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SPEARFISH (AP) -- A fish hatchery in Spearfish is apparently not closing — at least for now. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had planned to shut down the D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery on Oct. 1. But according to a post on its website, the historic hatchery will be open at least until Nov. 1. The Booth Society is a group spearheading efforts to keep the hatchery open. It received word from the federal government about the change but said it's unclear when more information will be available on when hatcheries would or would not be permanently shut down.
RAPID CITY (AP) -- An 82-year-old Rapid City resident and his son are trying to create a memorial to commemorate the site of a B-17 bomber crash that happened 70 years ago on the edge of the city. The plane from the Rapid City Army Air Base was flying nearly straight down on Sept. 6, 1943, when it hit the ground, witnesses said. All 10 people on board were killed. Harold Stone was 12 years old when he and a friend ran to the crash site and found the still smoldering wreckage with no military police or other people in sight, he told KNBN television.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- People should not cheat when they apply for health insurance subsidies under the national health care overhaul because income discrepancies will show up later when they file income tax returns, a federal official said. Uninsured people will be able to seek insurance under a new health exchange beginning Oct. 1. They will have to declare their incomes to determine if they are eligible for a government subsidy to help them afford the health insurance policy.
YANKTON (AP) -- Authorities say they've arrested a 57-year-old Yankton man accused in several area school burglaries in South Dakota and Nebraska. The Yankton Press and Dakotan reports that police say Michael Langley is charged with two counts of second-degree petty theft and two counts of third-degree burglary. Langley is accused in burglaries in Menno, Yankton, Crofton, Neb., and Wynot, Neb., between Aug. 24 and this past week. Money was taken in at least two of the incidents.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Republican state Sen. Tim Rave of Baltic has been elected the new majority leader of the South Dakota Senate. The Argus Leader reports that Senate Republicans on Saturday elected Rave to be majority leader. Rave replaces Sen. Russell Olson of Wentworth, who has resigned from the Legislature to take a new job. Rave previously was speaker of the House before being elected to the Senate. He also was chairman of the South Dakota Republican Party for two years. Republican Sen. Dan Lederman of Dakota Dunes will be assistant majority leader in the Senate.
ROCHFORD (AP) -- The South Dakota National Guard's Enlisted Association will honor veterans with a march and marathon in the Black Hills later this month. The 10th annual Black Hills Veterans Honor March and Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21. Marchers will start on the Mickelson Trail at approximately 8 a.m. MDT at the Rochford Trailhead and finish at the Deadwood Fairgrounds. It can take six to eight hours to complete.
WALL (AP) -- A year after a fire destroyed the Wounded Knee Museum in Wall, it has reopened in a new location in the western South Dakota city. An electrical malfunction was blamed for the Sept. 2, 2012, fire that destroyed the museum and also took 30 museum exhibits linked to the Wounded Knee massacre of Dec. 29, 1890. Insurance did not come close to covering the loss, but some items that survived the blaze are now housed in the new museum in downtown Wall, museum co-founder Steve Wyant told the Rapid City Journal.
WASHINGTON -- Suggesting an uphill fight for President Barack Obama, House members staking out positions are either opposed to or leaning against his plan for a U.S. military strike against Syria by more than a 6-1 margin, a survey by The Associated Press shows. The Senate is more evenly divided ahead of its vote next week. Still, the situation is very fluid. Nearly half of the 433-member House and a third of the 100-member Senate remain undecided.
Today is Saturday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2013. There are 115 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On September 7, 1963, the National Professional Football Hall of Fame was dedicated in Canton, Ohio. On this date: In 1533, England's Queen Elizabeth I was born in Greenwich. In 1812, the Battle of Borodino took place as French troops clashed with Russian forces outside Moscow. (The battle, ultimately won by Russia, was commemorated by composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky with his "1812 Overture.")
NEW YORK -- In the couple of weeks since the Academy of Our Lady in Marrero, La., began its school year, three of the 450 students have already broken their school-issued iPads. One got crushed by books in a backpack, and one got dropped on the ground while a girl was running for the bus. The third -- well, it just "mysteriously" cracked, the teenage student told Melinda St. Germain, technology director of the Catholic school.