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News Minute: Here is the latest South Dakota news from The Associated Press

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SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) - A wildlife official says a mountain lion found in a tree at a Spearfish home was tranquilized and later released a few miles away in a rural area. A Spearfish couple enjoying an early morning cup of coffee on their deck yesterday noticed the cougar in the tree and called authorities. Authorities say a dog likely had chased the young male mountain lion up the pine tree.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A convicted sex offender in South Dakota has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for failing to register with local authorities. Authorities say Raynard Bad Moccasin failed to register as a sex offender between May and September 2013. The U.S. Attorney's office says Bad Moccasin was previously convicted of a sexual offense in federal court.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The Pennington County Sheriff's Office is encouraging people to lock up their RV batteries. The sheriff's office says batteries should be stored in a locked garage or other facility or put in a locked metal box. The agency also asks that all thefts be reported.

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The University of South Dakota Opera will perform the comedy "Too Many Sopranos." The plot follows four sopranos representing different operatic stereotypes. The women reach heaven to learn there is only room for one soprano in the choir. So they venture to hell seeking tenors and basses to redeem and balance out the heavenly choir.

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