Friday May 19th 2017

Local Headlines

From the Dakota Radio Group

PIERRE/FORT PIERRE SD - This Sunday May 21st graduation will take place for the Stanley County Seniors at 12pm in the Parkview gym at Fort Pierre and TF Riggs will hold their graduation 2pm - 3pm at the Riggs High School gym in Pierre. Sully Buttes graduation ceremony will be at the high school gym May 20th Saturday at 3 p.m. in Onida

Today is the last day of school for TF Riggs Students with May 23rd Tuesday being the last day for Elementary and Middle School students. Stanley County students will have their last day Wednesday May 24th with dismissal at 1pm. Sully Buttes students will dismiss at 11:30am today May 19th for their final day.

Congratulations to all graduates this weekend as you celebration and travel, we remind all to make good decisions, drive safe and buckle up.


ONIDA, S.D. (AP) – Elected officials in a South Dakota county are at odds after the local sheriff was told he couldn’t use a drug-sniffing dog because the resulting arrests would prove too costly.
The highly trained dog, named Reggie, has created a stir in Sully County, a sprawling but sparsely populated area in central South Dakota.
Sheriff Bill Stahl wants to welcome the black Labrador retriever to his two-deputy team, but county commissioners voted in February to block him. Commissioners more recently denied requests to amend the county’s insurance policy to cover the canine.
Commissioner Bill Floyd says a drug dog would likely apprehend more people passing through the county as opposed to local drug dealers and prosecution would be expensive.


PIERRE, S.D. (SD DOT) – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work will begin on Monday, May 22, to install a new weigh-in-motion detection system at the junction of highways 83 and 14, also known as the “Blunt Junction” northeast of Pierre.

Concrete panels will be removed and replaced on the west leg of the junction and concrete grinding will occur on the north and east legs of the intersection to obtain smooth concrete and place sensors. Underground wiring and conduit will be placed in the ditches to support the signs and sensors along with new lighting installed at the junction.

During construction traffic will be directed through the work zones by flaggers. Portable traffic signals will also be used when alternating, one-lane traffic will be experienced for extended periods of time.

Pending weather conditions, signals will be activated on May 22, on the west leg (Highway 14). Motorists will experience minor delays during these times.

Motorists are asked to slow down through the work zones, be prepared for suddenly slowing, merging and stopped traffic and be aware of construction workers and equipment adjacent to the driving lanes.

The completion date for the project is Oct. 6, 2017.

The contractor on this $2.3 million project is Muth Electric, Inc. of Mitchell.

For complete road construction information, visit www.safetravelusa.com  or dial 511.


PIERRE, S.D. – (Attorney General's Office) Attorney General Marty Jackley, Sanford Health, South Dakota Sheriff’s Association, South Dakota Police Chiefs’ Association and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety announce the rollout of Project Stand Up- a statewide anonymous texting program that allows citizens to standup to drug crimes in their communities.

“As our nation faces a growing drug epidemic, it is important that South Dakotans use innovation and technology to better protect our communities. Anonymous texting allows citizens to be proactive and take part in keeping their communities safe. Please join me, law enforcement, healthcare providers and our communities to Stand Up to illegal drug use,” said Jackley.

“Sanford Health is proud to join with SD law enforcement on this important program to help keep our SD communities safe,” Mike Begeman, Sanford Health.

Project Stand Up is a coordinated effort amongst law enforcement officials and healthcare providers statewide to standup to illegal drug use in South Dakota. Texting a tip is simple- just text ‘drugs’ to 82257. The tipster will be asked a series of questions for additional information. The level of involvement lies with the citizen, while always remaining anonymous. An educational component will be added in the fall to address the legal consequences of drug use.


PIERRE, S.D.—(Cultural Heritage Center) “Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder” is now available from the South Dakota State Historical Society.

Edited by Nancy Tystad Koupal, the book gives fresh insight into Wilder’s success as the author of the Little House series. Featuring 10 contributors from across North America, the book is the latest from the Pioneer Girl Project, which is a research and publishing program of the South Dakota State Historical Society.

Authors William Anderson, Caroline Fraser, Michael Patrick Hearn, Elizabeth Jameson, Sallie Ketcham, Amy Mattson Lauters, John E. Miller, Paula Nelson and Ann Romines cover a variety of topics, ranging from Wilder’s collaboration with her daughter Rose Wilder Lane to her influence on our perception of the frontier and her lasting place in children’s literature. Tystad Koupal also includes an interview with Little House Heritage Trust representative Noel Silverman, as well as Wilder’s own speech about her work given at a book fair in Detroit in 1937.

“Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder” is available for $29.95. It can be purchased through booksellers nationwide and online or through the South Dakota Historical Society Press at www.sdhspress.com  or by calling (605) 773-6009. Find more information about “Pioneer Girl Perspectives” at www.pioneergirlproject.org .


FORT PIERRE SD – (Stanley County School) The Elementary School has named the May Little Buff Awards. Thank you to Schilling Construction for the community sponsorship. They greatly appreciate community support of this program. Little Buff awards are selected based on character.



(Courtesy Photo Stanley County Schools) Pictured back row, l-r: Jaycie Foley grade 5, Morgan Hoffman grade 4, Justin Trebbe grade 3, Brady Peterson grade 4, Valdyn Wessels grade 3, and Ryland Magee grade 1. Front Row L-R: Jeffrey Baker grade 2, John Krieger grade 1, Barron Kafka kindergarten, Owen Mitchell kindergarten, Lily Kelly junior kindergarten.


FORT PIERRE SD –(Stanley County School) The Stanley County School Student Council sponsored a collection drive for Paws Animal Rescue. Grades 4 and 5 challenged each other to bring in the most donations. Ms. Beeghly’s class won by the barest of margins. The total weight of the supplies gathered was about 250 pounds. Students were treated to an informational session on the work done by the shelter, and a visit with one of the dogs awaiting adoption.



(Photo Courtesy Stanley County School) Pictured are: back row, l-r: Emily Hanson, Camryn Norman, Anthony Henrickson, Dylan Blumer, and Ms. Beeghly; middle row, l-r: Wyatt Briggs, Alex Jones, Calvin Grandon, Brianna Merriman, Isabella Talamantez, and Kaysen Magee; front row, l-r: Hayden Roggow, Brady Peterson, Graiden Siedschlaw, Angel Chavez, Sherilynn Wise Spirit, Nicole Johnson and Skylie Edington.


UNDATED (AP) - U.S. forecasters are predicting another warmer than normal summer for most of the country along with wetter weather in a swath of states stretching from Texas to Montana.

The National Weather Service's summer outlook issued Thursday predicts greater chances for hot weather in Alaska and pretty much everywhere else. The exceptions are Montana, Wyoming, the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and parts of Missouri and Colorado.

Forecaster Stephen Baxter said it may not be as hot as recent summers because rain-soaked soil from a wet spring may keep the heat down. Baxter forecasts a wetter than normal summer for Alaska and parts of the already soggy Great Plains.

Meteorologists also said last month was the second warmest April on record globally.


PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld law enforcement's authority to perform a warrantless search following a citizen's arrest.

The ruling involves a 2015 case in which a person was accused of shoplifting and was detained at a retail store by on-site security until police arrived.

The police officer who responded searched the woman's purse without a warrant and found a glass pipe which tested positive for methamphetamine. The woman challenged the authority of the police officer to conduct a search of her purse following a citizen's arrest.

The court held that the woman was validly placed under citizen's arrest by the retail store security officer. And, that because a citizen's arrest was made, law enforcement had the authority to search without a warrant.


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South Dakota News Headlines

From the Associated Press

 ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will visit South Dakota to discuss his department's initiatives for bringing veterans into agriculture. Perdue will be joined at Ellsworth Air Force Base on Friday by U.S. Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem. They'll hold a listening session with veterans, transitioning service members and their families to discuss entrepreneurship, employment and educational opportunities in agriculture.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The Rapid City Police Department is set to participate in saturation patrols during the nationwide "Click it or Ticket" campaign. The campaign runs Monday until June 4. The department plans to add officers during its standard shifts to help with traffic enforcement and address seatbelt and child restraint violations. Officers will also be looking for speed violations and impaired drivers. Rapid City police made 973 DUI arrests in 2016.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A former deputy U.S. marshal in North Dakota has been sentenced to seven years in prison on a child pornography charge. Thirty-year-old Michael Rivera, of Bismarck, pleaded guilty in January to receipt of images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. attorney's office from South Dakota after North Dakota prosecutors opted to stay out of it.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - American Indian tribes still fighting the Dakota Access pipeline in court have dropped an appeal of a federal judge's decision that allowed final construction to proceed. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in early March refused to stop completion of the pipeline based on the claims of Sioux tribes that it threatens water they consider sacred. The pipeline is now filled with oil and ready to begin commercial operations in two weeks.


