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Former Texas Congressman to Speak at SD Ag Summit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Stenholm of Texas will be the keynote speaker next month at South Dakota’s annual Governor’s Ag Development Summit. Stenholm was a member of the Agriculture Committee during his 26 years in the U.S. House.  South Dakota Agriculture Department officials say Stenholm earned a reputation for building...
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Judge Sentences Eagle Butte Man to Prison on Assault Charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has been sentenced to six years in prison on an assault charge. Twenty-three-year-old Isiah Mesteth, of Eagle Butte, pleaded guilty in February on a federal charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Authorities say the assault happened in October 2011. Mesteth allegedly hit and...
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No Bond Requirement Reinstated for Man Charged with Grand Theft; Bond Remains at $20,000 for His Wife

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge has changed bond for a man charged with Grand Theft by Deception and Conspiracy to Commit an Unlawful Act and left bond unchanged for his wife-who faces the same charges.  45-year-old George Nelson III and 44-year-old Karla Nelson were indicted for the crimes by a Hughes County...
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US Seasonal Drought Outlook May 16 - August 31, 2013

SDSU Extension Officials Offer Drought Outlook

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The drought outlook brings a mixed bag for the state.  SDSU Extension Climatologist Dennis Todey says eastern locations have seen some improvement throughout the spring while western parts of the state are still experiencing serious drought issues.  Todey says in a press release that western South Dakota and some...
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