- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is formally opening a field office in Sioux Falls ahead of South Dakota’s primary election on June 7.

Sanders’ campaign said the office is set to open Wednesday. He held campaign rallies in Pine Ridge, Rapid City and Sioux Falls last week.

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced earlier this week that it has named a South Dakota state director.

Adam Weiland, who has worked to elect Democrats including former Sen. Tom Daschle, will lead a team campaigning for Clinton in South Dakota. Former President Bill Clinton is set to appear for Hillary Clinton in Sioux Falls on Friday.

Sanders is competing with Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Whoever gets it likely will run against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in the general election.

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