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SD Pilot Dies in Crash of Crop-Spraying Plane

LUDLOW, S.D. (AP) – The crash of a crop-spraying plane in western South Dakota has killed the pilot. The Harding County Sheriff’s Office tells KELO-TV that the plane went down just east of Ludlow shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday. The Dewey County Sheriff’s Office identified the pilot as Doug Kraft, of Timber Lake. He died...
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Lawsuit Filed by Woman Who Lost Home Dismissed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a January lawsuit filed by a Wessington Springs woman who lost her home to fire when her neighbor’s home exploded. District Judge Roberto Lange said the lawsuit against propane supplier CHS Inc. was not filed within the three-year statute of limitations. Marguerite Cashman’s home...
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DOI Official: Governments Must Work Together on ICWA

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The chief general counsel for the Department of Interior says the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act depends on the federal government’s ability to work with state governments and ensuring that tribal courts have enough resources. Solicitor Hilary Tompkins spoke at a panel discussion in Washington D.C. examining...
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SD Panel Proposes No Sage Grouse Hunting Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission is proposing that the state hold no hunting season for sage grouse this fall. State wildlife officials say the bird’s population has fallen in recent years in South Dakota and other western states.  In South Dakota, sage grouse are found mainly in...
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