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Water rights permit application at center of state board legal drama | July 17


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State officials are investigating after a Sioux Falls police officer shot and injured a suspect during a foot chase. Police say a man broke into a garage and threatened a homeowner with a gun Thursday night.

Disagreement about constructing a canal connected to McCook Lake led to an unusual Water Management Board meeting. The board, which usually just handles permits and safety issues, ended up contending with legal drama.

The South Dakota Supreme Court is upholding previous court rulings that sentenced Ramon Smith to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He was convicted of second-degree murder and aggravated assault after a shooting in Sioux Falls in 2019.

Representative Dusty Johnson is encouraging the Military Entrance Processing Command to allow family of National Guard personnel to attend swearing-in ceremonies again. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Defense prohibited guests from attending.

Sometimes, all it takes is a small tweak to make a workplace welcoming to people with disabilities. The Sioux Falls Rotary Club discussed this in their latest meeting.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."