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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The soybean and corn harvests are underway in South Dakota, though less than half of both crops are rated in good to excellent condition after a summer of drought. The weekly crop report from the federal Agriculture Department says about 1 percent of the corn crop and 4 percent of the soybeans are harvested, well behind the average pace.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Pennington County commissioner who disagrees with government oversight of septic systems has been convicted of violating a county zoning ordinance. Seventy-seven-year-old George Ferebee after a five-hour trial on Monday was found guilty by a judge and fined $200 for maintaining on his rural Hill City property a septic system that lacked an operating permit.
IPSWICH (AP) — A second person has died as a result of a fiery weekend crash in Edmunds County. The Highway Patrol says a pickup truck eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 crossed the centerline about midday Sunday and collided with a westbound car. The car caught fire, and the 24-year-old driver was declared dead at the scene west of Ipswich.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A long standoff between police and a man who claimed to be armed outside the downtown Sioux Falls library ended with his surrender.
ABERDEEN (AP) — Cleanup continues at an Aberdeen mall flooded by a water line break earlier this month. Super City Plaza Manager George Casanova tells the American News that the entire building was damaged by water the night of Sept. 16. About two dozen workers from several companies are working on cleanup and repairs. Mall tenants also are helping with the work. Casanova says "there's no telling" when the mall will reopen. Several businesses have been forced to temporarily close or relocate, along with a child care center.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The owner of a South Dakota radio station has shut down the station and closed his remaining properties after a ruling from state banking regulators. Owner Chuck Brennan took KBAD-FM off the air Saturday night. A statement on the radio station's home page says KBAD and all of the remaining Badlands Entities properties are closed and up for sale.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The driver of a pickup was injured and two horses were killed in a crash on Interstate 90 east of Sioux Falls. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the pickup approaching the interstate Sunday crossed the center line, hit the grass and launched onto the westbound lanes of the interstate, The truck went airborne and hit a trailer hauling the horses. The pickup driver was seriously injured. The driver and passenger hauling the horses were not hurt.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is reviewing a shooting involving an officer in Minnehaha County. Attorney General Marty Jackley said Monday the shooting happened early Saturday in Sioux Falls. The sheriff's department responded to a residence about 1:30 a.m. The attorney general's office says an officer fired his weapon at a 46-year-old Sioux Falls man. There are no further details on any injuries to the man or why the officer fired his gun.
ELLSWORTH (AP) — Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from the Ellsworth Air Force Base launched from Guam flew into international airspace over waters east of North Korea in a show of American military might. The bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea's "reckless behavior."
IPSWICH (AP) — A fiery weekend crash in Edmunds County killed one man and injured another. The Highway Patrol says a pickup truck eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 crossed the centerline about midday Sunday and collided with a westbound car. The car caught fire, and the 24-year-old driver was declared dead at the scene west of Ipswich. The 62-year-old driver of the pickup suffered injuries the patrol says are not considered life-threatening. Neither man was immediately identified.