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Error Causes Confusion with Inmate from Hughes County

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say an inmate who they believed went missing briefly Monday morning was actually never missing and was where he was supposed to be. State prison officials had said 35-year-old Aaron Olson left the prison Monday morning to go to his work-release job but didn’t show up there and...
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Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Conversion of Mortgaged Property

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A former Glenham area resident has entered a guilty plea to a federal charge of Conversion of Farm Service Agency Mortgaged Property.  25-year-old Wroper Kosel of Bismarck, North Dakota appeared in court before U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange last Tuesday, March 26 to plead guilty to the charge.  Kosel...
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Inmate from Hughes County Located After Reported as Missing from Rapid City Facility

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Authorities say a state prison inmate who was reported as missing earlier today has been located.  The South Dakota Department of Corrections says inmate Aaron Olson was accounted for in Rapid City this morning after officials initially enacted escape procedures.  The 35-year-old man is currently serving a two-year sentence...
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Finalists Named in South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award Program

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The finalists have been announced for the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award.  The Sand County Foundation, South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and the South Dakota Grassland Coalition named the four finalists last week.  The Leopold Conservation Award honors the achievement of South Dakota landowners in voluntary stewardship and management of natural...
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