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CUSTER (AP) — The National Park Service is suspending guided tours at Jewel Cave National Monument in southwestern South Dakota to make improvements along the half-mile long scenic route. Tours will be shut down from mid-October until about April, as workers upgrade structures built in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including sidewalks, stairs, guardrails, handrails and lights.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — No one was injured when a Sioux Falls home was struck by bullets. Officers responded to the area a little before midnight Sunday after a report of gunshots. The caller reported as many as four shots, and a vehicle driving away from the scene. Authorities say an area residence was struck by bullets, but they're still investigating what happened. There have been no arrests.
RAPID CITY (AP) — Since 2007, the rise and fall of Rapid City summers have coincided with the arrival and departure of its green and red trolleys. The retrofitted buses with their turn-of-the-last-century cable car appearance run June 1 through Aug. 31, Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., providing riders with a narrated tour of city attractions like the Journey Museum, Storybook Island, Dinosaur Park, Founders Park and the Berlin Wall in Memorial Park.
RAPID CITY (AP) — The planning and design of Rapid City's new $130 million arena are beginning to take shape. Craig Baltzer, executive director of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, told the Rapid City Journal that city planners are completing final vetting of the new entertainment arena's design options. The civic center's arena is expected to open in 2021.
YANKTON (AP) — Yankton officials face pressure to take on a more than $14 million aquatic center project to replace the city's 71-year-old pool. The group pushing for the aquatic facility, Dive In Yankton, called on the Yankton City Commission at a recent meeting to move the project forward. The group has fundraised nearly $870,000 for the aquatic center so far, the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reported .
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The site of an old city-owned ice rink in Sioux Falls will be transformed into affordable housing for people transitioning back into society after being imprisoned or recovering from addictions. The Glory House nonprofit bought the former Ice and Rec Center site last year with the idea that it would be an optimal place to house people who go through its treatment program, the Argus Leader reported.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man convicted of careless driving in a crash that killed a 19-year-old University of South Dakota cheerleader has been fined $120. The Argus Leader reports Mark Begeman appeared in court Friday. He was found guilty of careless driving last month and faced up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City man accused of trying to get a gun to kill a doctor who treated his wife is facing an attempted first-degree murder charge. The Rapid City Journal reports that 62-year-old William Thoman allegedly said he wanted to kill the Rapid City Regional Hospital doctor for incorrectly treating his wife, who recently died of cancer.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A teenager being tried as an adult in a fatal shooting in Rapid City has pleaded not guilty. The Rapid City Journal reports the 16-year-old boy is charged with aiding and abetting and aggravated assault in the death of 43-year-old Nathan Graham. He could face life in prison if convicted.
ABERDEEN (AP) — An Aberdeen man who was shot twice by a police officer two years ago has been declared competent to stand trial. The American News reports that 23-year-old Ehkhu Poe faces drug and aggravated assault charges in the August 2016 incident in which he allegedly threatened family members and the officer.