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BUFFALO (AP) — Authorities have identified a Sturgis woman who died in a one-vehicle crash in Harding County. The Highway Patrol says 55-year-old Grace Glos lost control of her car on U.S. Highway 85 on Saturday afternoon and the vehicle rolled in the ditch. She was pronounced dead at the scene. She was traveling alone.
PIERRE (AP) — State officials have approved a roughly 300-megawatt wind farm in Grant and Codington counties of northeastern South Dakota. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved a permit with conditions for constructing the $380 million project, which is expected to be finished in 2021.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Residents of a quiet Sioux Falls neighborhood are worrying about a new industrial park encroaching on their properties. The Argus Leader reports that many residents living near Foundation Park have expressed concerns about increased traffic, road damage and obstructed views. But the Sioux Falls Development Foundation says the area is a prime spot for industry.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — One of Sioux Falls' largest employers is getting bigger. Smithfield Foods has received a city permit to build a $12.5 million holding barn addition at its meat processing plant. The Argus Leader says Smithfield received a permit in May for a holding barn addition totaling $2 million. Smithfield is a subsidiary of WH Group of China and employs 3,400 people in Sioux Falls.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Rescuers have pulled a man to safety after he became trapped in a Sioux Falls grain bin full of soybeans. The man was cleaning out a bin with a grain vacuum shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday. Lincoln County emergency manager Harold Timmerman says while the man was in the grain bin, he was "sucked down to the bottom of the bin."
RAPID CITY (AP) — The manager of a defunct Rapid City auto dealership has been sentenced to 9 1/2 years in federal prison for bank fraud and tax evasion. Forty-four-year-old Brent Bednarz also was ordered Monday to repay a total of $1.5 million to the IRS and his uncle. Authorities say Bednarz embezzled from the Rapid Motors dealership started by his uncle, and also ran a kickback scheme with another local car dealer.
PIERRE (AP) — No one was hurt in a natural gas leak that prompted the evacuations of a store and a motel in Pierre. Fire Chief Ian Paul tells KCCR radio that firefighters were first called to the Walgreens store on Monday evening, but they determined the leak wasn't coming from that business. The source was found at the nearby Econo Lodge. Montana Dakota Utilities crews were called in to repair it.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The newest member of the South Dakota Supreme Court has taken the oath of office. Mark Salter was sworn into the high court Monday afternoon in front of a packed Belbas Theater at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. Salter's colleagues tell the Argus Leader his years of experience, natural poise and attention to detail make him an ideal pick for the Supreme Court.
KYLE (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been charged in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Palani Bull Bear-Gardipe is accused of killing 19-year-old Brycee Red Owl last month in Kyle during a confrontation. A court filing by the FBI says Red Owl was found June 27 with three gunshot wounds to the chest, wrist and back. The defendant was arrested the following day. Red Owl's horse suffered serious wounds in the shooting and had to be euthanized.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and assault after he allegedly kept a woman captive in his apartment for several days. Fifty-nine-year-old Kermit Lewis is accused of second-degree kidnapping and four counts of assault. State's Attorney Audie Murphy says Lewis abused the woman, including beating her with a brush.