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RAPID CITY (AP) — Authorities have identified the man killed in a shooting near a Burger King in Rapid City and are looking for two suspects in the case. Rapid City police said Monday that 23-year-old Kiawe Walker of Rapid City died in the Friday shooting. Authorities responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound at a Burger King. Police say the victim walked to the restaurant from a nearby location and asked employees for help. Officials say emergency workers tried to revive the victim, but he died at the scene.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An elderly driver suffered minor injuries when he crashed his vehicle into a car wash in Sioux Falls over the weekend. The Argus Leader reports that the driver was waiting to enter the Auto Spa Car Wash on Saturday afternoon when he stepped on the gas pedal and crashed into an overhead door and the car inside the wash stall. Police say there was about $35,000 in damage to the building.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Avera Health is looking to expand a partnership with the Sioux Falls School District in which nurses treat students through telemedicine. Avera and eight Sioux Falls schools have partnered for a year on the pilot program that involves nurses treating students remotely through computers. More than 500 students used the Avera eCare system for virtual visits with a nurse, The Argus Leader reports.
REDFIELD (AP) — A dead snake has residents of the Spink County town of Redfield stumped. The remains of a 4-foot-long black snake with an orange belly recently showed up on a road in Redfield, prompting calls to the law enforcement dispatch center, the American News reported. A sheriff's deputy tossed the carcass into a ditch, but it somehow ended up back on the road. A second deputy tossed it in the trash.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman was crowned the new Miss South Dakota over the weekend at the annual pageant in Hot Springs. Julia Olson is a 23-year-old graduate of South Dakota State University. She will represent South Dakota in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September. Megan Lipp of Rapid City was first runner-up in the state competition.
RAPID CITY (AP) — Formal charges are pending against a Rapid City man involved in a standoff with police after an alleged domestic assault. Nearly a dozen officers responded to the home Sunday afternoon after the couple inside had gotten into an altercation. Police say there were weapons inside the house and the man initially refused to come outside. He eventually surrendered and was arrested without incident.
NEMO (AP) — A 27-year-old Rapid City man was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash in western South Dakota over the weekend. The Highway Patrol says Jetto Rezac lost control of the ATV on a gravel road near Nemo, and the vehicle went off the road and rolled. The crash happened about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Rezac was pronounced dead at the scene about 2 miles west of Nemo. He was alone on the ATV.
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol is hosting a recruiting event in Aberdeen for women who want to learn about joining. The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Aberdeen Mall. People can swing by to get more information about recruiting. There will also be female troopers there to talking about applying, training and what being a state trooper is like.
PIERRE (AP) — Employees at the South Dakota state Capitol are working to ensure scores of purple martins flock back to the area every year. The Capitol's Buildings and Grounds department has been providing homes for the birds for more than 30 years, Rex Riis, education chair for the local chapter of the Audubon Society, told the Pierre Capital Journal. He credited Mary Dean Janklow, wife of former Gov. Bill Janklow, with approving the bird houses as a way to bring more purple martins to the area.
FREDERICK (AP) — Two University of North Dakota graduates are preparing to participate in an all-women's air race across the country. Under the name Team Doppler Effect, Courtney Schlosser of Frederick, South Dakota, and Jen Pinkowski of Ashburn, Virginia, will be competing in the 40th annual Air Race Classic beginning on June 21. The race kicks off at 8 a.m. June 21 and all planes must land by 5 p.m. June 24.