AP-SD--South Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, SD
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AROUND THE STATE:
PRISON GUARD KILLING
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota’s Corrections Department refused this week to disclose the specific lethal injection drug it will use to execute convicted prison guard killer Rodney Berget in the fall. A department spokesman said in an email that the disclosure might identify the supplier of the execution drug, which state law makes confidential. Lawmakers in 2013 approved the protections shielding the identities of those that supply the lethal injection drugs. SENT: 130 words. Developing.
SIOUX FALLS SEWERS
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — With a population surge putting more demand on the Sioux Falls sewer system, officials are gearing up for the single largest infrastructure investment in city history. The mayor’s plan to dedicate more than $260 million to water reclamation infrastructure over five years would mean higher sewer rates for residents. SENT: 330 words.
MISSING FORT BERTHOLD WOMAN
NEW TOWN, N.D. — The family of Olivia Lone Bear wants to help develop a comprehensive missing persons protocol for American Indian tribes. Lone Bear’s body was found in a pickup truck pulled from Lake Sakakawea nine months after she went missing. SENT: 380 words.
BISMARCK, N.D. — A New York man is fighting for the return of his truck, which was seized in North Dakota when he became involved in a protest about the Dakota Access Pipeline. Aaron Dorn was arrested during a Thanksgiving Day protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016 in Mandan and charged with felony reckless endangerment, among other offenses. He was acquitted in June but is working to get his truck back in a separate matter involving civil asset forfeiture. By Jack Dura, Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 946 words.
PARMELEE, S.D. —A site in Parmelee is the newest edition to the Boys and Girls Club’s offerings on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. A few years ago, due to financial constraints, the Parmelee site closed. In June, however, Director Glen Marshall secured financing to open this small site that operates for four hours a day, four days a week. By Christopher Vondracek, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,193 words.
FATAL CRASHES-SOUTH DAKOTA, VETERANS WHISTLEBLOWER, YANKTON COUNTY RAINS, FIRE CHIEF-CHILD PORN
DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers come into Friday night’s matchup with the Minnesota Twins as losers of their last six games. In their last meeting on June 14th, Michael Fulmer earned the win in a 3-1 victory for the Tigers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
WNBA PLAYOFF CHASE
NEW YORK — Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx are back in the postseason. The defending champions still have a long way to go to get a bye or two in the first round. The Lynx reached the playoffs for the eighth consecutive year with Thursday night’s win over Las Vegas. Seven teams have clinched playoff berths while Dallas isn’t far off from claiming that final position despite losing six consecutive games. The Wings still hold a 2 1/2 game lead over Las Vegas. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 630 words, photos.
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