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

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GOODING, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever stole two life-sized, wooden longhorn steers. The Times-News reports the wooden longhorns disappeared earlier this week while on display on Main Street in Gooding.

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Idaho gold seekers say they will gather in central Idaho around July 4 to run their suction dredges in the Salmon River to protest mining regulations. John Crossman of the Southwest Idaho Mining Association of Boise tells the Lewiston Tribune that the goal of the protest is to remove the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from Idaho.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Meridian man who pleaded guilty to operating an illegal gambling business has been sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boise. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Kings Daniel Santy was sentenced to two years of probation, a $3,000 fine, three months of home detention, and 100 hours of community service.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Southwest Idaho authorities have identified the woman whose body was found in a canal and say she might not have died due to drowning after all. Ada County's Coroner tells the Idaho Statesman that 40-year-old Alexis Palmer of Boise might have been dead before the canal filled up. The cause of death is still pending.

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