Here is the latest South Dakota news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT
AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a fatigue crack caused last year’s rupture of the Keystone oil pipeline in South Dakota. The NTSB says the crack likely originated from mechanical damage to the pipe exterior caused by a metal-tracked vehicle during installation. The report says the crack grew to a “critical size” and resulted in the Nov. 16 rupture near Amherst. An estimated 210,000 gallons of oil spilled from the TransCanada Corp. pipeline.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin plans to exempt small businesses not located in the state from collection of the state sales tax for online purchases made by consumers in Wisconsin. The state Department of Revenue said Thursday that its enforcement of the law will be consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week that approved exemptions for businesses with less than $100,000 in sales or fewer than 200 transactions a year.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota authorities have apprehended a woman who escaped from custody while at a Sioux Falls hospital. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Thursday that a fugitive task force had located Leighlonnie Goodsell, who had escaped while she was at Avera McKennan Hospital. Goodsell was in custody on several drug possession warrants.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute meth in western South Dakota. The South Dakota U.S. attorney’s office says 34-year-old Daniel Richards was convicted of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken also sentenced Richards to 5 years of supervised release.