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HIGHMORE (AP) — A 100-year-old Highmore man has brought home five medals, including three gold, from the National Senior Games in Cleveland. John Zilverberg won his age division in the hammer throw, javelin and singles bowling, the Capital Journal reported. He also won silver in the shot put and discus. He was 99 when he competed and turned 100 on Friday, the day he returned home. The National Senior Games are for people age 50 and older. The association that runs the games is recognized by the U.S.
STURGIS (AP) — The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally got under way in the Black Hills of western South Dakota on Monday, with law officers already having put in a full weekend of work. Officers had made 45 drunken driving arrests and 42 drug arrests through Sunday, along w
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls police are investigating the weekend burglary of a cellphone business. Next 2 New Wireless owner William Wheeler tells KELO-TV that the burglars got away with as many as 80 phones early Saturday. He estimates the value at up to $6,000. Surveillance video shows burglars breaking in, ransacking display cases and leaving in fewer than 90 seconds. Wheeler says the phones can be tracked through their serial numbers, and the burglars will have a difficult time selling them.
PIERRE (AP) — Searchers have recovered the body of a boater who went missing in the Missouri River in northern South Dakota. The Mobridge-area man was thrown into the water during a boating accident west of the city Friday night. Pierre Deputy Fire Chief Ian Paul tells KCCR radio that the body was recovered Sunday afternoon. The victim is in his 60s. Authorities did not immediately release his name.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls police say that two carnival workers have been arrested on drug charges after police found a doll stuffed with 37 grams of crack cocaine. Police spokesman Sam Clemens tells the Argus Leader that the Lalaloopsie children's show doll was being shipped to the two men who were working children's rides at the Sioux Empire Fair. He said Sioux Falls police received a tip from Texas law enforcement about the drugs. Clemens says a 35-year-old Oklahoma man and a 55-year-old Texas man are facing multiple charges.
PIERRE (AP) — Sen. John Thune will hold a meeting in Sioux Falls this week to discuss the challenges and opportunities of providing commercial air service in a rural state. The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the University Center in Sioux Falls. Thune says he has invited representatives from a number of commercial airlines serving South Dakota and some airport and business representatives. Thune is a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, which has jurisdiction over the U.S.
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MARTIN (AP) -- A county in southwestern South Dakota is about to go broke. The Argus Leader reported public safety costs are skyrocketing in Bennett County, and property taxes aren't enough to keep the 101-year-old county afloat. County Commission Chairman Rolf Kraft said the county is pinning its hopes on a request to raise $350,000 by increasing property taxes beyond that allowed by law.
ABERDEEN (AP) -- One man was killed and another was injured after they fell out of a boom truck that tipped over in a Walmart parking lot in Aberdeen. The Aberdeen American News reported Michael Fogel died Friday after being flown to a hospital in Fargo, N.D. Authorities did not release the name of the injured man, who was taken to a hospital in Aberdeen.
ABERDEEN (AP) -- South Dakota wildlife officials have set the hunting season for mountain lions. The Aberdeen American News reported the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission voted unanimously open the mountain lion season from Dec. 26 to March 31, 2014. The 2014 season would allow for a statewide harvest limit of 75 mountain lions or 50 females. If the limit is not met by the end of the season, it could be extended by special resolution. A public hearing on the plan is slated Oct. 3-4 in Spearfish.