Regional News Headlines

From the Associated Press

 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The City of Bismarck says there won't be a recall election for Mayor Mike Seminary. City Administrator Keith Hunke announced Thursday that organizers did not collect enough valid petition signatures to merit the recall. The recall drive came after critics accused the mayor of welcoming Dakota Access pipeline protesters to Bismarck. Mayor Seminary welcomed the news, saying he appreciates all the hard work that city staff put into checking signatures.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A former deputy U.S. marshal in North Dakota has been sentenced to seven years in prison on a child pornography charge. Thirty-year-old Michael Rivera, of Bismarck, pleaded guilty in January to receipt of images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. attorney's office from South Dakota after North Dakota prosecutors opted to stay out of it.

STANLEY, N.D. (AP) - A Stanley woman has been sentenced for taking prescription pills from the nursing home where she worked as a nurse. Fifty-two-year-old Karen Evans was accused of taking the narcotics from the Mountrail Bethel Home last summer. She pleaded guilty recently to two felony drug counts, and was given three years of probation and ordered to pay more than $1,500 in fines and fees

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - About 100 employees from cabinet-level agencies in North Dakota state government have expressed interest in taking voluntary buyouts. It's a tiny slice of the 3,600 employees who were offered buyouts as part of Republican Gov. Doug Burgum's plan to help address the state's struggling finances. Employees have until Monday to apply.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - The National Weather Service says storms that swept through southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin Wednesday evening included three weak tornadoes but caused no injuries. The weather service office in La Crosse says two EF0 tornadoes with winds of 65 mph touched down in Plainview and Elgin in Wabasha County of Minnesota, while an EF1 tornado with winds of 95 mph damaged trees and farm buildings in the Town of Gale.

 

National News

From the Associated Press

 WASHINGTON (AP) - If President Donald Trump were hoping to head out on his first big foreign trip with the turmoil calmed at home, it's going to be a disappointed Air Force One departure on Friday. Combative and complaining, he fell short Thursday in trying to resolve investigations into his campaign and his first four months and is leaving with a plaintive declaration that he's the most hounded president in history.

WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Donald Trump heads off on his first foreign trip, a worldwide effort is under way to accommodate America's homebody president. The stakes are increasingly high given the ballooning controversy involving his campaign's possible ties to Russia. After departing Friday on a 14-hour overnight flight on Air Force One, Trump will hopscotch from Saudi Arabia to Israel to the Vatican, then head to two summits.

NEW YORK (AP) - Law enforcement officials say a man accused of steering his car onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the U.S. and mowing down pedestrians for three blocks told police he was "hearing voices." Police say 26-year-old Richard Rojas struck 23 people in New York City's Times Square Thursday, killing a Michigan teenager, before his car was stopped by a row of steel security barriers. It was not immediately clear when Rojas would get a lawyer or be arraigned.

SEATTLE (AP) - Grief-stricken Chris Cornell fans left flowers at memorials across Seattle for the musician whose forceful, somber songs helped cement the city's place in rock history. One of the locations people gathered was the Sound Garden art sculpture at a Seattle park, for which Cornell's band Soundgarden was named. Cornell was born and raised in the city and was part of a close-knit group of artists who formed the foundation of what would become the grunge scene that exploded in the early 1990s.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - If you can't get enough cat videos online, the third New Orleans Cat Art and Film Festival will be held Saturday at Delgado City Park Student Life Center. The Louisiana SPCA says it includes sales of feline art and jewelry, a cat art contest and a film of last year's best cat videos. The videos are judged and compiled by Will Borden, creator of Henri le Chat Noir.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Democratic attorneys general in more than a dozen states announced they would attempt to intervene in a federal lawsuit that threatens to undercut funding for the Affordable Care Act. The legal move is intended to give the states a foothold in the case that could disrupt the lives of millions of Americans. The lawsuit was filed by House Republicans against the Obama administration and challenged the constitutionality of aid payments estimated at $7 billion this year.

International News

From the Associated Press

  TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's presidential election is being viewed as a referendum on incumbent President Hassan Rouhani's moderate policies. Iranians are voting in the first presidential election since the country's nuclear deal with world powers. Rouhani is facing a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West. Economic issues also are on voters' minds.

