Legal Sale of Fireworks in SD Begins Friday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The legal sale of fireworks in South Dakota begins Friday. The Department of Public Safety says state law allows the purchase and discharge of fireworks from June 27 until the Sunday after July 4. That means this year it’s legal to discharge fireworks through July 6. Fire Marshal Paul Merriman...
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Russell Means

Widow of Indian Activist Means Files Suit

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The widow of Native American activist Russell Means has filed a lawsuit accusing doctors in New Mexico of overlooking his esophageal cancer. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Monday that the lawsuit by Pearl Means in state District Court in Las Vegas, New Mexico, accuses doctors who work at...
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SD Department of Agriculture

SDDA Accepting Applications for Trade Trip to Russia

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is accepting applications from people interested in participating in a trade mission to Russia that will center on beef genetics. State agriculture officials are encouraging beef producers and industry representatives to apply by July 14. The trip is tentatively planned for October. Ty Eschenbaum...
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Flood Photo from June 2011 on Fairway Drive

Officials Deny Causing Missouri River Floods

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The federal government says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shouldn’t be blamed for causing major flooding along the Missouri River. The government filed its initial response last week to a lawsuit that more than 200 landowners filed in March. The federal lawsuit claimed landowners should be compensated for the...
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