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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Police say another casino in Sioux Falls has been robbed at gunpoint, the fourth armed robbery in the last week. Officers were called to Jokerz Casino just after midnight Friday where a man had threatened staff with a gun before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash. The Associated Press reports the suspect remains at large. Police are searching for suspects in three other armed robberies that happened earlier this week in Sioux Falls, including one at the Crown Casino.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State agriculture officials in the Northern Plains have divided up 16 semi-loads of hay donated from around the country to help drought-stricken ranchers in the region. Nearly 1,400 ranchers from the Dakotas and Montana applied to the hay lottery program set up by North Dakota's Agriculture Department, North Dakota State University and the Michigan-based nonprofit Ag Community Relief.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Drought conditions in the Dakotas haven't changed much over the past week, due to above-normal temperatures and little rain. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows 66 percent of North Dakota in some stage of drought, unchanged over the week. Twenty-one percent of the state is in extreme or exceptional drought, down slightly from 22 percent. The Drought Monitor says conditions improved in south central North Dakota but worsened in the north central part of the state.
PIERRE, (AP) — A collections program meant to recover money owed to state agencies and programs has recovered more than $3.3 million in its first year. The Bureau of Administration released a report Thursday saying that $7.6 million in payment plans were also established in the 2017 budget year. Agencies referred more than $47 million in debt to the center during that time period. Lawmakers approved the recovery center during the 2015 legislative session. State agencies use the center to enforce child support and restitution orders and recover debts.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Wanblee man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for stabbing to death another man during a fight on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last year. Thirty-four-year-old Leon Lodges in March admitted stabbing 22-year-old Leonard Sitting Up with a knife in May 2016. The Rapid City Journal reports Lodges was sentenced Wednesday for second-degree murder and for assault with a dangerous weapon for stabbing and injuring another man during the altercation.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — International clinics run by a Sioux Falls medical facility have treated a million patients, a milestone for the decade-old program. Sanford Health's World Clinic program began after philanthropist T. Denny Sanford donated $400 million in 2007, the Argus Leader reported. World Clinic Program Director Dr. Dan Blue says the program initially focused on pediatric care in the U.S., but has expanded internationally.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who was married to her cousin at age 14 in a ceremony overseen by polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has won a $16 million lawsuit against the group. Elissa Wall's lawyer said Wednesday that the decision lets attorneys investigate the secretive group's bank accounts and property held in states all over the U.S.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Backers of a proposed ballot measure that would cap the amount state agencies could pay for prescription drugs hope to start building support soon to put the initiative before voters in 2018, a key proponent said Wednesday.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Parmelee woman has been sentenced to four months in federal prison for assaulting a baby. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Charlee Spotted Tail started an altercation in a store parking lot last year with a woman who was holding a 6-month-old baby. Spotted Tail tried to strike the woman, but hit the baby in the head instead. She then hit the baby a second time before fleeing. The Argus Leader says Spotted Tail was convicted of one count of assault.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Native American tribe seeking millions of dollars from a company that previously managed a tribal off-track betting business is set to ask South Dakota gambling regulators Wednesday not to make a state rule change that the tribe contends would hamstring its collection efforts.