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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Chicago rapper Chief Keef has been arrested in South Dakota, accused of drug possession. The rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was booked into the Minnehaha County Jail Monday following his arrest at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport. Police say airport security found marijuana in his carry-on bag. Promoters say Chief Keef performed Sunday at an anti-bullying celebrity basketball event at the University of Sioux Falls. Kowabunga Music issued a statement saying he has had problems in the past but that he has fixed himself.
PIERRE – Gov. Dennis Daugaard made a promise Monday morning, as he opened the Legislature’s special session regarding nonmeandered waters that lay atop private land. “If you pass this hard-won compromise, I will sign it yet today,” he told the joint assembly of representatives and senators in the House chamber shortly after 10:30 a.m. More than 10 hours later, the Republican governor prepared to put pen to paper.
PIERRE (AP) — The Latest on South Dakota's special session over the use of lakes on private land: ___ 11 a.m. Gov. Dennis Daugaard is urging state lawmakers to approve rules governing the use of lakes on private land in South Dakota for recreation. The Republican governor addressed lawmakers during South Dakota's 26th special legislative session. Daugaard says he'll sign the bill Monday if the Legislature approves it.
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard urged state lawmakers Monday to approve rules governing the use of lakes on private land for recreation, saying he would sign the bill that day if the Legislature passed it. Representatives voted 52-16 Monday for the bill, exceeding the requirement of two-thirds support to pass. The measure now heads to the Senate.
SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old boy and a man driving them have died after a collision in northwest Iowa. The accident occurred around 10:50 a.m. Saturday on Iowa Highway 9 near Sibley. The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says a westbound car collided with an eastbound sport utility vehicle.
WATERTOWN (AP) — Authorities believe an argument over noise led to the shooting death of a 17-year-old Watertown boy. The Watertown Public Opinion reports that Assistant Police Chief Tim Toomey said the death of Jayden Harley on Saturday night was the culmination of an ongoing neighborhood dispute. He said neither alcohol nor drugs played a role. Toomey said the 31-year-old suspect and Harley were neighbors. Authorities allege the suspect shot an unarmed Harley in the chest with a handgun.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's police chief is recommending the firing of two police officers involved in the death of a man who had been beaten and shocked a dozen times by a stun gun in an altercation with officers. Chief Todd Schmaderer said in news conference Friday that he plans to fire two of four Omaha officers involved in the early Monday morning incident in which officers confronted 29-year-old Zachary Bearheels, of Murdo, South Dakota.
DEADWOOD (AP) — A Deadwood hotel flooded by a broken main waterline in late January is back in service. The Rapid City Journal reports that the 69-room Deadwood Comfort Inn and Suites reopened Thursday. The waterline break unleashed about 70,000 gallons of water over the hotel's first floor. General Manager Tracy Island described it as "an indoor lake." Repairs have taken four months. Most of the $1.3 million cost is being covered by insurance. Island says all of the hotel's 23 employees were kept on the payroll during the reconstruction period.
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota residents can apply for a new Dignity license plate beginning July 1. The plates were designed with the help of Dale Lamphere, the artist who created the Dignity sculpture that stands on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River near Chamberlain. The sculpture represents the courage, perseverance and wisdom of the Lakota and Dakota culture. The plates are an additional $10 plus a $5 mailing fee.
ABERDEEN (AP) — Continued drought-like conditions in South Dakota could dampen the high hopes many people had for the pheasant population earlier this spring when the nesting period began. Emmett Lenihan, farm bill biologist at Pheasants Forever, tells the Aberdeen American News that the state's northeast region is currently at the end of the peak nesting period for pheasants. He says he was encouraged by the number of birds he saw prior to nesting season. Ideal nesting weather for pheasants is moderate or warm temperatures with sufficient rainfall.