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SD Wildlife Officials Clarify Dogs-and-Lions Bill

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota wildlife officials say some hunters are confused about a bill signed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard that appears to change state law allowing the use of dogs to hunt mountain lions. Officials tell the Rapid City Journal that the Game, Fish and Parks Commission already had the authority...
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SD US Senator Johnson Will Announce Soon If He’ll Run

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota says he will announce later this month whether he will seek re-election in 2014. In a phone call with reporters, Johnson says he has not entirely made up his mind whether to seek a fourth term. Former Gov. Mike Rounds is seeking the...
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Fire Danger Increasing in Western South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Warm temperatures and low humidity are increasing the fire danger in western South Dakota. The Rapid City Journal reports that burn bans are either in place or being implemented in several counties. The National Weather Service also is issuing fire weather reports nearly a week ahead of schedule. Meteorologist...
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New Site Sought for Presho Man’s Kidnapping Trial

PRESHO, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man facing state charges for allegedly kidnapping his daughter and killing her dog in front of her on her birthday wants his trial in a related federal case moved from Pierre to Aberdeen. Clinton Brown, of Presho, is charged federally with being a felon and drug user...
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