Monday June 27th 2016 

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From the Dakota Radio Group

PIERRE S.D. - Fire crews from Pierre and Fort Pierre battled a five acre fire Saturday afternoon at 2pm in northern Hilgers Gulch, just south of the Mickelson Law Enforcement Training Center. Winds restarted the area later in the afternoon after the initial crews left the scene. A spark from a welding crew working on the state radio tower started the fire. The Pierre Fire Department, Pierre Rural Fire Department, Fort Pierre Fire Department and the Fort Pierre Grasslands Firefighters battled the blaze.

PIERRE, S.D. – The upcoming Fourth of July holiday is a busy time in South Dakota's state parks and recreation areas. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking state park visitors to leave fireworks at home.According to Katie Ceroll, state parks director, campgrounds are traditionally busy with campers and other visitors enjoying the parks during this time period. “Parks are a Fourth of July destination. For many guests, the trip is a family tradition. High use of the campgrounds, beaches and day-us e areas over the holiday weekend is a given,” said Ceroll. Discharging fireworks is prohibited on all lands owned or leased by GFP. The ban includes state parks, recreation areas, lakeside use areas, game production areas and nature areas. Discharging fireworks is also illegal within the boundaries of the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District, national forests and national parks in South Dakota. For more information on the South Dakota State Parks, visit www.gfp.sd.gov  or call 605.773.3391.

PIERRE, S.D. – (Press Release SD Dept of Safety)- Two levels of South Dakota Highway Patrol recruits, those who are training to be troopers and those who may be troopers some day, will become painters for one night Tuesday. The nine members of the current trooper recruiting class, along with the 24 high school students attending this week’s Youth Trooper Academy, will spend Tuesday night staining one side of the new outfield fence at Hyde Stadium, which is Pierre’s baseball park. Several other Highway Patrol instructors and youth academy mentors are also expected to participate. The idea of painting the recently-installed new outfield fence was suggested by Pierre city officials. The Pierre Post 8 baseball volunteers and city crews stained the interior side of the fence. The Highway Patrol group will work on the exterior side. Highway Patrol trooper recruits are in the middle of the 10-week training academy with graduation later this fall. The Youth Trooper Academy started Monday and concludes Friday afternoon with a graduation ceremony. The training for both groups is centered at the Mickelson Law Enforcement Training Center in north Pierre. The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

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South Dakota News Headlines

From the Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm has fined Sanford Health Plan $22,000 for not properly filing advertisements for Medicare supplement insurance. Hamm says Dakotas-based Sanford over a five-year period failed to file 14 ads with his department as required by law. He says he would have required several changes. In the ads. Sanford spokesman Darren Huber says officials "paid a small fine, fixed the issue and haven't had any problems since."

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The number of firefighters working to contain a wildfire on Crow Peak near Spearfish has grown to 135, with more personnel on the way. The lightning-caused fire has consumed 313 acres, and there is not yet any containment. Voluntary evacuation notices have been issued, with 16 structures close to the fire. The fire is on a scenic peak that includes a popular hiking trail. It's about 4 miles west of Spearfish.

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — City officials in Lead have decided to lock the gates on a fence that lines part of Main Street, and that has some business owners irked. The decorative metal fence has gates installed mid-block to allow business owners and residents direct access from the sidewalk to the street. They've been locked for safety reasons. Some business owners say that has slowed business, and that speeding vehicles on Main Street are a bigger safety concern.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Egg-laying chickens and eggs are down in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department reports layers during May totaled 2.1 million, down from 2.2 million the previous year. Egg production during the month totaled 52 million eggs, down from 57 million in 2015. Production per 100 layers was 2,471 eggs, compared to 2,602 last year


Regional News Headlines

From the Associated Press

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple says fighting a losing battle against Souris River floodwaters five years ago was "very surreal." He tells KXMC-TV that state officials were monitoring the situation as it developed but that the flood still came on fast, turning the focus to public safety. The June 2011 flood caused by heavy spring snowmelt and rains swamped thousands of homes and other structures in Minot and caused an estimated $1 million in damage in the region.

