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MIDDLETON, Idaho (AP) — The southwest Idaho city of Middleton has decided to end its contract with the Canyon County Sheriff's Office and create a city police department. Middleton Mayor Darion Taylor tells the Idaho Statesman that the city of 6,000 can save more than $200,000 over four years and says that residents will remain safe.

HARRISON, Idaho (AP) — A small public high school at the south end of Lake Coeur d'Alene is among the best performers in the SAT college entrance exams in Idaho this year. The Spokesman-Review reports that of the Idaho schools that had 10 or more juniors tackle the SAT in mid-April, Kootenai High School had the largest year-over-year improvement.

RUPERT, Idaho (AP) — A south-central Idaho man has died in an explosion at a dairy. Authorities tell The Times-News the explosion occurred early yesterday as 30-year-old Dayne Hansen of Rupert did welding work on a trailer. Minidoka County Sheriff Eric Snarr says the explosion damaged the shop and other equipment.

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A Washington state woman has filed a lawsuit against a northern Idaho resort contending she suffered severe burns and disfigurement when fireworks struck her in the face during a Fourth of July display. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that Alivia Norwood of Spokane is seeking more than $10,000 in the lawsuit against Grandview Resort at Priest Lake.

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