- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Law enforcement authorities in western South Dakota are preparing for a meeting this weekend by members of a motorcycle gang, but aren’t expecting major problems.

Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris says his department and other agencies have been in contact with leaders of the Bandidos motorcycle gang to ensure that their gathering in Rapid City this weekend happens “in a safe and law abiding manner.”

Members of the motorcycle group are expected to begin arriving in Rapid City Thursday for the Bandidos’ annual “national run.”

Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom says authorities don’t believe “significant events or confrontations” will take place during the gathering.

Members of the Bandidos were among the nine people who died during a shootout at a Texas restaurant in May.

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