RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A licensing board of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ruled that a mining company must release the results of a geological survey to opponents of its proposed uranium mine in western South Dakota. Judges on the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board made their decision today in Rapid City. They're meeting this week to hear challenges to the proposed Dewey-Burdock uranium mine. Powertech Uranium Corporation is proposing the mine.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota students continue to score above the national average on the ACT college entrance exam. Students in the state had an average composite score this year of 21.9, above the national average of 21.0. The state score was unchanged over the year. About 78 percent of South Dakota's 2014 graduating class took the exam.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota man and his daughter from California face kidnapping charges after allegedly locking the woman's husband in a grain bin in Iowa following a domestic dispute. The Argus Leader reports Craig Olson of Canton, South Dakota and Oriana Groppetti, of Visalia, California both are charged in northwestern Iowa's Lyon County. Groppetti has pleaded not guilty.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Sioux Falls man caught last year with more than 200 bags of heroin has been sentenced to nearly 3 ½ years in prison on a federal drug charge. Forty-year-old Denardo Cunningham pleaded guilty in May to possessing and intending to distribute drugs.
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