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The two people who oversaw Salvation Army efforts in Williston during the recent oil boom are moving on. Capts. Joshua and Rhegan Stansbury are being transferred to Springfield, Illinois, after five years in the oil patch hub. Joshua Stansbury says that he and his wife experienced both the boom and the recent slowdown in the oil industry. He says they'll miss Williston, but they're also excited about a new adventure.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Four University of North Dakota hockey recruits and a sophomore were selected in the recent NHL draft. Tyson Jost was taken in the first round, 10th overall, by Colorado. Jost recently was named Hockey Canada's Canadian Junior Hockey League National Player of the Year. He'll join UND in the fall. Jost is the highest-drafted UND player since Jonathan Toews (tayvs) went third overall to Chicago in 2006.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Allina Health says it's offering a new contract proposal to its union nurses who staff five hospitals in the Twin Cities area. The company has asked the Minnesota Nurses Association to come back to the bargaining table. The nurses returned to work Sunday following a seven-day strike, mainly over the rising cost of health insurance.

UNDATED (AP) — The BET Awards, or "The Prince Tribute Show," featured a number of emotional performances from Sheila E., Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson, while the night also was full of political moments tackling racial injustice, gun violence and the U.S. election.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul police say a motorcyclist has died after fleeing from an officer who tried to stop him and crashing his bike. Authorities say an officer on patrol saw the man recklessly driving the motorcycle about 2 a.m. Monday and tried to pull him over. The driver sped away and was later found dead near his crashed bike.

WATERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a black bear has been killed by a truck on a highway in northeast Iowa. The Iowa Natural Resources Department said in a news release Monday that the bear was struck Friday evening on Iowa Highway 76 near the Yellow River Forest in southeast Allamakee (al-uh-muh-KEE') County. Experts say the bears wander into Iowa from neighboring Minnesota, Wisconsin and Missouri, where there are breeding populations.

National News

From the Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is criticizing today's Supreme Court decision striking down some Texas abortion restrictions. He says the ruling will lead to "more innocent life" being lost, and that it weakens the ability of states to "safeguard the health and safety of women." But the court, by a 5-to-3 vote, sided with clinics that said the regulations were implemented to make it harder for women to get an abortion.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Benghazi panel are issuing their own report that says Hillary Clinton never personally denied any requests from diplomats for additional security. The panel's five Democrats said after a two-year investigation that the military could not have done anything differently on the night of the attacks to save the lives of four Americans killed in Libya. The Democrats say State Department's security measures in Benghazi the night of Sept. 11, 2012 were "woefully inadequate," but Clinton never personally turned down a request.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, Colo. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl is the sole survivor of a crash between a minivan and an Amtrak train that killed her parents and three sisters in southern Colorado. The Colorado State Patrol says the girl was hospitalized with serious injuries after the train headed from Chicago to Los Angeles hit the van as it drove across the tracks yesterday.

NEW YORK (AP) — Diet Pepsi made with aspartame is returning to shelves in the United States. Pepsi saw sales plummet following its reformulation of the drink last summer to remove the artificial sweetener. It now says it will offer "Diet Pepsi Classic Sweetener Blend" made with aspartame starting in September -- to appease customers who don't like the taste of the reformulated drink, made with the artificial sweetener sucralose. But the reformulated version will still be the company's primary diet soda offering.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights advocates have scored a victory in the Supreme Court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter of a century. The justices, by a 5-to-3 vote, today struck down regulations of abortion clinics by the state of Texas -- regulations that have been widely imitated elsewhere. The court ruled in favor of clinics that protested the regulations as a thinly veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion in the nation's second-most populous state. The ruling held that the regulations are medically unnecessary and unconstitutionally limit a woman's right to an abortion.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says the Supreme Court's ruling to strike down Texas' regulation of abortion clinics is "a victory for women in Texas and across America." In a signed posting to Twitter, Clinton says a "safe abortion should be a right-not just on paper, but in reality." She adds that the "fight isn't over," and that the "next president has to protect women's health."

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court has overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. It's a ruling that will make it harder to prosecute elected officials accused of bribery. The justices ruled today in favor of McDonnell, who was found guilty in 2014 of accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from a wealthy businessman in exchange for promoting a dietary supplement.

