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Weekend storms drop grapefruit-sized hail on areas of West River | June 13

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Severe thunderstorms hit western South Dakota over the weekend bringing strong winds, rain, and large hail to the area.

After the arrest of more than two dozen members of a white supremacist group near a northern Idaho pride event, including one identified as its founder, LGBTQ advocates said Sunday that polarization and a fraught political climate have put their community increasingly at risk.

In South Dakota, Republican Gov. Kristi Noem has tried to shape the Legislature to her liking. In last week's primary, she publicly backed at least a dozen candidates, including several challengers to incumbents who are part of a contrarian group of Republicans.

The owners of Rapid City hotel are facing a lawsuit over a social media post by one of them that promised to ban Native Americans from the property. The lawsuit comes from a shareholder who happens to be a relative of the family that owns the Gateway Hotel.

There are two new lakes on the state’s mercury advisory list. That means 26 lakes around the state now have fish consumption guidelines.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.