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VERMILLION (AP) — Taryn Christion threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns and South Dakota State held off upset-minded South Dakota 31-28 on Saturday. The Jackrabbits (9-2, 6-2 Missouri Valley Football Conference) have won a series-record nine straight against their in-state rivals and lead all-time 54-51-7. The Coyotes (7-4, 4-4) haven't beaten South Dakota State at home since 1997. After a scoreless first quarter, the Jackrabbits used a Chase Vinatieri 45-yard field goal and Christion's 11-yard TD pass to Jake Wieneke to forge a 10-0 lead at 11:54 in the second.
YANKTON (AP) — Construction is nearly complete on a large addition to a South Dakota event center that will host the 2018 World Archery Indoor Championships. Most of the work has been done on the 24,000-square-foot addition to the National Field Archery Association's archery center in Yankton, and it should be ready well before the Feb. 12-20 event, the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reported .
DEADWOOD (AP) — Hunters who use road signs to site their rifles are costing a western South Dakota county about $1,500 per year, officials said. Lawrence County officials say that 20 to 30 signs need to be replaced each year at a cost of $45 to $50 each because hunters shoot them, making them hard to read, the Black Hills Pioneer reported.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An inmate is suing the warden of a South Dakota prison for allegedly withholding hormone therapy treatment. The Argus Leader reports that 32-year-old Cody Caskey filed a lawsuit accusing Mike Durfee State Prison Warden Bob Dooley of denying access to estrogen and testosterone blockers. Caskey says the lack of hormone treatment has led to suicidal thoughts.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Kyle woman has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for killing a 2-year-old boy she was raising in 2015. Forty-four-year-old Lori Wisecarver earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Jayden Locke. The Rapid City Journal reports she admitted repeatedly abusing the child, largely because of potty-training issues. U.S District Judge Jeffrey Viken on Friday granted the prosecutor's request for a 40-year sentence.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A city-backed, mixed-use parking project in downtown Sioux Falls will cost the city more than expected. The Argus Leader reports that the $50 million project will cost the city nearly $21 million, not $18million as initially anticipated. The 13-story public-private parking ramp development called Village on the River is to have 525 spaces and an attached hotel and commercial space.
ABERDEEN (AP) — Sanford Health has pledged $5 million to Northern State University for a regional science education center. The gift includes a $500,000 scholarship endowment for students and a $200,000 faculty development endowment. The Aberdeen university says the gift should help advance education and research opportunities for the entire region.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls has selected a Chicago company to review the structural soundness of flawed siding on the city's new $117 million events center. The Argus Leader reports Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. was among four firms that submitted proposals to review the panels on the Denny Sanford Premier Center.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy will likely remain slow in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states in the months ahead. The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the region remained in negative territory below 50 and declined to 44.7 in November from October's 45.3. The index is based on Creighton University's monthly survey of bankers.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A woman who didn't report a fatal shooting she witnessed on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last year has been sentenced to five years of probation. The Rapid City Journal reports that 27-year-old Tyler Brewer earlier pleaded guilty to concealing information in the September 2016 death of 34-year-old Annie Colhoff in Pine Ridge. She was sentenced Wednesday.