BOSTON (AP) — As she serves a two-year ban for doping, tennis star Maria Sharapova won't be sitting idle. The 29-year-old Russian says she'll be attending Harvard Business School. She posted on Facebook and Twitter a picture of her seated next to a sign for the school, and the message, "Not sure how this happened." She said she "can't wait to start the program."

International News

From the Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office has opened a manslaughter investigation into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people. Prosecutors say there is no evidence so far to link it to terrorism, and that authorities are "not at all" favoring the theory that the plane was brought down deliberately.

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron says the UK will not trigger formal EU exit talks at this stage. He says the referendum result is "not the outcome I think is best for Britain" but says the result must be respected and implemented in the "best possible way." The Conservative Party leader says there will be no immediate changes for EU citizens now living in the UK. He says an EU exit will be "far from plain sailing" for Britain's economy, but adds that UK financial institutions have "robust" plans and can withstand the uncertainty of a Brexit —a British exit from the bloc.

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian investigators say the black boxes from a passenger plane that crashed last month have arrived in Paris, where technicians will attempt to repair them. Both devices were extensively damaged when EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean on May 19, killing all 66 people on board. Egyptian investigators were unable to download information from the recorders. It remains unclear what caused the crash. The pilots made no distress call, and no group has claimed to have brought down the aircraft.

ROME (AP) — Israel and Turkey say they've reached a deal to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers. Relations between the once-close allies imploded six years ago after an Israeli naval raid killed eight Turks and a dual American citizen on board an aid ship trying to breach Israel's blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. After the raid, the countries withdrew their ambassadors, largely cut security ties and have since maintained only low-level diplomatic relations.

BEIRUT (AP) — Five people were killed and at least 15 were wounded when military officials say suicide bombers detonated their explosives vests in a northeastern Lebanese village near the border with Syria today. The state-run National News Agency says four bombers carried out the attack in a predominantly Christian village. No group has claimed responsibility.

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. and the International Committee of the Red Cross say they are delivering aid for 30,000 people in a besieged rebel-held Damascus suburb (Qudsaya.) The U.N.'s humanitarian coordination office says the convoy entered the suburb today and that the ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent are taking part in the delivery. Aid has been delivered to several besieged areas in Syria in recent weeks.

 


 

Business News

From the Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street this morning following big losses in Europe as investors continue to grapple with the fallout of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. The British pound continued to fall today as traders expected the British economy would take a hit. At 10:08 a.m. Eastern Time, the Dow was down 245 points, at 17,156. The S&P 500 was down 31 points to 2,006. And the Nasdaq was down 82 points, at 4,626.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says that the decision of British voters to leave the European Union is "an additional headwind" for the U.S. and global economies but he says "there is no sense of a financial crisis developing." In a CNBC interview this morning, Lew said it would be important for economic policymakers to signal that they are prepared to use the tools they have to promote economic growth and "not overreact to a volatile day here and there."

BERLIN (AP) —German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she understands that Britain may need "a certain amount of time to analyze things" regarding its departure from the European Union but she says a "long-term suspension" of the question wouldn't be in either side's economic interest. British Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated he plans to leave the start of negotiations to exit the EU up to his successor. Cameron announced last week that he'll be resigning before October.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to Obama administration regulations that extend minimum wage and overtime pay rights to nearly 2 million home health care workers. The justices today turned away an appeal from several home care industry groups that said the Labor Department overstepped its authority when it approved the new rules in 2013. The rules apply to workers hired through third-party staffing.


 


   

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Minnesota 7 N-Y Yankees 1

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Local and Regional Sports

From Dakota Radio Group Sports Director Rod Fisher

Dakota Radio Group Sports Play by Play this week

KGFX 1060/107.1

Tuesday Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox 6:30 pm

Wednesday Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox 6:30 pm

Friday Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins 6:30 pm

Saturday Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins 12:30 pm

Sunday Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins 12 Noon

IN SPORTS TODAY:

