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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls police say a man is dead after an early morning shooting. Officers were called to the shooting at a residence early Sunday. When police arrived they found a 34-year-old Sioux Falls man dead. Police say everyone involved has been located and there is no danger to the public. The man's name was not released. The investigation continues.
PIERRE (AP) — A Mission man has been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting a federal officer on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. Authorities say a bat-wielding 23-year-old Richard Peneaux came at a tribal officer who had responded to a disturbance report on the Sinte Gleska University campus on March 23. The officer pepper-sprayed Peneaux, who then fled but was later apprehended.
WOLSEY (AP) — A two-vehicle crash in Beadle County late last week killed one person and seriously injured another. The Highway Patrol says a semitrailer failed to stop at a junction of U.S. Highways 14 and 281 north of Wolsey and collided with a pickup truck Friday afternoon. The 18-year-old woman driving the pickup died at a Huron hospital. An 18-year-old female passenger suffered life-threatening injuries. The 24-year-old semi driver suffered what the patrol described as minor injuries. Charges are pending against the man.
SPEARFISH (AP) — The president of Spearfish Hospital has died. Rapid City-based Regional Health announced the death of Larry Veitz (vaytz) but gave no details. An online obituary says the 59-year-old Veitz died Saturday. Veitz had been president of Spearfish Hospital for 15 years. He also oversaw clinics in Spearfish and Belle Fourche. In a statement, Regional Health CEO Brent Phillips said Veitz's contributions "will have a lasting impact" and that he "set a great vision for the future."
REDFIELD (AP) — Authorities say five people were hurt when a pickup collided with a deer on a highway near Redfield. Spink County sheriff's Deputy Jerrod Peterson says the pickup was pulling a cattle trailer when it hit the deer on U.S. Highway 281 on Saturday night. Peterson tells the Aberdeen News he believes the injuries were minor, but all five people were taken to a hospital by ambulance to get checked out. Peterson says the trailer had livestock in it, but he did not know what kind or how many.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls students will soon be able to trade hands-on work experience for high school credit. The city's public high schools are working to expand internship options for students to give them experience in career fields that interest them, the Argus Leader reported.
SPEARFISH (AP) — The new city administrator in Spearfish says the biggest surprise since taking office in September has been dealing with the explosive growth in the community. Michael Harmon is charged with overseeing 105 full-time employees and a $25 million annual budget, the Rapid City Journal reported. The 35-year-old said he recognizes that the city is in a transition.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A southeast South Dakota neighborhood is marred by an unfinished and neglected mansion. The mansion in Sioux Falls' upscale Prairie Hills neighborhood has been abandoned for more than three years, the Argus Leader reported. The property's windows and doors are boarded up, there loose shingles on the room and graffiti on the outer walls.
RAPID CITY (AP) — Two western South Dakota weekly newspapers will publish their last issue next week. The Rapid City Journal has announced that the Meade County Times-Tribune and the Butte County Post will publish their final issue on Wednesday. The next day, the Journal will begin publishing a daily Northern Hills page. Journal Publisher Eugene Jackson says the move is aimed at "maximizing our resources."
RAPID CITY (AP) — A South Dakota man has pleaded not guilty in a Rapid City shooting that left one man dead. The Rapid City Journal reports that 21-year-old Maricelo Garcia pleaded not guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Clinton Farlee. The crime is punishable by death or life in prison without parole.