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PIERRE (AP) — Republicans have chosen South Dakota state Rep. Lee Qualm as House majority leader and have nominated Rep. Mark Mickelson to serve as House speaker. The House GOP majority voted also Saturday to install Rep. Kent Peterson as assistant majority leader. Qualm, of Platte, replaces former House Republican leader Brian Gosch, who couldn't run for re-election because of term limits.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The South Dakota Democratic Party is splitting at least temporarily with a state senator-elect accused of sexual conduct without consent. Party leaders say Reynold Nesiba (NESS'-ih-buh) will be on a leave of absence from the Senate Democratic Caucus pending the charge's outcome. During that time Nesiba won't be allowed to attend any caucus meetings.
WATERTOWN (AP) — Authorities say a 91-year-old man is dead after a house fire in Watertown. Crews were called to the fire just after 3 a.m. Saturday and found the house engulfed in flames. When crews went inside, they found the body of homeowner Donald Crouse. Authorities do not suspect foul play. The fire remains under investigation.
LONDON (AP) — The teenage girl's instructions were direct: She didn't want to be buried, but to be frozen — with the hope she can continue her life in the...
DALLAS (AP) — The head of the company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline says the company won't consider rerouting it to address American Indian concerns. The $3.8 billion pipeline to carry North Dakota oil to Illinois is largely complete except for a stretch under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux fears a leak could contaminate drinking water on its nearby reservation.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota National Guard is requesting more soldiers and airmen to assist law enforcement officers dealing with Dakota Access Pipeline protesters in Morton County. Maj. Amber Balken says about 90 guard members are on duty currently in Morton County. KFGO reports Balken says that number is expected to increase to about 130 personnel in the next few days. She says the guard members will come from units "across the board."
UNION CENTER (AP) — Fire has destroyed a custom cabinet and furniture business in the western South Dakota ranching town of Union Center. All that remains of CR Dreamworks Custom Wood Interiors is a pile of twisted metal. But owner Reed Cammack says he's not giving up and has plans to rebuild. The Rapid City Journal says a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper spotted some smoke late Wednesday. Cammack says because of all the flammable materials inside, the fire just took off and burned through Thursday morning.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Federal health officials are highlighting the telemedicine services offered by Sioux Falls-based Avera Health during National Rural Health Day. Avera Health providers offered a live, simulated telemedicine demonstration Thursday as part of a series of events organized by federal health officials to highlight the best practices, resources and challenges of delivering health care in rural communities.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Native American tribal leaders' biennial address to the North Dakota Legislature will not happen in 2017, a committee said Thursday in deciding to forgo formal events at the state Capitol due to security reasons involving the Dakota Access pipeline protests.
BRANDON (AP) — A team of law enforcement officers worked to corral a moose found wandering along a busy interstate in Minnehaha County. KELO-TV reports the moose was found near an Interstate 90 exit between Brandon and Corson Thursday. Sheriff's deputies, local police, the highway patrol and South Dakota Game Fish and Parks employees worked to get the moose to a safer area. Last week, a moose was spotted near Colton and Dell Rapids.