LONDON (AP) - Julian Assange's lawyer is asking French President Emmanuel Macron to intervene in support of the WikiLeaks founder. Juan Branco told The Associated Press in Paris that he wants Macron to help Assange leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Branco says: "We need a political intervention to make this situation end. He is the only political prisoner in Western Europe."

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Rights advocates say Saudi Arabia's guardianship laws are the factor that most powerfully enshrines inequality for women. The country's ban on women driving is what often grabs the most attention, but also under Saudi law, a male relative's permission is needed for a woman to get a passport, to travel abroad or to marry. And it's also often demanded when a woman tries to rent an apartment, buy a car or even undergo a medical procedure.

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazilian President Michel Temer is vowing to remain in power despite a new corruption allegation, but Latin America's largest nation could very well be rudderless as long as he stays at the head of what one analyst calls a "walking dead administration." Stocks prices and Brazil's currency have pummeled, two small allied parties have pulled their support for his agenda in Congress and one Cabinet minister has resigned amid talk that more may follow.

PRAGUE (AP) - Czech President Milos Zeman says he is ready to accept a proposal for a new finance minister, a step that will end the country's political crisis. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has asked Zeman to appoint Ivan Pilny, the former head of Microsoft's operations in the Czech Republic. That followed Sobotka's request for Zeman to fire the current finance minister, Andrej Babis, one of the richest men in the country, over unexplained business dealings. Babis denied wrongdoing and initially said he wouldn't resign. Zeman refused to fire him, saying he considered Babis a successful minister. But in an effort to solve the crisis, Babis himself proposed Pilny, from his centrist ANO movement, as a replacement. Sobotka agreed and the presidential office said Friday that Zeman is expected to appoint Pilny next week.

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The World Health Organization says Congo now faces 29 suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus. WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier on Friday said the number includes two laboratory-confirmed deaths. Officials announced the outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever a week ago in a remote area of northern Congo. Lindmeier says Congo authorities and its health partners are monitoring another 416 people who could have come into contact with the suspected cases. The Ebola outbreak is the eighth in Congo since 1976.


 

Business News

From the Associated Press

 TOKYO (AP) - Global shares meandered Friday, but were mostly higher, following a recovery on Wall Street, though investor optimism was tempered by U.S. political uncertainties and a crisis brewing in Brazil. Futures point toward an upward Wall Street opening today. Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose to just below $50 a barrel. The dollar strengthened against the yen and the euro.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Making good on a campaign promise, the Trump administration has formally told Congress that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer sent a letter to congressional leaders Thursday, starting 90 days of consultations with lawmakers over how to revamp the pact. Talks with Canada and Mexico can begin after that.

TOKYO (AP) - Japan is backing a push for pollution-free vehicles that run on hydrogen and planning to build more hydrogen fueling stations so that fuel-cell vehicles on roads will grow to 40,000 by 2020, from the current handful. The collaboration on fuel cells, announced today brings together 11 companies, including automakers Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. energy and gas companies and a bank. Fuel cell vehicles are zero-emission, running on power produced when hydrogen combines with oxygen in the air to create water.

BEIJING (AP) - Commercial development of the globe's huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as "combustible ice" has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines. But experts say large-scale production remains many years away - and if not done properly could flood the atmosphere with climate-changing greenhouse gases. Combustible ice is a frozen mixture of water and concentrated natural gas technically known as methane hydrate.

UNDATED (AP) - Spirit Airlines says canceled flights have dropped sharply since a judge intervened in a dispute with the pilots' union over an alleged work slowdown. Spirit canceled 300 flights the first week of May and blamed pilots, who it said refused overtime flying to pressure the airline in contract negotiations. The Air Line Pilots Association says its members helped stabilize the airline's operation. On May 9, a federal judge ordered the union not to interfere with Spirit's business.

