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PIERRE (AP) — Three organizations in the Pierre area have formed a partnership to address bullying and the long-term emotional impacts it has on youth. Pierre Public Schools, the Pierre Police Department and Capital Area Counseling Services are approaching the issue from at least two angles, the Capital Journal reported.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Some boosters of Sioux Falls' new indoor aquatic center aren't happy with how the city is putting the $24 million facility to use. The city parks office has established a policy not to commit any of the newly opened Spellerberg Park building for anything other than public swimming and lane rentals, the Argus Leader reported.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota legislators are considering whether to make it harder for people to place initiatives on the ballot, a topic that's likely to come up during the 2017 session. In an election season that featured few competitive races, 10 ballot questions were the main source of drama Tuesday, bringing in millions of dollars from interested out-of-state groups.
MARTIN (AP) — Police in the southern South Dakota town of Martin are investigating a homicide. Officers were called early Saturday on reports of a homicide. Police determined someone had been killed at a home and the body moved. Later that morning, crews responding to a grass fire in rural Bennett County found a man's body on the side of the road after the fire was extinguished. KELO-TV reports several people were arrested. Authorities stress there is no danger to the public.
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters have left after blocking a construction yard for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota. Morton County sheriff's spokesman Rob Keller says the crowd of about 500 protesters dispersed early Saturday afternoon after linking arms to block the entrance. No one was arrested, and workers had been evacuated.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls police say two boys were pulled unconscious from an apartment complex swimming pool, and one of the boys is in critical condition. Police and first responders were called around 5:30 p.m. Friday to the Timberland Village Apartments. Authorities say the boys — 9 and 12 years old — were playing in the indoor pool with friends when they went underwater.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A 17-mile loop around eastern and southern Sioux Falls is beginning to form after decades in the making, but the completion is still nowhere in sight. the final stretches of the Highway 100 byway are nowhere to be found in the state's long-term transportation plan budget, even though the project has been advancing in recent years, according to the Argus Leader.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A company that provided financing for a Deadwood hotel and casino through South Dakota's embattled investment-for-visa program is trying to recover $32.5 million loaned to a group of developers whose company hasn't paid back the money for the project, according to a civil lawsuit filed this week.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Law officers arrested about three dozen Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters in a confrontation Friday that also shut down a state highway.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — As settlers headed west in the middle of the 19th century, nations of Native Americans wanted them to keep their distance and their foreign diseases at bay. The United States wanted easements for trails and permission to build forts in Indian territories. The result was the Treaty of Fort Laramie of 1851 — a historic agreement that has found new resonance in the disagreement over the path of the Dakota Access pipeline.