Navy men died together when their ship shattered while trying to reach the blood-soaked D-Day beaches.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Porcupine man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in a crash that killed a family on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's Supreme Court this week rejected a push from the pharmaceutical industry to require the state attorney general rewrite his explanation of a measure that would cap the price state agencies could pay for prescription drugs.
STURGIS (AP) — A proposed gun range in western South Dakota is drawing concerns about noise and safety from residents and nearby businesses.
EDGEMONT (AP) — Authorities have released the name of an 18-year-old Rapid City man killed when a sport utility vehicle crashed in southwestern South Dakota last weekend. The South Dakota Department of Public safety identifies the victim as Antonio Updike. Updike was killed when the 2000 Subaru Outback he was driving on U.S. Highway 18 went off the road and rolled east of Edgemont early Sunday. He died at the scene.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Drivers from all over the United States are sporting South Dakota license plates after discovering how easy and cheap it is to register vehicles in the state. South Dakota has more than 58,000 vehicles registered belonging to people with out-of-state addresses, possibly generating millions of dollars in revenue. It makes up 4 percent of the more than 1.5 million registered vehicles in South Dakota, the Rapid City Journal reported.
RAPID CITY (AP) — Rapid City will consider a potential settlement in the long-running lawsuit over billboards in the city. The Rapid City Journal reports that the City Council shot down a similar settlement attempt last summer. They'll discuss the new settlement offer Monday.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A fourth man has been charged with murder in the daytime killing of a man in the parking lot of a Pine Ridge Indian Reservation youth center in 2016. The Rapid City Journal reports that 24-year-old Estevan Baquera was arrested earlier in March in his home city of Denver for first-degree murder.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Wounded Knee man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the starvation death of his infant son. Authorities say 25-year-old Darwin Red Cloud withheld food from the 2-month-old in the fall of 2014, and the baby died. Red Cloud initially was charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse and neglect. He reached a deal with prosecutors and recently pleaded guilty to the lesser murder charge, which still carries a maximum punishment of life in prison.
RAPID CITY (AP) — Aerial surveys indicate that 4,700 acres of the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota and Wyoming were affected by mountain pine beetles last year. That's higher than the 2,500 acres that were affected in 2016 but still below what the U.S. Forest Service considers an epidemic. The mountain pine beetle is native to the Black Hills forest ecosystem. The most recent epidemic lasted from 1996 to 2016 and affected about 450,000 acres. There have been several others dating to the late 1890s, each lasting eight to 13 years.