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

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HOVEN, S.D. (AP) - Students in the northern South Dakota town of Hoven who lost their school to a fire last spring have started fall classes in a former hospital. The school district is holding classes in the former Holy Infant Hospital while it rebuilds the junior and senior high school that was destroyed in a late May blaze believed to be accidental. Classes for the 57 students began Tuesday.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The Democratic candidate for South Dakota governor is asking that another member of her party sit in on a committee looking into reported misconduct with the EB-5 visa program in the Governor's Office of Economic Development Representative Susan Wismer asked Republican chairman Sen. Larry Tidemann to allow Democratic legislative leaders to choose a proxy for her at the September 24th meeting of the Government Operations and Audit Committee meeting.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The conservative nonprofit group Americans for Prosperity is launching a South Dakota chapter. The group that advocates smaller government says its state director is Ben Lee, who has lived in South Dakota for 21 years and has a background in television news reporting.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A fund drive has raised more than $1.6 million to help Special Olympics South Dakota expand its facility in Sioux Falls and introduce a new competition concept. The Argus Leader newspaper reports the amount surpassed the $1 million goal for the summer drive endorsed by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.

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