AP-South Dakota stories for August 11 and August 13. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 605-332-3111.
For use Saturday, August 11, and thereafter.
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.
For use Monday, August 13, and thereafter.
MITCHELL, S.D. —South Dakota amateur baseball is dotted with other unique nicknames across the state. Among them is Platte’s team, which recently ditched its green and yellow uniforms for bright red ones in the late 1980s. Players received new uniforms at practice and as the players were rummaging through their new gear, the Platte Killer Tomatoes were born. The name comes from the 1978 film “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!” By Ryan Deal, The Daily Republic. SENT IN ADVANCE: 828 words.
RAPID CITY, S.D. —Federal regulators abandoned a proposed survey of Native American cultural resources at a planned uranium mine site in the southwest part South Dakota, just days before a judge decided the survey is required by federal law. The contradictory actions could further complicate and prolong a regulatory review process that is already nearly a decade old. By Seth Tupper, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,013 words.