   

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MDN Scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE

Colorado 5 Minnesota 1

Texas 8 Philadelphia 4

Toronto 9 Atlanta 0

Minnesota 2 Colorado 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit 6 Baltimore 5

Kansas City 5 N-Y Yankees 1

Oakland 8 Boston 3

Seattle 5 Chi White Sox 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Pittsburgh 10 Washington 4

Chi Cubs 9 Cincinnati 5

Milwaukee 4 San Diego 2

L.A. Dodgers 7 Miami 2

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Anaheim 3 Nashville 2 OT (Series Tied 1-1)

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Minnesota 90 N-Y Liberty 71

SOUTH DAKOTA SCOREBOARD

American Association Baseball
Sioux City Explorers 2 Sioux Falls Canaries 1

College Baseball
SDSU 5 Omaha 3

NCAA Women's Golf
DII Championship
Team (Round 2) Total
1 Dallas Baptist (311) 610
2 Barry (307) 616
3 Indianapolis (309) 619
7 Augustana (323) 641

High School Girls Golf
Bill Scholten Invitational
1 O'Gorman 329
2 Aberdeen Central 344
3 Roosevelt 351
4 Yankton 354
5 Harrisburg 359 7. Pierre 370

High School Boys Tennis State Tournament Day 1 1. Sioux Falls Lincoln 390 2. Sioiux Falls Washington 362 3. Rapid City Stevens 358 4. Sioux Falls O'Gorman 304 5. Mitchell 292 10. Pierre 180


High School Girls Track & Field
Region 1A
1 Aberdeen Roncalli 216
2 Milbank Area 127
3 Webster Area 126

Region 2A
1 Sioux Valley 141
2 Hamlin 127
3 Redfield/Doland 118

Region 3A
1 Madison 187
2 Sioux Falls Christian 143
3 Dell Rapids 131

Region 4A
1 Canton 160
2 Beresford 108
2 Vermillion 108

Region 2B
1 Ipswich 172
2 Potter County 138
3 Eureka/Bowdle 79

Region 5B
1 Viborg-Hurley 117
2 Parker 114
3 Freeman 108

High School Boys Track & Field
Region 1A
1 Milbank Area 167.5
2 Aberdeen Roncalli 164
3 Groton Area 139

Region 2A
1 Sioux Valley 132
2 Great Plains Lutheran 109.5
3 Hamlin 102

Region 3A
1 Sioux Falls Christian 213
2 Dell Rapids 151
3 Madison 127

Region 4A
1 Lennox 156
2 Canton 123
3 Beresford 110

Region 2B
1 Ipswich 135
2 Herreid/Selby Area 118
3 Potter County 109

Region 5B
1 Viborg-Hurley 194
2 Irene-Wakonda 105
3 Freeman 91
3 Gayville-Volin 91


 

Local and Regional Sports

From Dakota Radio Group Sports Director Rod Fisher

Dakota Radio Group Sports Play by Play this week

KGFX

Friday Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 6:30 pm

Saturday Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 12:30 pm

Sunday Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 12:00 pm

Monday Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles 6:05 pm

Tuesday Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles 6:05 pm

Wednesday Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles 11:35 am


IN SPORTS TODAY:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jose Berrios allowed two hits and struck out 11 over 7 2/3 innings as the Minnesota Twins beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Thursday night, salvaging a split of an interleague doubleheader between the first-place teams in the AL Central and NL West. The Twins scored just three runs in the doubleheader, but Berrios (2-0) made his scant support in the nightcap hold up with the best outing of his young career. In Game 1, Nolan Arenado homered and Mark Reynolds drove in two runs to lead the Rockies to a 5-1 victory as Ervin Santana lost for the second time this season.

PIERRE, S.D. - The Pierre Spring High School Baseball team will host the Region 4 High School baseball tournament tomorrow (Saturday) at Hyde Stadium. Pierre, who has won the Region tournament title for the last 3 years, will open up tournament play at 11 am when they face Rapid City Central. Rapid City Central earned a spot in the tournament defeating Douglas on Wednesday night. The other first round game will pit Rapid City Stevens against Sturgis at 1 pm. The two winners will meet for the championship game and berth in the State Class A Final Four tournament in Sioux Falls next week at 3 pm. Pierre has beaten all 3 teams twice this spring and are the heavy favorites to make a return trip to the State Semifinals to be played at Sioux Falls Stadium a week from Saturday.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Pierre Governor Tennis team sits in 10th place after day 1 of the State High School Tennis Tournament in Sioux Falls. The Governors scored 181 points but have no singles left unbeaten and only one doubles team still unbeaten after the first day. Sioux Falls Lincoln has 390 to take the first day lead. Sioux Falls Washington is second at 362 and Rapid City Stevens is third 358. Number 1 singles player Kaden Hight was seeded third going into the tournament but lost his second match of the day to Elliot Hartwig of Sioux Falls Washington 3-6, 6-1, 12-10 and will now play in the consolation semi finals on Friday. The only unbeaten doubles team is the number 1 doubles team of Hight and Francesco Zago who won their first match of the day and were suspended due to darkness at match point against the Sioux Falls Washington doubles squad. That match will be picked up today. The second day of the tournament promises to see rain in the Sioux Falls area throughout the day and officials are planning to move the matches inside if need be.

