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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — One member of South Dakota's delegation to the Republican National Convention found it hard to look when the group announced its support for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. State Rep. Isaac Latterell of Tea shook his head, rolled his eyes and clamped his hand over his face.
CUSTER (AP) — Jewel Cave National Monument in western South Dakota is hosting a Junior Ranger Day this weekend as part of the National Park Service's centennial celebration. Saturday's Junior Ranger Day will focus on nocturnal animals, including nine species of bats. Children will get to learn about the bats' echolocation, white nose syndrome and hibernation. Participants will be able to make crafts to take home with them.
PIERRE (AP) — Tickets to a banquet for South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor inductee Dean Hyde of Pierre are available for purchase. The tickets have to be purchased by Thursday. The banquet will be held Monday in Pierre. Hyde was involved in one way or another with the more than 1,000 bridges built on the state system during his 40-year transportation career, which he culminated as chief planning engineer.
PARKER (AP) — Officials in Turner County have approved an egg farm that will house up to 2.5 million chickens in cage-free barns. The county's Board of Adjustment on Tuesday unanimously approved the project that will be located near Parker. The approval for the project proposed by Sioux Falls-based Sonstegard Foods comes with several requirements, including a disposal plan for potential bird-flu losses without composting carcasses and a promise to maintain odor and fly control measures.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman who has admitted to stabbing her husband during a dispute on New Year's Eve has been sentenced to four years in prison. The Argus Leader reports that 24-year-old Mirna Bolbito was sentenced Tuesday, two months after she pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in a plea deal with prosecutors that called for a more serious charge to be dismissed. Police say Bolbito's 30-year-old husband suffered life-threatening injuries during the dispute over the TV.
ABERDEEN (AP) — One of two owners of a mortuary business in Aberdeen where authorities found drugs while executing a search warrant has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors. The Aberdeen American News reports that the attorney for 53-year-old George Schriver on Tuesday entered guilty pleas on behalf of his client to the charges of drunken driving and ingestion of marijuana. Schriver then received a suspended jail sentence.
MOBRIDGE (AP) — Authorities say a Pine Ridge man has been saved from drowning in Lake Oahe near Mobridge. The Aberdeen American News reports that 33-year-old Edwin TwoEagle inhaled water Monday and became motionless in the lake. His girlfriend unsuccessfully tried to pull him from the lake, but a different woman was able to get TwoEagle out of the water.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a Sioux Falls woman accused of subjecting her three children to unsanitary living conditions. The Argus Leader reports that 33-year-old Rachel Dixon has been indicted on three counts of abuse or cruelty to a minor, along with drug counts.
EDGEMONT (AP) — Firefighters managed to save the Black Hills community of Edgemont from a wildfire, but some area ranchers who lost hay and pasture now have to figure out how to feed their cattle through the rest of summer and the coming winter. The Indian Canyon Fire that was sparked by lightning over the weekend scorched 13,500 acres, or about 21 square miles, according to the Great Plains Fire Information service.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A pedestrian has died after being struck by two vehicles in northeastern Sioux Falls. The Highway Patrol says the incident happened about 4:45 a.m. Tuesday at an Interstate 229 exit. Authorities say the 24-year-old man was walking in the traffic lane on the off-ramp when he was struck by two vans. He died at the scene. The victim's name was not immediately released. No charges are pending against either driver. Neither was hurt.