HARRISBURG, S.D. (AP) - A city outside of Sioux Falls seems to be headed toward a growth boom with major developers investing resources into recently annexed land near the town's borders. Officials estimate that Harrisburg, which sits less than 10 miles south of Sioux Falls, reached a population of 6,000 last year. They're predicting the city's population will double in the next decade, with the arrival of new families and businesses. The Argus Leader reports that developers laid claim to swaths of land last year.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota School of Mines & Technology professor is leading captivating demonstrations with pyrotechnics to encourage young students to pursue degrees in science and engineering. Professor Justin Meyer is trying to impress upon visiting students that science can be fun. His 45-minute show uses mild pyrotechnics, including acid-infused cotton balls and party balloons filled with hydrogen. The Rapid City Journal reports that it was part of Engineering and Science Day at the campus Thursday.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota House decided Friday to investigate a first-term Republican representative over allegations that he made a fellow lawmaker fearful for her safety during a heated argument this week at the Capitol. Members voted 45-13 to establish a special committee on discipline and expulsion to investigate Rep. David Johnson. He apologized publicly to Republican Rep. Lynne DiSanto before the vote, saying his emotions got the better of him.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for April in South Dakota's case seeking to collect sales taxes from out-of-state internet retailers. Attorney General Marty Jackley says arguments are calendared for April 17. South Dakota is asking the high court to review whether retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they lack a physical presence. The case could have national implications for e-commerce.
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