PIERRE, S.D. - The Pierre Tennis Association (PTA) is hosting a 2 day tennis camp with Mike Minor from the Tennis Center of the Black Hills. The camp is for all youth of any skill level on May 23rd and 24th.. The High school level is from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days and the
Middle School camp is from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. The camp will be held at the Griffin Park Tennis Courts and participants can register for the camp through the Pierre City Recreation Department. Cost of the camp is $25 per athlete. All skill levels are encouraged to attend and participants will need to provide their own racket. For more information, contact June Larson at 280-4923 or Alison Jares at 280-5806.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns just missed out in the All-NBA voting that was released on Thursday. Towns finished with 50 points in the voting by a select panel of media on the three teams. That was just four points fewer than third-team center DeAndre Jordan. Towns received the highest point total of any player not to make a team. Towns averaged 25.1 points and 12.3 rebounds while shooting 54 percent from the field for the Wolves in his second season. But Minnesota won just 31 games, only two more than they did during Towns' rookie season, which no doubt played into his being passed over by other players. Towns also did not play as well on defense as the three All-NBA centers - Anthony Davis, Rudy Gobert and Jordan.

NEW YORK (AP) - Maya Moore scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half to lead a balanced Minnesota offense and help the Lynx beat the New York Liberty 90-71 on Thursday night. All five of the Lynx starters were in double figures, with Lindsay Whalen and Sylvia Fowles each adding 12 points. New York (1-1) led 45-43 before Minnesota scored 17 of the next 19 points to go up 60-47 midway through the third quarter. Whalen had the final six points during the game-changing burst. The Lynx (2-0) were up 14 early in the fourth quarter before Brittany Boyd sparked a Liberty run. New York's point guard scored four straight to start a 7-0 run. Rebecca Allen capped it with a 3-pointer to make it 74-67, but that's as close as New York could get. Boyd twisted her left ankle midway through the final period, leaving the court and heading to the locker room. She finished with 16 points. Sugar Rodgers led the Liberty with 20.

FINDLAY, Ohio – Augustana University women's golf shot a 35-over-par 323 on Thursday and is in a tie for seventh out of 12 teams at 65-over-par 641 (318-323) through two rounds of play at the NCAA Division II National Championship. The 2017 women's golf championship is being played at the Findlay Country Club in Ohio. Dallas Baptist maintained its lead in the 72-hole championship shooting a 23-over-par 311 to bring its total to 34-over-par 610 (299-311). Dallas Baptist holds a six stroke lead over second-place Barry University (40-over-par 616). Ann Parmerter of Dallas Baptist is the individual leader after 36 holes shooting 2-over-par 146 after firing 1-over-par 73 in each of the first two rounds. Emily Israelson led the Vikings on Thursday taking two strokes off of her first round score firing a 4-over-par 76 to move into the top-10 individually after two rounds of play. Israelson is tied for 10th with six other players at 10-over-par 154 (78-76). Round 3 of the NCAA Division II National tournament is today.

BROOKINGS, S.D. - The Pierre Lady Governor golf team fired a 370 team score and finished 7th in the 12 team Brookings Invitational Girls Golf Tournament Thursday in Brookings. Sioux Falls O'Gorman shot a 329 to edge out runnerup Abedeen Central by 15 strokes. Sioux Falls O'Gorman's Sophia Salter won the indvidual medalist honors beating out teammate Emily Olson in a scorecard playoff. Both girls finished regulation with a 79. Shelby Guthrie had an 85 to place for the Lady Govs as she tied for 8uth with 3 other golfers. Annabelle Simpson had an 88 for the Lady Governors while Hallie Gronlund came in with a 96 and Rilee Rowse had a 101. A total of 64 golfers were in the tournament field. Pierre had only 4 girls playing on Thursday. The Lady Governors will travel to Watertown to compete in the Watertown Invitational on Monday.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Sanford Pentagon will host South Dakota State and Missouri State in non-conference, regular-season men's college basketball game Dec. 2. South Dakota State has a 2-3 record at the Pentagon. This will be Missouri State's first trip to the venue. The Bears are coming off a 17-16 record in 2016-17, losing in the semi-finals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament to eventual champion, Wichita State. The Jackrabbits won the 2017 Summit League Tournament, advancing to the NCAA Tournament before falling to #1 seed, Gonzaga. Since opening in 2013, the Pentagon has hosted 15 NCAA Division 1 men's college basketball games. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 1.

