Report says Prairie Pothole region losing wetlands

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  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Federal officials and conservationists say a recent report detailing annual wetland losses in the five-state Prairie Pothole Region highlights the need for increased protection for birds.
        The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its Status and Trends of Prairie Wetlands report earlier this month. The report shows that the wetlands in the region declined by an average of 6,200 acres per year _ and some conservationists say the trend isn't slowing down.

Man ordered to prison for robbing Spearfish store

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SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) _ A man accused of holding up a Spearfish convenience store at knifepoint has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
        Twenty-six-year-old Tyler Weiers, of Spearfish, was convicted of one count of first-degree armed robbery and one count of third-degree burglary.

Man found near bike path identified

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Rapid City Police have identified the man found dead Monday night near the bike path as 51-year old Robert Bowker of Rapid City.  Police say preliminary autopsy results show no evidence of recent trauma.  Further testing will be performed to include microscopic examination and toxicology.  Bowker was found slumped over in the grass near Mt. Rushmore road on Monday night.

Meade County road collapse hampering traffic

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  NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. (AP) _ The collapse of a stretch of road in Meade County could disrupt traffic in western South Dakota for months to come.
        The New Underwood Road is a major north-south artery in the region, linking U.S. Highway 34 with Interstate 90. It's used heavily by trucks traveling to the oil fields, and is a popular route for residents of the Cheyenne Indian Reservation and northern counties who travel to Rapid City.

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