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PIERRE (AP) — Police in Pierre are investigating a stabbing death. Capt. Elton Blemaster says authorities responded to the stabbing report at a residence shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday. KCCR radio reports that he did not immediately release more details, citing the ongoing investigation. Blemaster says there is no immediate threat to the public.
STRANDBURG (AP) — State and national wildlife agencies are offering an reward for information on the fatal shooting of a bald eagle northeast of Watertown. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department say the immature bird was shot six miles south and two miles east of Strandburg around Oct. 31. It was taken to the Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown but had to be euthanized. Federal and state law protects bald eagles, the national bird. The reward is for information that leads to a conviction. Anonymous calls are taken at 605-885-6403 or 888-OVERBAG.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Students in more Sioux Falls schools could soon be reciting the Pledge of Allegiance each day, though the expansion might not be as broad as desired by an Army veteran pushing for the change. Students at elementary schools in the district recite the Pledge of Allegiance every morning. At middle schools and high schools, the pledge or some other patriotic activity takes place only during school-wide assemblies. Veteran James Booman wants the pledge recited daily at all schools. "I think any kids should be doing that in this country," he told the Argus Leader.
RAPID CITY (AP) — Former South Dakota School of Mines and Technology president Harvey Fraser has died. The Rapid City school says Fraser died Sunday at the age of 97. Funeral arrangements are pending. Fraser became the school's first dean of engineering in July 1965. He was named president the next year and served until 1975. Current Mines President Heather Wilson says she has heard many stories about Fraser — all told with laughter and affection. She says he will be missed by colleagues, friends and former students.
CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL (AP) — Two blasts at the Crazy Horse Memorial mountain carving have paid tribute to military veterans. Officials at the mountain carving in South Dakota's Black Hills say a small gathering of people stood in swirling snow Monday to see the Veterans Day blasts that removed 1,490 tons of granite. They say that while such blasts are a holiday tradition, Monday's blasts also were part of ongoing work to complete the rough shaping of the horse's muzzle area on the carving. Officials say the Veterans Day observance was important to the late Crazy Horse sculptor K
SPEARFISH (AP) — A Spearfish brewing company plans to change the name of a seasonal brew next year after complaints by an American Indian activist. The Crow Peak Brewing Company’s seasonal brew is called Bear Butte Nut Brown Ale.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A retired Army officer who served in Iraq has kicked off her campaign to seek the Democratic nomination to run for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House. KOTA-TV reports that Corinna Robinson officially began her campaign Monday by visiting with veterans and their families in Rapid City. Robinson is running for the seat now held by Republican Kristi Noem. She recently resigned as director of the anti-terrorism and force protection directorate at the Pentagon Force Protection Agency so she could run for Congress.
Obama’s green power push leading to damaged habitat, contaminated water.
President Barack Obama has called corn-based ethanol “the most successful alternative fuel we have ever developed.” Billed as a green replacement for billions of gallons of gasoline, ethanol has enjoyed widespread political support. But the results of America’s ethanol policy have not been as green as advertised. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Ethanol is an alcohol that is fermented and distilled from corn.