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SPEARFISH (AP) — Families and friends of five children killed in a Spearfish house fire in April have planted trees near the site of the tragedy to memorialize the victims. The children who died are remembered as "The Fantastic Five" and on Friday their relatives planted a tree for each one. A bench next to the trees is also dedicated to them.
IPSWICH (AP) — A high school athlete has been released from a Sioux Falls hospital after undergoing surgery for a head injury suffered while pole vaulting during practice. The Aberdeen News reported that Ipswich High School athlete Taylor Maurer wasn't wearing a helmet when she struck her head during an attempted controlled descent May 23. The South Dakota High School Activities Association lets individual programs decide if athletes must wear helmets. The association doesn't keep track of numbers but few pole vaulters wear them.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Miami Heat has purchased a controlling interest in the Skyforce, its NBA Development League franchise. The Heat says its executives will maintain full control of basketball operations while Skyforce owner Mike Heineman and his family will continue to operate the team's off court business. Heineman says the deal expands the Skyforce's partnership with the Heat and keeps the franchise in Sioux Falls. Some were concerned the Heat would end its affiliation with Sioux Falls and put a G-League team closer to Miami.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A South Dakota man accused of livestreaming himself brandishing weapons and making threats outside an anti-Islam event in April has pleaded not guilty to a federal gun charge. Ehab Jaber, of Sioux Falls, was indicted for possession of firearms by a prohibited person after he was found in April in possession of five firearms while being a drug user. Prosecutors said Friday he entered his plea May 19.
ELK POINT (AP) — A jury has been selected in a more than $1 billion defamation case over ABC news reports on a South Dakota meat producer's lean, finely textured beef product, which critics have dubbed "pink slime." Opening statements are set for Monday. The Sioux City Journal reports that a panel of 12 jurors and four alternates was seated this week.
WINNER (AP) — A century-old former hunting lodge has sold after five months on the market in southern South Dakota. The Argus Leader reports that David and Tessa Howard bought the mansion in Winner after two potential buyers fell through. The couple manages the Winner airport. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom house was built in 1914. A family lived in the home for much of the 20th century. A surgeon once owned it and turned it into a hunting lodge.
STURGIS (AP) — Sturgis is getting the chance to serve as the honorary South Dakota capital for a day. The event is set for Tuesday. Gov. Dennis Daugaard's office says activities will include a main street walk and a roundtable meeting. Community members will be able to speak with Daugaard, who will also give a speech at a community social to be held at the Harley-Davidson Plaza. First Lady Linda Daugaard will be reading at a Sturgis City Park event hosted by the Sturgis Public Library. Children are invited to story time.
RAPID CITY (AP) — Construction has begun on what will be a series of 12 identical sculptures on an 84-acre patch of barren ridge line in a South Dakota city. The Rapid City Journal reported that James Bailey of Bailey Associates, Inc. — the company spearheading the project — hasn't disclosed what the 26-foot-tall granite and titanium sculptures in downtown Rapid City will represent.
SPEARFISH (AP) — It didn't take long for authorities to arrest a woman suspected of robbing a Spearfish credit union. The suspect entered Black Hills Federal Credit Union Thursday morning and demanded money. She did not display a weapon. The woman left in a silver Dodge with Colorado license plants and was spotted heading east on Interstate 90. Within a half-hour, officers arrested a 54-year-old Spearfish woman during a traffic stop. Cash was allegedly recovered from the vehicle.
PIERRE (AP) — The state Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a woman convicted of having cocaine in a portable toilet at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The high court in a Wednesday opinion upheld Shelly Stanley's conviction and sentence. Police in 2015 responded to a report of a man and woman entering a port-a-potty and overheard what seemed to be a drug transaction inside.