News Minute: Here is the latest South Dakota news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDTPosted: Updated:
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - State election officials are pushing to change how electronic poll books are used after technical glitches caused long waits and delays during the South Dakota primary elections earlier this month. Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is pressing lawmakers to require paper backups for electronic voter registration books to avoid future issues. The Board of Elections approved her proposal 6-1 on Monday.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A former employee of Lowe's Home Improvement store in Sioux Falls is suing the retailer claiming it failed to discipline a worker who assaulted her. Vickie Mader filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing Lowe's of discrimination, emotional distress and breach of contract. Mader alleges that a male employee groped her at work in May 2017. Mader learned Lowe's wouldn't fire or change the man's hours from the human resources director, so she decided to quit. Lowe's has not responded to the lawsuit.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Police are investigating a stabbing in Sioux Falls over the weekend. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says the victim was approached by three men early Sunday and one had a knife. Police say the man was beat and stabbed. He went to a friend's house where an ambulance was called. His wounds apparently aren't life threatening.
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) - A graduate student has been named Miss South Dakota after impressing pageant judges with her rendition of Europe's "The Final Countdown" on the piano. Carrie Wintle, a graduate student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, was crowned Miss South Dakota on Saturday at the annual pageant. A native of the town of Iroquois, her platform centered on her nonprofit whose mission is to teach financial literacy skills to young people. Wintle will compete in the Miss America Pageant in September.
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