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ABERDEEN (AP) — Authorities are investigating the cause of a house fire in Aberdeen that appears to have injured a man. The American News reports that firefighters pulled the man from the home Tuesday night, and he was taken from the scene by ambulance. The extent of his injuries wasn't known. Neighbors reported the fire shortly after 7 p.m. Neighbors also tried to enter the home before firefighters arrived but were stopped by heavy smoke.
YANKTON (AP) — A person wearing a disguise robbed a downtown Yankton bank and left behind a suspicious package that prompted authorities to call out a Sioux Falls bomb squad. Authorities say a person wearing the disguise of an elderly man entered the Wells Fargo bank shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday and demanded cash. The person fled with an unknown amount of money. Police Chief Brian Paulsen says the person did not use a weapon, and he does not believe the public is in danger.
ABERDEEN (AP) — The collision of a motorized scooter and a sport utility vehicle at an uncontrolled intersection in Aberdeen killed the 80-year-old man on the scooter. Police Capt. Jay Tobin tells the American News that Gene Becker died at a hospital from injuries he suffered in the crash that happened shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday. The 40-year-old woman driving the SUV was not cited.
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded nearly $1 million in Recreational Trails Program funding to cities, state parks and the Black Hills National Forest. Daugaard says he's happy to be able to award the grants to project sponsors across the state. Awards to cities ranged from $9,750 for Claremont to $112,000 for Hurley. The federal program offers up to 80 percent reimbursement for maintenance and development projects related to trails.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether is proposing a $467 million budget for 2017, a dip from current spending. Huether submitted the proposed budget Tuesday to the Sioux Falls City Council. The Argus Leader reports that the plan reflects softening sales tax receipts. It's less than the $471 million Sioux Falls is running on in 2016. Huether says prioritizing limited taxpayer dollars is crucial. He says the budget maximizes the value and return of citizens' tax dollars.
PIERRE (AP) — For some South Dakota delegates who support Bernie Sanders, outbursts at the Democratic National Convention are cause for embarrassment. For others, the outcries from attendees are a way to express concerns in the messy Democratic process.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A judge has ruled that the gun used in a Rapid City shooting earlier this year won't be returned to the gunman's mother, who wanted it to help her grieving. Authorities say Earl Hicks used the 9 mm handgun to shoot a man at a homeless shelter Feb. 28. The man recovered. Hicks was killed by a police officer who responded to the scene. Mother Jackie Giago asked Judge Matthew Brown to give her the gun because it might help her come to terms with her son's death.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97. Bald Eagle died at home Friday and a traditional four-day wake began in his home Monday. Bald Eagle was born in a tepee in 1919 and for decades he was the face of the Lakota people in state tourism promotions. Charlie Rooks with Rooks Funeral Home in Eagle Butte said Bald Eagle's funeral is scheduled for Friday at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis.
The U.S. Marshals Service has added a South Dakota man who has been on the run for nearly eight years to its list of 15 Most Wanted fugitives. David Bonness, 48, is wanted by authorities in Pennington County on 17 total counts of pedophilia, rape and sexual contact with a child. He was questioned in December 2008 about the alleged sexual assault of a girl over a span of about five years and fled before authorities could collect DNA from him.
GETTYSBURG (AP) — Authorities have identified a motorcycle driver who died after a collision with a pickup truck in Potter County. The Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Luke Kleinlein, of Brookings, died after the truck collided with his bike on U.S. Highway 212 about 6 miles east of Gettysburg late Sunday. The 59-year-old pickup driver was not hurt. Authorities are still investigating the crash.