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DEADWOOD (AP) — The daredevil son of Evel Knievel has been arrested on a drunk driving charge in South Dakota. Meade County Chief Deputy Tom Wilts told the Rapid City Journal ( http://bit.ly/149SfWI ) that Robbie Knievel drove his motorhome into a couple of parked vehicles at the Buffalo Chip Campground, a popular spot during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Wilts says the Tuesday evening incident caused some property damage and the owner reported it.
RAPID CITY (AP) — The dean of the University Center in Rapid City has been suspended but officials aren't saying why. Officials announced the suspension of Craig Johnson in a short statement Wednesday, saying the center's daily operations wouldn't be affected but offering no details on the reason for the move. A working telephone number for Johnson couldn't immediately be found Thursday. Black Hills State University oversees the center. Spokeswoman Kristen Kilmer tells the Rapid City Journal the school won't release details of the suspension.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday threw out an indictment against an architect accused of accepting kickbacks for housing contracts on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, after the government said it needed more evidence to continue the case. Last month a North Dakota jury found Michael Addington not guilty of accepting a bribe by an agent of an organization receiving federal funds. The panel could not reach a verdict on a conspiracy to commit fraud charge. U.S.
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking the federal Surface Transportation Board whether Canadian Pacific Railway has lived up to its obligations with its purchase of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad. Daugaard says rail infrastructure is critical to agriculture in South Dakota, and Canadian Pacific indicated recently that it may sell the DM&E line west of Tracy, Minn.
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined his counterparts in other western states in asking federal officials to release the states' share of mineral leasing revenue from federal lands. Jackley said federal officials have stopped royalty payments to the states under the automatic budget cuts that started last spring. He said the mineral leasing royalties are not the kind of federal spending subject to the budget cuts. Federal law gives states 48 percent of all rentals, royalties and other receipts for mineral production on federal land within a state.
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court publicly censured former state Rep. R.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A state-of-the-art South Dakota beef packing plant that has lacked the money to ramp up to full production is set on finding a buyer rather than reorganizing. Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, asked the court in Sioux Falls on Thursday to allow it to hire investment banking firm Lincoln International, which is now recommending a sale. Chris Stradling, a mergers and acquisitions adviser with Lincoln, testified Thursday that his company would look for a "stalking horse" bid, in which one potential buyer
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman charged with drug possession and child neglect after a December fire that killed her three children has pleaded guilty to the drug charge. Thirty-five-year-old Rhiannon White also entered an Alford plea to a charge of child neglect on Thursday.
WATERTOWN (AP) — No serious injuries were reported when an overnight fire destroyed a senior housing apartment complex in the eastern South Dakota city of Watertown. All 43 residents of the Sunchase Apartments made it out after the 41-unit complex caught fire late Tuesday. One person was taken to a hospital with what authorities said were injuries that were not life-threatening, and another person was treated at the scene, according to KELO-TV. “The evacuation was kind of slow, Police Col. Matt Hegg told KDLT-TV. ”The residents, some of them were kind of elderly.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's possible sentence for disclosing classified information through WikiLeaks was trimmed from 136 years to 90 years Tuesday by a military judge who said some of his offenses were closely related.