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ABERDEEN (AP) — One of three men facing federal charges over skimmers that were planted on gas pumps in the Aberdeen region has admitted that he was involved in the scam. The Aberdeen American News reports 29-year-old Robisdel Gonzalez-Abreau pleaded guilty Tuesday to identity theft. Skimmers steal information from debit cards and credit cards when people use them to pay for gas.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs clinic that serves veterans in northwest Iowa, northeast Nebraska and southeast South Dakota will be moving from Sioux City into a new South Dakota building after it's built. Darwin Goodspeed is the director of the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System, and he said Tuesday at a town hall meeting in Sioux City that he hopes to have the new Dakota Dunes clinic open within a year.
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) — Police in Belle Fourche are investigating an incident of shots being fired at an occupied vehicle. The Rapid City Journal reports that neither of the two car occupants was injured in the shooting Tuesday that left at least four bullet holes in the front passenger window. Police say a suspect is in custody. Authorities have not released the suspect's name nor have they given any indication of motive.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A joint task force of North Dakota and federal officials is investigating a clash between Dakota Access pipeline protesters and private security guards earlier this month, a county sheriff announced Tuesday.
DEADWOOD (AP) — The sister of a 64-year-old Sturgis woman who was badly injured in a motorcycle crash near Deadwood says a herd of bighorn sheep presents a danger to motorists.
ABERDEEN (AP) — An Aberdeen man is accused in an attack that left another man with a fractured skull. The Aberdeen American News reports that 34-year-old Charles Teal is charged with felony aggravated assault. The incident was reported just before 7 p.m. on Sunday. Authorities say the victim was first treated at an Aberdeen hospital before being transported to a Sioux Falls hospital. He has since been released. No further details have been provided. It is not known whether Teal has an attorney.
Neil Young is joining the protest against the four-state Dakota Access pipeline with his new song, "Indian Givers." The music video for the song shows clips of Young driving his car and footage of the recent anti-pipeline protests, including a man who chained himself to construction equipment last week.
LEMMON (AP) — A Lemmon couple is offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever stole seven of their cows earlier this summer. The Rapid City Journal reports the cattle owned by Vincent and Susan Gunn was stolen in June from their ranch southwest of Lemmon, just south of the North Dakota state line. Neither the Perkins County sheriff's office nor the state's Division of Criminal Investigation has identified any suspects.
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota man accused of altering his prescription for opioids has been sentenced to one year of probation. U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange has sentenced 42-year-old Fort Thompson resident Bryce Damon Drapeau. He pleaded guilty in June to one count of false statements relating to health care matters.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A grand jury in Minnehaha County has indicted an 18-year-old man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl. The Argus Leader reports the indictment charges Garretson resident Steven Michael Foshay with sexual contact with a child under the age of 16 and first-degree rape. Court records show Foshay admitted to knowingly having sex with the girl. Court records also show the girl told authorities that Foshay forced himself on her two times.