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

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Bond has been revoked for a man charged in a brutal beating on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Authorities say Ryan Thunderhawk violated two terms of his release. Court documents show he admitted to sending messages to the victim on Facebook and was discovered with synthetic marijuana in his possession. Thunderhawk was ordered to be held in jail.

ROSHOLT, S.D. (AP) - An ethanol plant in the northeast South Dakota town of Rosholt (RAH'-sholt) has reopened. New Red River Energy general manager Rick Serie says plans include increasing from an annual capacity of 25 million gallons to 40 million gallons. He says other projects in the works include corn oil extraction and increased storage capacity for ethanol.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Airman from Minot Air Force Base who fly and work on B-52 bombers say they've learned a lot while at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota who fly B-1 bombers. Eight B-52s and about 300 airmen from Minot have been based at Ellsworth this summer. Captain Joe Manglitz with the Minot base's 23rd Bomb Squadron says integrating with the B-1s has been a great opportunity.

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Trees growing in soil collected from all 66 South Dakota counties will be delivered to sites across the state in the next two weeks. The project is aimed at helping celebrate South Dakota's 125th anniversary of statehood this year. The trees have been on display in Pierre, along a walking path near the state Capitol. They'll now be delivered to historic sites in each county.

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