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Northwest Iowa officials say person stuck in grain bin died

REMSEN, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a person trapped inside a grain bin has died in northwest Iowa. Officers and medics were dispatched around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to a property about 5½ miles south of Remsen. The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Wednesday that the person died in the bin before being reached by rescuers. The…

Trump backs off siding with Russia over US intelligence

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is again contending that his Helsinki summit with Russia’s president was a “great success” and blaming what he calls “the Fake News Media” for contrary views. The president backed off his earlier remarks undermining U.S. intelligence agencies, saying Tuesday he had simply misspoken a day earlier when he said he saw no reason to…

Hy-Vee Recalling Spring Pasta Salad

Reported illnesses in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa & Nebraska

Hy-Vee is recalling containers of its spring pasta salad because it may be contaminated with salmonella. About 20 people in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska have become sick after eating the salad.  The recall affects Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad in one pound and three pound clear plastic containers.  They were sold between June 1 and July 13.  Customers should…

This Week: 25th Annual Hot Summer Nites

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Hundreds of corvettes embark on a journey this week from Sioux Falls to the Black Hills. Weather permitting, drivers will show off their sports cars downtown. The 25th annual Hot Summer Nites is one of a few big events scheduled this week.  

Boy flags for help after 6 hurt in South Dakota crash

OACOMA, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a 9-year-old boy climbed out of a pickup after a serious crash in South Dakota and flagged down help on the interstate. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says six people were hurt when the pickup traveling west on Interstate 90 crashed near Oacoma on Monday. Officials say the crash happened about 6…

New Mountain Bike Trail Coming To Tuthill Park

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  Construction is underway at Tuthill Park on a new mountain bike trail. The four-mile trail can also be used by hikers, standard bicyclists, and runners.  It’s expected to open in the middle of September. Cycling group “Falls Area Single-Track” is partnering with Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation to spear-head the project.  It’s estimated to cost about seventy-thousand dollars. …

Mueller seeks immunity for 5 witnesses in Manafort case

WASHINGTON (AP) – Special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking immunity for five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Mueller’s office told a federal judge in Virginia on Tuesday that they were seeking to compel the witnesses to testify under condition of immunity. Prosecutors have not identified the witnesses and say they…

Officials ID woman found dead last month in western Iowa

CASTANA, Iowa (AP) – Iowa law enforcement officials have identified a woman whose body was found in western Iowa last month. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says an autopsy has confirmed the body is that of 66-year-old Cheryl Stowe. Stowe’s body was found June 27 in a rural area about 1.5 miles from her home northwest of Castana. The…

2 sisters plead not guilty to vandalizing Poet’s Table

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – Two sisters have pleaded not guilty to charges they vandalized a popular Black Hills hiking spot known as Poet’s Table. Twenty-nine-year-old Skyler Anders and 27-year-old Shelby Johnson entered their pleas Tuesday to intentionally damaging property and petty theft, both misdemeanors. Trial is set for October. The women’s attorney, Spearfish attorney Matt Kinney, told the Rapid City…

Trump says he misspoke on Russia meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsinki that he doesn’t see why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections. Back at the White House on Tuesday, the president told reporters that he said he meant he doesn’t see why Russia “wouldn’t” be responsible. He also said he accepts the…

Govt lifts donor disclosure for some tax-exempt groups

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration is lifting requirements for some tax-exempt groups to disclose the identities of their donors to federal tax authorities. The change benefits groups that spend millions of dollars on political ads, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an organization tied to the billionaire Koch brothers. Republicans accused the IRS during President Barack Obama’s…

NAACP lifting travel advisory against American Airlines

WASHINGTON (AP) – The NAACP is lifting its travel advisory against American Airlines, saying improvements are being made to address worries about African-Americans being subject to discrimination or unsafe conditions while flying. NAACP President Derrick Johnson made the announcement at the NAACP’s national convention in San Antonio, Texas. The advisory was issued in October, after incidents including an NAACP official…

House Speaker Paul Ryan may consider new Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Paul Ryan says he’s willing to consider additional sanctions on Russia, but there’s no rush to act. Ryan had pointedly reminded President Donald Trump on Monday “that Russia is not our ally,” after Trump cast doubt on U.S. intelligence findings of election meddling by Vladimir Putin’s operatives. On Tuesday, Ryan underscored that Russia did interfere…

Trump to host European Commission president amid trade spat

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump will meet with the president of the European Commission next week at the White House, days after labeling the European Union a “foe” of the United States. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet with Trump at the White House on July 25. She says security, counterterrorism, and energy…