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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has named a week to recognize those who work closely with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Direct Support Professionals week in South Dakota begins Sept. 11. Direct Support Professionals are the main providers of publicly financed long-term supports and services for people with disabilities.
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A South Dakota-based recovery organization is looking to change how addiction is treated in North Dakota in part by involving businesses in recovery work. Face It Together, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is working to establish outposts in Bismarck and Fargo, The Williston Herald reported. Face It Together advocates approaching addiction as a chronic disease and including employers in recovery efforts.
ELK POINT (AP) — Officials are searching the Missouri River in southeastern South Dakota for a missing 23-year-old man. KELO-TV reports that Tom Patterson was swimming with friends Sunday when he disappeared. The Argus Leader reports that rescue officials searched until dark and then resumed their work early Monday morning.
VIBORG (AP) — Authorities have identified two people from Tea who died after a small airplane crashed Friday morning in a rural Turner County cornfield west of Viborg. Authorities say 14-year-old Destiny Karpinen and her grandfather, 64-year-old Allen Bucholz, died in the crash. KDLT-TV reports the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
BROOKINGS (AP) — Authorities have identified a 4-year-old passenger who died from injuries in a car crash west of Brookings that also killed the car's 62-year-old driver. The Highway Patrol says the Sioux Falls girl, Jasmine Mathis, died Sunday. Driver Cheryl Hartman of Lake Preston was pronounced dead at the scene Friday. Two other children in Hartman's car were also injured.
ARLINGTON (AP) — Many teenagers are settling into school after a summer of taking home at least the state minimum wage of $8.55 an hour, but businesses hiring after Election Day could be able to pay minors less under a now-paused exemption.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A South Dakota tribal chairman is urging members to avoid Bismarck and Mandan in North Dakota after a clash between private security guards and people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying he fears for his people's safety.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A year after voters approved a post-Labor Day start date for Roosevelt High School, worries that students wouldn't have enough time to study for May advanced placement tests haven't materialized. Seven out of 10 students in Sioux Falls who took AP exams last spring passed, a slight increase from the year before, the Argus Leader reported. But students and teachers said they felt squeezed by the new schedule, and the district saw a drop in AP class enrollment.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City man is among the first patients in South Dakota to receive a newly approved type of pacemaker. "We had some apprehension," 92-year-old Paul Baldwin said of being one of the state's first to receive the Medtronic Micra pacemaker. About 2,400 of the devices have been implanted in Europe in the last three years, the Rapid City Journal reported. About 1,000 units are in use in the U.S. after the device was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in April.
RAPID CITY (AP) — An arts center in western South Dakota has added two new pieces to its permanent collection that will further highlight the influence of Native American art in the region. The Rapid City Journal reports that the works of Dwayne Wilcox are now on display at the Dahl Arts Center. The contemporary ledger art pieces were purchased with donations from a Rapid City resident. One of the pieces shows two people using a selfie stick, while the other addresses the Lakota culture.