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RAPID CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned an earlier ruling that said a South Dakota county must give Native American parents more rights during initial hearings of child-removal cases. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals focused on jurisdictional issues in its Friday ruling, saying the Pennington County case is a state issue and shouldn't have gone to federal court, The Rapid City Journal reported .
RAPID CITY (AP) — The woman named acting president and CEO of Rapid City-based Regional Health in July has been given the job permanently. Paulette Davidson took over as leader of the health system after then-CEO Brent Philips left in a move the board would describe only as a "personnel issue." The board of directors issued a statement Thursday removing the "acting" portion of Davidson's title.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon goes up for auction Saturday, with a minimum bid of $3.15 million. Payday loan mogul Chuck Brennan bought the speedway in 2015 and added it to his Badlands empire, which include the massive Badlands Pawn shop, venue and gun range. After South Dakota voters capped payday loan interest rates in 2016, Brennan has worked to liquidate his properties.
YANKTON (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a missing boater from Yankton. The Yankton County Sheriff's Office says the body of 53-year-old Duane Ernster was discovered Monday morning near Gavins Point campground. A camper discovered the body in the water near the shore. Ernster was reported missing Friday. Crews from Nebraska and South Dakota had been searching the Missouri River for him. Ernster left from the South Dakota side of Lewis and Clark Lake. His empty fishing boat was found in the Weigand area in northeastern Nebraska's Knox County.
ARMOUR — Attorney General Marty Jackley says a judge has denied a request from a man accused of aiding in an embezzlement scheme to exclude some arguments and witness testimony at trial. Jackley said the judge on Thursday rejected former GEAR UP consultant Stacy Phelps' motion to block a legislative auditor's testimony and confine prosecutor's arguments. Phelps and former Mid-Central Educational Cooperative Director Dan Guericke are accused of falsifying evidence and conspiring to offer forged or fraudulent evidence.
ABERDEEN (AP) — Authorities say no one has been hurt in a shooting at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center. Aberdeen Police Capt. Eric Duven says three shots were fired by a gunman at the hospital Thursday morning. The man was taken into custody. Hospital spokesman Darren Huber says the medical center is once again treating patients after an evacuation. Officials did not immediately say where the shots were fired in the hospital.
BONESTEEL (AP) — Authorities say a 36-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash east of Bonesteel, in Gregory County. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Jagdish Singh, of Edmonton, Alberta, was a passenger in 2014 semi-trailer that lost control Friday on a curve on U.S. Highway 281. The semi and trailer rolled into the ditch. Singh was thrown from the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi, 32-year-old Gurpreet Brar, of Edmonton, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. The highway patrol is considering charges in the case.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Isaiah Zuber ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help Kansas State beat South Dakota 27-24 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
PIERRE (AP) — A McLaughlin man has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a federal officer on the South Dakota side of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The U.S. attorney's office says 37-year-old Daniel Hoisington also faces a charge of domestic assault by an habitual offender on the same day as the alleged officer assault, June 29. He could face up to 21 years in prison if convicted. He's to stand trial Oct. 16.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The leaning facade of a downtown building caused a scare in Sioux Falls. Emergency crews responded to Vishnu Bunny Tattoo and Piercing about midday Thursday after a witness reported that the building's brick facade was leaning out. The building was evacuated and the street closed.