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KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) — Federal regulators are threatening to shut down a septic system at a hotel near Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Officials say The Lodge at Mount Rushmore has discharged wastewater onto a neighbor's land and could be contaminating the hotel's drinking water.

In March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered the hotel's owner, Mark Arend, to
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NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons is buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion, with plans to accelerate the growth of the fried chicken chain.

Such a move fits Restaurant Brands International's strategy of taking over well-known fast-food chains that it believes have the potential for wider expansion. While Popeyes has a presence in almost every state, its
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as "horrible ... painful" and said more must be done "to root out hate and prejudice and evil."

Trump made the remarks after touring the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture.

"This tour was a meaningful reminder of why
ON LAKE ATHANASIO, La. (AP) — If you slurp oysters from the half-shell in New Orleans, you may be doing more than satisfying a culinary craving: You could be helping to construct reefs that environmental groups hope will save a bit of Louisiana's coastline.

Since 2014, restaurants have contributed nearly 2,600 tons of shells to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and The
BATH, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty South Dakota highway patrolman stopped to help a group of teenagers out of burning vehicle after a crash that injured 10 people.

The two-vehicle crash happened Sunday night near Bath. A spokesman for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety says both vehicles were westbound on U.S. Highway 12.

Six teens were in a 2004 Jeep Cherokee
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Jeff Holden, the Commissioner of the South Dakota Bureau of Administration, is retiring from state government.
Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brookings County States Attorney Abigail Howard announced today that Allen T. Smith, 21, Brookings has been indicted on one count of aggravated battery of an infant, class 2 felony, punishable by up to 25 years in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine and one count of abuse or cruelty to a minor, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years in the state penitentiary and/or $30,000 fine.
Inmate Salathiel Pointer was supposed to return to the Sioux Falls Community Work Center on the grounds of the South Dakota State Penitentiary late this afternoon following the job furlough. Escape procedures were enacted once Pointer failed to return at the designated time.
SOUTH SHORE, S.D. ? A 52-year-old Stockholm, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of South Shore.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will attend the 2017 National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC.
A significant number of Americans struggle with mental illness. For many the struggle is silent. Some experience short-term mental health problems. It?s not uncommon for individuals temporarily to face mild forms of mental illness at some point during their lives.
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