NEW YORK (AP) - Tyler Duffey set down the first 17 Yankees batters and wound up pitching two-hit ball for eight innings while the Minnesota Twins backed him with six home runs to beat New York 7-1 Sunday. Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe and Max Kepler hit consecutive homers in the sixth inning to help Minnesota end a three-game skid. Danny Santana, Eduardo Nunez and Juan Centeno also connected. Duffey (3-6) pitched perfect ball until Aaron Hicks lined a clean double into the right-field corner with two outs in the sixth. Walking back to the dugout after the inning ended, Duffey passed Hicks and tapped his former Twins teammate with his glove. Facing all the Yankees batters for the first time, Duffey struck out eight, walked none and stopped a team that had won three in a row. The 25-year-old righty began the day with a 6.18 ERA, was 0-3 in his last five starts and had been hit hard in seven straight outings.

PIERRE, S.D. - The Pierre Post 8 American Legion Baseball team, coming off a well deserved 3 day break, is back in action later today at Kelley Field in Pierre when they host Mitchell in a doubleheader. Pierre takes a 19-5 record into the double dip that includes two wins over Mitchell just over a week ago in Mitchell. The first game is scheduled for 3:30 pm at Kelley Field. After today, Post 8 heads to Fargo, North Dakota for a tournament that begins Thursday and wraps up Saturday. Pierre will play Minot and Aberdeen on Thursday at Jack Williams Stadium. Friday Pierre will matchup against Tri-City and Hopkins, Minnesota and then wrap up tournament play on Saturday against Fargo Post 2.

RENNER, S.D. - The Pierre Post 8 American Legion Junior Varsity baseball team went 2 and 1 over the weekend at a tournament hosted by Renner. On Saturday, the Post 8 JV's downed Hanover, Minnesota 13-5 and then they posted a 3-1 win over the host Renner squad. On Sunday, the Post 8 JV's bats went silent as they where shutout 1-0 by Brandon Valley. JR Mayer was the tough luck loser for Pierre allowing just 5 hits and striking out 7. The Post 8 JV's record is now 10-9 on the season as they are scheduled to host Rapid City Post 22 tomorrow at Kelley Field.

PIERRE, S.D. - The Pierre Royals amateur baseball team had some offense on Sunday but not enough as the Miller Outlaws downed the Royals 10-7 in Pony Hills League action in Miller. The loss dropped the Royals record to 2 and 10 on the season as they host Plankinton, one of the two teams they have beaten this season, for the second time in league play Friday.

VERMILLION, S.D. - Kevin Tucker and Brad Brunner faced off in a playoff hole in the final day of the Bluffs South Dakota Open to decide the winner. Brunner won the hole to win the first tournament of the Dakota’s Tour in Vermillion. Brunner finished the final round with a score of 60 and shot -3 on the day.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Emma Meesseman scored 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting, Tayler Hill added 17 points, five assists and four steals and the Washington Mystics never trailed in an 87-63 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. Tianna Hawkins had 11 points, including three 3-pointers, for Washington (8-8). The Mystics have won four of their last five games. Meesseman scored 16 points on 7-of-7 shooting, while the Mystics shot 62 percent (13 of 21) from the field - including six 3-pointers - to take a 33-13 at the end of the first - Washington's high-scoring quarter this season. Minnesota (13-2), No. 1 in the AP WNBA power poll, has lost two in a row after opening the season with WNBA-record 13 consecutive wins. It was the lowest scoring output of the season for the defending champion Lynx. The fifth-ranked Mystics made a season-high 11 3s and had nine steals. Renee Montgomery had 15 points, and Sylvia Fowles added 13 for Minnesota. Maya Moore finished with a season-low five points, on 2-of-9 shooting, and committed five turnovers.

