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ABERDEEN (AP) — A new public library opening in September in northeast South Dakota will have a special section dedicated to helping newcomers in the city, especially those whose first language isn't English. Aberdeen is one of 26 communities getting part of a $5 million from the Knight Foundation. A $35,000 share will go to The A Place, the Aberdeen American News reported.
RAPID CITY (AP) — Rapid City police say a man was shot and killed after firing at a local officer. Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris says police responded to a report of an "active shooter situation" Saturday afternoon in a residential area in northern Rapid City. Shots were fired both before and after officers arrived on the scene.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for enticement of minors. Authorities say 43-year-old Christopher Fox, of Box Elder, enticed two girls, ages 11 and 16, to engage in illegal sexual activity using the internet. Fox pleaded guilty in March. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken says Fox must serve 10 years of supervised release when he gets out of prison.
DEADWOOD (AP) — A year after completing a $14 million reconstruction of U.S. Highway 85 and a week before it opens a new $6.5 million visitor center, a west South Dakota city is already looking to the future and a major revamp of the tourist town's northern entrance. Deadwood city planners met last week with a design team to chart a major 2018 project on U.S. Highway 14A that will involve city, state and federal governments.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City woman accused of sexually molesting a 4-year-old girl has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Twenty-seven-year-old Ashlee Goldsmith had pleaded guilty to sexual contact with a child younger than 16. The incident happened in October 2015 while Goldsmith was babysitting the daughter of a family friend.
WEBSTER (AP) — Two South Dakota men have been sentenced for illegally shooting and killing more than 200 pelicans and double-crested cormorants. Sixty-six-year-old Brant Nelson and 63-year-old Kirk Nelson, both of Webster, pleaded guilty in federal court to taking, killing and possessing migratory birds.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge says he's inclined to let a group of individual members of American Indian tribes join a lawsuit over the Dakota Access oil pipeline, but only if they agree to not add President Donald Trump as a defendant. Any action against the president whose administration pushed through the pipeline's completion would need to come in a separate lawsuit, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said. The group's lead attorney said that's still a possibility. The pipeline began shipping oil to customers on June 1.
KEYSTONE (AP) — Mount Rushmore was the backdrop as nearly 200 people became new citizens of the United States. The U.S. District Court of South Dakota held a naturalization ceremony Thursday for 188 people at the national landmark symbolizing American freedom and the nation's history. KOTA-TV says the new citizens came from 39 countries, including 24 immigrants from Bhutan. After the oath was administered, every new citizen got a chance to address the crowd.
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's Game, Fish and Parks Department wants to close the state's hunting season on sage grouse, after fewer males were seen dancing on their mating grounds in the state this year. The Capital Journal reports that biologists counted 218 males, well below the 250-bird hunting threshold in the state's sage grouse management plan. Drought hit the state's sage grouse range last summer. Senior upland-game biologist Travis Runia says chick survival was low last year, leading to fewer adults this year.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The National Weather Service says survey teams have confirmed nine tornadoes that touched down Tuesday within the range of the agency's office in the northern South Dakota city of Aberdeen. The Argus Leader reports that seven of the twisters were in South Dakota and two were in Minnesota. No people were hurt, but there were several reports of tree and building damage. In South Dakota, tornadoes touched down near Rockham, Zell, Groton and New Effington. More than one touched down in the Zell and New Effington areas.