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ABERDEEN (AP) — Cleanup continues at an Aberdeen mall flooded by a water line break earlier this month. Super City Plaza Manager George Casanova tells the American News that the entire building was damaged by water the night of Sept. 16. About two dozen workers from several companies are working on cleanup and repairs. Mall tenants also are helping with the work. Casanova says "there's no telling" when the mall will reopen. Several businesses have been forced to temporarily close or relocate, along with a child care center.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The owner of a South Dakota radio station has shut down the station and closed his remaining properties after a ruling from state banking regulators. Owner Chuck Brennan took KBAD-FM off the air Saturday night. A statement on the radio station's home page says KBAD and all of the remaining Badlands Entities properties are closed and up for sale.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The driver of a pickup was injured and two horses were killed in a crash on Interstate 90 east of Sioux Falls. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the pickup approaching the interstate Sunday crossed the center line, hit the grass and launched onto the westbound lanes of the interstate, The truck went airborne and hit a trailer hauling the horses. The pickup driver was seriously injured. The driver and passenger hauling the horses were not hurt.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is reviewing a shooting involving an officer in Minnehaha County. Attorney General Marty Jackley said Monday the shooting happened early Saturday in Sioux Falls. The sheriff's department responded to a residence about 1:30 a.m. The attorney general's office says an officer fired his weapon at a 46-year-old Sioux Falls man. There are no further details on any injuries to the man or why the officer fired his gun.
ELLSWORTH (AP) — Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from the Ellsworth Air Force Base launched from Guam flew into international airspace over waters east of North Korea in a show of American military might. The bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea's "reckless behavior."
IPSWICH (AP) — A fiery weekend crash in Edmunds County killed one man and injured another. The Highway Patrol says a pickup truck eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 crossed the centerline about midday Sunday and collided with a westbound car. The car caught fire, and the 24-year-old driver was declared dead at the scene west of Ipswich. The 62-year-old driver of the pickup suffered injuries the patrol says are not considered life-threatening. Neither man was immediately identified.
RAPID CITY (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is hurrying to finish an analysis of available timber in South Dakota's Black Hills National Forest following the pine beetle epidemic. The work usually takes a decade, but forest officials are trying to finish in two years, the Rapid City Journal reported. Forest officials announced in March the end of a 20-year mountain pine beetle epidemic that affected about 450,000 acres (182,000 hectares), or roughly a third of the forest. The beetles kill pine trees and left large areas of the forest brown.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Rapper Chief Keef has pleaded not guilty to drug charges in South Dakota. The rapper whose legal name is Keith Cozart was arrested June 12 at the Sioux Falls airport, where officials say marijuana was found in his carry-on bag. He had been in the city performing at an anti-bullying celebrity basketball event at a local university.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Republican South Dakota legislator who came under fire for a Facebook post won't be reprimanded by her party. Rep. Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder shared a meme Sept. 7 depicting protesters being hit by a vehicle. It was posted less than a month after a driver hit counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a woman. DiSanto removed her post and apologized.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a man who robbed a casino in Aberdeen.