BURNSVILLE, Minn. - Augustana earned the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) All-Sports Award for the third straight season, and the fifth time in the past seven years, as the Vikings amassed 180 points to finish two points ahead of second place Minnesota State University, Mankato. Augustana has now earned the all-sports award in 2010-11, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 as it joins Minnesota State, Winona State and Minnesota Duluth as the only other institutions to earn the award in its 18-year history. The Vikings will be presented their award on Tuesday, July 11 at the NSIC Hall of Fame Banquet in Burnsville, Minnesota. Sioux Falls finished 7th and Northern State 8th in the All Sport standings in the 16 team NSIC.

HURON, S.D. - The Pierre Governor and Lady Governor track and field teams wrapped up the regular season competing at the Mark Wendeglass Invitational Track and Field meet in Huron. It was the last chance for athletes to qualify for next week's State High School Track and Field meet. The Lady Governors had some good performances led by MaKenzie Rath who won the Discus with a toss of 117-11. She also was third in the Shot Put. Emily Mikkelsen and Sophia Stueven finished 3rd and 4th in the 400 meter dash. Hannah Schafer was 4th in the 800 meters and 5th in the 1600 meters. Addy Eisenbeisz led a Lady Governor High Jump effort that finished 3rd through 6th. Sophia Bullard was second in the Pole Vault with a school record tying 10-03 vault. The Lady Govs had 90 points to finish 4th in the 6 team meet. Brookings won the Girls team title with a 144.60.

The Governor boys got a 4th place finish from Frank Becker on the track in the 400 meters. Caleb Lusk was second in the 800 meter run Vincente Ramirez was third in the 100 meters. Nate Zimmerman had a couple of second place finishes in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles and the Governors 4x400 meter relay tam had a 4th place finish. Thomas Pietz finished 3rd in the Pole Vault while Warrant Gerreau was 4th in the Triple Jump and 5th in the Long Jump. Jack Maher and Levi Stoltenberg were 4th and 5th in the Shot Put and Stoltenberg and Maher were 3rd and 4th in the Discus.

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. - Chamberlain captured the girls team title and Miller took the boys team title of the Region 6A Track and Field meet Thursday in Chamberlain. Stanley County was second in the boys and 4th in the girls division that was the last chance for athletes to qualify for the State Track and Field meet next weekend in Sioux Falls. Chamberlains MaKenzie Sorenson qualified for the state meet in 3 events winning the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes for the best day on the track for any girl athlete. Tori Jones of Stanley County qualified winning the 300 meter hurdles and running a leg on the winning 4x100 meter relay team. Mady Handel of Chamberlain won both the Shot Put and Discus while Stanley Counties Kalyssa Smith finished second and qualified in the Shot Put. J.D. Carter of Stanley County qualified in the 100 and 200 meter dashes and the Stanley County 4x800 meter relay team qualified as did Damon Hoftizer who won both the Shot Put and Discus. The State Track and Field meet will be held next Friday and Saturday in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - A star track athlete at Minnesota State University in Mankato has died in a highway crash with a semi. The State Patrol says 22-year-old Jeffrey DeCock was killed in a collision on Highway 14 near his hometown of Lamberton on Tuesday. The patrol says the semi was attempting to turn onto a gravel road when the collision occurred. DeCock was a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference champion in the high jump. He had qualified for the NCAA Division II national meet last year and placed first at the NSIC Indoor Championships. The driver of the semi was not seriously injured.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant coach runs his garage sales with steely discipline. Grant gave the fans gathered outside his home in Bloomington his annual warning of no haggling. He said, "If you don't want to buy it, the guy behind you will." Then he blew his whistle precisely at 5 p.m. Wednesday to open the sale. The Star Tribune reports the hottest items at Grant's 12th sale were autographed bobble heads of him and his old hunting dog, Boom. Only 15 were immediately available, though more were coming. The Hall of Famer, who turns 90 Saturday, also autographed memorabilia that fans bought or brought - for a nonnegotiable $25. The sale, which runs through Friday, has drawn fans from across the country - even a couple from Ireland.

