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CLAREMONT (AP) — A standoff involving law officers and an armed man holed up in a barn in Brown County ended peacefully after nearly 20 hours. The American News reports the incident involved a 53-year-old man who refused to leave the barn southwest of Claremont after an alleged domestic assault. It started Monday night and ended with his arrest Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Minnehaha County Auditor's Office has discovered 164 uncounted ballots after South Dakota's primary election and added them to the existing results. The Argus Leader reports that County Auditor Bob Litz told the Minnehaha County Commission on Monday that the ballots were found as election officials updated voter history last week.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A South Dakota prison inmate has been convicted of assaulting two correctional officers. A Minnehaha County jury found 25-year-old James Dornbusch guilty of four counts of assault against a Department of Corrections employee, felonies that are punishable by up to two years in prison.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls Sports Authority Executive Director Bryan Miller is leaving to take a position with the Summit League. Commissioner Tom Douple says Miller has been hired as assistant commissioner of championships and marketing. The league created the position as it prepares to move its headquarters from Elmhurst, Illinois, to Sioux Falls in August.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man is facing child endangerment charges after police say he was driving drunk with his two young daughters in the vehicle. Police say the 31-year-old father was arrested after an off-duty law enforcement officer saw him driving recklessly and swerving into oncoming traffic Saturday night. Spokesman Sam Clemens says his daughters, ages 8 and 11, were in the back seat.
RAPID CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says a fungus that causes a deadly disease of bats has been detected on bats in South Dakota for the first time. The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome was detected on one western small-footed bat and four big brown bats in Jackson County at Badlands National Park last month.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A South Dakota National Guard unit is deploying to the Middle East. A send-off ceremony was held Friday for 26 members of Detachment 1, Company B of the 935th Aviation Support Battalion. They'll be providing aviation maintenance and support for the Army. The soldiers will go through several weeks of final training at Fort Hood, Texas, before heading overseas.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Vandals caused an estimated $10,000 worth of damage at the former Black Hills Passion Play site in western South Dakota. The Spearfish amphitheater site is where the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was re-enacted for about seven decades beginning in the late 1930s.
STURGIS (AP) — A South Dakota man says his family injured in a house fire last month should make a full recovery. Bill McKee told The Black Hills Pioneer that doctors have predicted his son, Jason McKee, daughter, Mandy McKee, and grandson, Ethan Baker, will fully heal with time. The three family members suffered smoke inhalation injuries in the May 12 fire that destroyed McKee's home in Sturgis. It's unclear what caused the fire.
FOREST CITY, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol says a South Dakota man has died in a motorcycle crash in central Minnesota. The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Highway 22 in Meeker County. According to the patrol, 57-year-old Leslie Lemke of Watertown, South Dakota, was traveling south on the highway when his Harley-Davidson went off the road and hit a driveway approach.