FT. PIERRE, S.D. - There will be a fundraising 3 on 3 basketball tournament for Sierra Moeller on July 16th in Ft. Pierre at the Stanley County Elementary Gym. Moeller, who is the Avera certified athletic trainer for Stanley County High School and a 2006 graduate and first team all state basketball player for the Pierre Lady Governors, has been diagnosed with breast cancer and Stanley County Head Girls Basketball Coach Lex Heathershaw is putting together the tournament to help raise funds in Moellers fight with the disease. There is a $40 fee per team with divisions for 6th through 8th, 9th through 12th and adult teams. It is a double elimination tournament and concessions will be available at the gym. To register for the fundraising tournament or to get more information, contact organizer and Stanley County head girls basketball coach Lex Heathershaw at 605-441-1946 or email at lex.heathershaw@k12.sd.us.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Mike Mudder, of Tyndall, was named the South Dakota High School Coaches Association 2016 official of the year for the winter season. The SDHSCA announced its winners for the winter and spring seasons on Thursday. Pierre Governor head wrestling coach Shawn Lewis was named Wrestling Coach of the Year after guiding the Governors to their second straight Class A State Wrestling title and the 4th in the past 5 years. Lewis and Mudder will receive their awards on July 12th in Mitchell.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The Yellow Cloud electric guitar that Prince played in numerous concerts has been sold for more than $137,000 at an auction. The owner of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, Jim Irsay, purchased the guitar that Prince used at gigs until the mid-1990s. Mr. Irsay, who collects musical instruments, paid 137,500 dollars for the guitar at an auction Saturday. Heritage Auctions, which conducted the auction in Beverley Hills, California says the solid body guitar was a favorite of the late musician from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. Prince died on April 21st at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota of an accidental overdose of fentanyl.

PIERRE, S.D. - The Pierre Running Club is holding it's third annual Ft. Pierre 4 on the 4th Fun Run during Ft. .Pierre's 4th of July celebration on Monday, July 4th. Registration will be from 7 to 8 am at the Ft. Pierre Senior Citizens Center on Main Street. The Fun Run begins at 8:30 am and consists of a 4 mile course starting and ending in downtown Ft. Pierre. Registration fee is $25 and participants will receive a T-Shirt and awards and prizes handed out following the race. And for those 21 and older, there will be free beer available at the Silver Spur Bar. In addition, the official starter of the race is Ft. Pierre Mayor Gloria Hansen. For more information on the Ft. Pierre's 4 on the 4th Fun Run, contact Randy Seiler at 222-8877 or email at seilerrandy@gmail.com .

 

National Sports Headlines

From the Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The family of former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt says that the 64-year-old's health is faltering as she battles Alzheimer's disease. Her family issued a statement asking for prayers and saying that she is surrounded by the people who mean the most to her. Summitt stepped down as Tennessee's coach in 2012, one year after announcing her diagnosis of early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type.

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Tony Stewart ended an 84-race losing streak by holding off Denny Hamlin over the final lap of yesterday's Sprint Cup event at Sonoma Raceway. The 45-year-old Stewart took the lead on fuel strategy during a caution with 24 laps to go and held on after another yellow flag stalled the race. The final restart came with 14 laps remaining before he fought off a trio of Toyota drivers for his third career victory at Sonoma.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) - Pole-sitter Will Power picked up his second win of the IndyCar season by taking the checkered flag at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Tony Kanaan was second in the first race held at the Wisconsin road course since 2007.

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Billy Hurley III has picked up his first PGA Tour victory by capturing the Quicken Loans National at Congressional near Washington, D.C. Hurley entered the tournament as the 607th-ranked player before posting a three-shot win over Vijay Singh. The 34-year-old Hurley closed with a 2-under 69 for a 17 under total in his hometown tournament.

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - Top-ranked Lydia Ko is the winner of the LPGA's Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship. Ko followed Saturday's 62 with a 3-under 68 to end up 17 under, three shots ahead of Morgan Pressel and Candie Kung. It's the third win of the year for the 19-year-old New Zealander, who has 13 career LPGA Tour victories.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Kirk Triplett rallied to win the inaugural American Family Insurance Championship for his fifth PGA Tour Champions title. Triplett birdied four straight holes on the back nine in a 7-under 65 that left him 17 under at University Ridge in Wisconsin, two strokes ahead of Bart Bryant and Mike Goodes.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Washington Nationals have placed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with an upper back strain. The move is retroactive to June 16. Strasburg opened the season 10-0 before missing his last two starts because of the back problems.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Chile has won the Copa America by defeating Argentina 4-2 on penalty kicks following a scoreless tie at the Meadowlands. Francisco Silva converted Chile's final shot to give La Roja their second straight Copa America title.

 

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