DENVER - 6th grade student and youth cowboy Tate Hoffman of Highmore and Highmore-Harrold Elementary school has earned a position on the South Dakota state National Junior High Rodeo team and will be traveling with his fellow teammates to Lebanon, Tennesee June 18th through the 24th to compete in the 13th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo. Hoffman will be competing in the Team Roping competition. There will be around 1,000 contestants from 43 states, 5 Canadian provinces and Australia and the championship performance on June 14th will be telecast on RFD-TV.

PIERRE, S.D. - There will be a High Plains Youth Rodeos coming to central South Dakota. The Rodeo in Ft. Pierre at the Stanley County Fairgrounds is scheduled for this weekend. Rodeo performances will begin at 1 pm both tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday for Ft. Pierre. The Youth Rodeo's are for youth ages 9 to 18. The Ft. Pierre Youth Rodeo will be a qualifying rodeo for the High Plains Youth Rodeo Series finals scheduled for Ft. Pierre September 30th and October 1st.

PRESHO, S.D. - The annual Flyng V Extreme Buckin at the Barn Bull Riding event will be held this Saturday in Presho at the Presho Sale Barn. A Calcutta will begin at 6:30 pm with the Bull Riding beginning at 7 pm. $6.000 has been added to the total purse. Tickets are available at the door. There will be junior as well as senior Bull Riding on Saturday in Presho.

MILLER, S.D. - The Memorial Day weekend brings the SDRA Wild West Days Rodeo to Miller and the Miller Rodeo grounds on Saturday and Sunday May 26th and 27th. Performances both days are scheduled to begin at 4 pm. Stock for the rodeo will be provided by the Lazy S Rodeo Co. of Ft. Pierre. There will be limited seating for the rodeo so fans are asked to bring a lawn chair with them.

AGAR, S.D. - The annual JD Weischedel Memorial Bull Riding event will be held June 2nd at Agar. $3,000 has been added to the total purse. The Bull Riding begins at 6:30 pm with tickets $10 available at the gate. 6 and under will be admitted free. Entry deadline is scheduled for May 24th for all junior and senior Bull Riders.

PIERRE, S.D. - The LaFramboise Island Mountain Bike Race will be held June 3rd in Pierre on LaFramboise Island. Registration for the event will run from 8:30 am to 10 am with a Pre Race Meeting that is mandatory at 10:15 am. The races begin at 10:30 am. Bike Race organizer John Simpson says the course is a fast, essentially flat terrain course that some tight technical turns, sweet stretches and fun challenging spots. There are 8 different divisions for riders from Recreation and Beginner riders to Expert riders. There is an Entry fee of $20 and Helmets are Mandatory. For more information contact Simpson at 224-7054 or 222-0338. You can also email Simpson at jrsimpson@pie.midco.net.

National Sports Headlines

From the Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators had won 10 straight home playoff games until Corey Perry scored 10:25 into overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 victory in Music City. Perry fired a shot that deflected off the stick of defenseman J.K. Subban and tied the NHL's Western Conference finals at two games apiece. Rickard Rakell and Nick Ritchie staked the Ducks to a 2-0 lead, but Subban and Filip Forsberg tallied in the last 6:27 of regulation to extend the game.

NEW YORK (AP) - Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been named to the NBA All-Star First Team for a record-tying 11th time, matching the mark set by Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone. Houston Rockets guard James Harden was the lone unanimous selection to the First Team and is joined by Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and New Orleans' Anthony Davis. James and Westbrook were on 99 first-team ballots.

UNDATED (AP) - The Atlanta Braves say first baseman Freddie Freeman will miss two months after suffering a fractured left wrist. Freeman was hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of Wednesday's 8-4 win over the Blue Jays. He was the top hitter in the Braves' lineup, batting .341 and tied for the major league lead with 14 home runs.

NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says the two groups bidding to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria are relatively even in their price offers. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads one group, which includes former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter. The other group includes Hall of Famer Tom Glavine (GAL'-vihn) and is led by businessman Tagg Romney, son of the former Republican presidential nominee.

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Ricky Barnes and James Hahn are co-leaders through 18 holes of the Byron Nelson Classic near Dallas. Barnes and Hahn opened with 6-under 64s that put them two strokes in front of Matt Kuchar, Jason Kokrak, Cameron Tringale and Jhonattan Vegas. Top-ranked Dustin Johnson is part of a group at 67.


 

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