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NEWELL (AP) — Authorities have identified a 65-year-old man who died in a motorcycle crash near Newell. The Highway Patrol says Dale Shull of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, was driving a motorcycle that went in a ditch off U.S. Highway 212 in Meade County and hit an embankment. The crash happened Friday evening, east of Newell. Shull died at the scene. He was alone on the bike.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Dakotas-based Sanford Health is expanding in Minot. Sanford says in a statement that its $1.5 million clinic will open Monday. The 6,800-square-foot Northwest Clinic will provide family medicine and specialty care. The clinic features 16 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, an X-ray area and lab. Sanford says its Highway 2 Clinic in Minot will remain open, providing walk-in services, primary care and occupational medicine.
DEADWOOD (AP) — City officials haven't been able to decide what to do with a public building in Deadwood. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the city commission didn't take action on the Deadwood Pavilion building at its meeting Monday despite a motion to sell the structure.
PIERRE (AP) — Foes of a November ballot measure that would let South Dakota voters earmark public money for political candidates are portraying what's billed as an anti-corruption package as a waste of taxpayer dollars for the benefit of politicians.
ABERDEEN (AP) — The Brown County Juvenile Detention Center's supervisor has stepped down. The Aberdeen American News reports that Brown County commissioners have accepted the resignation of Amy Harmon. She had worked at the center for two decades. Commission Vice Chairman Doug Fjeldheim says she stepped away to focus on her family and help out with her husband's business. Her last day was Friday.
PIERRE (AP) — The state Department of Health says South Dakota's peak transmission for the West Nile virus has started and will last through the end of August. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says the state is seeing a higher number of mosquitoes than normal test positive for the virus. Kightlinger says the number of human cases so far is above the 10-year average. The state had reported 19 human cases of the virus as of Thursday.
MADISON (AP) — The mayor of Madison is proposing that the city purchase an office building to relocate some municipal departments. The Madison Daily Leader reports that Mayor Roy Lindsay has asked city commissioners to consider the plan as part of the city's 2017 budget. Purchasing the building would give Madison police more space for interview rooms and a conference room and would open up room at city hall.
HILL CITY (AP) — The South Dakota State Railroad Museum in Hill City is going to put on display a historic caboose that has operated in South Dakota. KOTA-TV reports that the museum purchased the caboose from a Huron family who has had it in their yard since 1972. Museum Curator Rick Mills says the museum is going to have an open house for the family and others in October. The exhibit will open publicly in May. Before it opens, the caboose is going to get new paint and wheel sets.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation have been granted authority to fine non-tribal members for traffic offenses. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe granted BIA officers enforcement powers beginning Monday on the reservation that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border, said Haden Merkel, traffic safety coordinator for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls Fire Rescue says it has received has several false emergency reports as a result of prank phone calls to businesses. Fire Chief Jim Sideras says false alarms impact the safety of the community by using "resources ineffectively." Authorities say the fire department does not contact citizens or businesses by phone to initiate building evacuations. Fire alarm companies also do not contact businesses and instruct them to initiate a fire alarm.