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YANKTON (AP) — Yankton downtown business owners have created a district to give the area an identity. Some initial projects and initiatives identified by the Meridian District group include marketing, signage and art events, the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan reported. The group will also work to find events to bring people to the area.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — U.S. senators from South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana are pushing a bill that would address the problem of dropped rural cellphone calls. Carrie Johnson of SDN Communications tells the Argus Leader that about 80 percent of South Dakota's land area is impacted by the issue. Now, Republican Sen. John Thune, Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Democratic Sen. John Tester have reintroduced a bipartisan bill that failed to make the floor before the end of last year's session.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Hill City man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, who later died, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Courtney Millhouse, 42, was sentenced Tuesday, the Rapid City Journal reported. In September, Millhouse was charged with manslaughter in the death of Stacy Childers, 42. Under a plea bargain, Millhouse pleaded guilty to aggravated assault but admitted no responsibility for the crime. "Stacy was my life," Millhouse said. "I always did the best I could for her."
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Six people face charges in connection with a Sioux Falls crash that killed a 15-year-old. Those facing charges include the parents of one teenager who are accused of trying to cover up the crime. Fifteen-year-old Kareem Cisse died Wednesday when the sedan he was riding in was forced off the road by a truck after an apparent drug deal went wrong. Police say after the sedan's driver grabbed marijuana and sped away, the truck chased the sedan at speeds reaching 80 mph before the car hit a tree.
PIERRE (AP) — A state House panel wants to ban powdered alcohol in South Dakota. The Commerce and Energy Committee voted 10-3 Friday to send the bill to the chamber's floor. It has passed through the Senate. Republican Sen. Jack Kolbeck, the bill's main sponsor, says lawmakers need to be proactive so that powdered alcohol doesn't become available in South Dakota. GOP Rep. Lana Greenfield says it makes sense to "head it off at the pass."
PIERRE (AP) — A new South Dakota concealed pistol permit that supporters say will speed up gun shopping for permit holders has received federal approval. South Dakota officials said Friday that the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has determined that "gold card" and enhanced concealed pistol permits issued starting in January qualify as alternatives to the background check requirement for gun purchases.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — About 100 friends and family of a young teen killed in a car crash in Sioux Falls gathered around the tree where he lost his life. Despite heavy snow and wind, those grieving Kareem Cisse's death huddled together and shared stories and prayers Thursday night. The Argus Leader says flowers, balloons and lights were placed near the tree. The 15-year-old Washington High School student died Wednesday when the car in which he was a passenger slammed into the tree. Cisse's 16-year-old brother was injured.
PIERRE (AP) — The state House approved a bill Thursday that would allow people who can legally carry a concealed handgun in South Dakota to do so without a permit. South Dakota representatives voted 37-30 to send the bill to the Senate. It's currently a misdemeanor for someone to carry a concealed pistol or to have one concealed in a vehicle without a permit. Republican Rep. Lynne DiSanto, the main sponsor, said her measure is about freedom, adding that requiring a permit only penalizes legal and rightful gun owners.
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure setting up a new board to oversee South Dakota's four technical institutes. The Republican governor on Thursday signed the bill, which creates the South Dakota Board of Technical Education. Daugaard says the institutes play an "invaluable role" in workforce development. He says the measure establishes a system that benefits industry and the tech schools. The nine-member board is appointed by the governor.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Police in Sioux Falls say a drug deal led to a car crash that resulted in the death of a high school student. Lt. Mike Colwill says 15-year-old Kareem Hussein Cisse was killed when the car in which he was a passenger slammed into a tree Wednesday. Colwill says three minors in the car stole some marijuana during a drug deal and were chased by a pickup truck driven by a 16-year-old boy. KELO-TV reports Colwill says the pickup truck apparently struck the car and forced it into the tree.