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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal and state health officials say a multistate outbreak of salmonella bacteria that is resistant to several drugs has been linked to infected dairy bull calves purchased in Wisconsin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 21 people have been infected in eight states from Jan. 11 through Oct. 24. Eight of the 21 people sickened were hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Fall fieldwork has ended for most South Dakota farmers. The Agriculture Department in its final weekly crop report for the 2016 growing season says much of eastern South Dakota received precipitation over the past week, while drought conditions persisted across the west. The report says about half of the state's winter wheat crop remains in good to excellent condition. Only 9 percent is rated poor or very poor.
SPEARFISH (AP) — Officials of a western South Dakota wildlife sanctuary that lost its federal license and had most of its animals removed hopes to regain the license by spring. Fred Erdman, president of the Spirit of the Hills board of directors, tells the Black Hills Pioneer the sanctuary is creating a new board that will see if it can get its U.S. Department of Agriculture license back.
PINE RIDGE (AP) — A 27-year-old Pine Ridge man has pleaded not guilty in the July 20 shooting death of a teenage girl in the reservation town. The Rapid City Journal reports that James Dowty is charged in federal court with second-degree murder in the death of 13-year-old Te'Ca Clifford. He entered his plea a week ago.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Government orders for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline to leave federal land could have little immediate effect on the encampment where scores of people have been gathered for months to oppose the $3.8 billion project. A North Dakota sheriff on Monday dismissed a deadline from the Army Corps of Engineers as a meaningless move aimed only at reducing the government's legal responsibility for hundreds of demonstrators.
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered state Capitol flags to be flown at half-staff Wednesday in memory of former state Sen. Jacob Krull. Krull, of Watertown, died Friday at age 77. His funeral is Wednesday. Krull represented the Codington County area in the state Senate for five terms, from 1973 to 1982. He served as minority leader during his last two terms.
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Don't look for apologies from the North Dakota sheriff leading the response to the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests, especially for the recent — and, in some circles, controversial — action against demonstrators who he believes have become increasingly aggressive.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A code enforcement dispute between City Hall and a Sioux Falls business has officials rethinking a long-standing rule prohibiting murals that double as advertisements. The city zoning office informed the owners of Elegant Mommy that the mural on the side of its building that depicts what is sold inside of the store violates a city ordinance that restricts the amount of signage private businesses may use, the Argus Leader reported.
YANKTON (AP) — A Yankton group is hoping to develop a community sports complex with baseball and softball fields. The 4030 Foundation of Yankton recently paid more than half a million dollars for nearly 50 acres of state land that was auctioned by the Office of School and Public Lands, the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reported. The land was once part of the Human Services Center campus.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls businesses are working to reclassify employees who will be eligible for overtime pay when the new federal rule takes effect next month. The rule, which is expected to affect 4.2 million workers nationwide, will double the current Department of Labor salary threshold that requires most exempt employees be paid at least $455 per week to $913 a week. The annual salary requirement is moving from $23,660 to $47,476, and will increase every three years.