Windmills on Wind Farm

Crashes Involving Airplanes and Wind Turbines Rare

     ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Federal data indicate that wind turbines are not a major cause of airplane crashes.  A National Transportation Safety Board database lists only two crashes in which a plane struck a wind turbine – one in Palm Springs, California, in 2001, and one near the South Dakota town of Highmore in...
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US Department of Justice

Bullhead Woman Sentenced For Assaulting, Resisting And Impeding A Federal Officer

PIERRE, S.D. — (DRG News) United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Bullhead, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on May 12, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. Darla Yellow Earrings, age 49, was sentenced to 16 months of custody, 3 years...
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Attorney General Marty Jackley

South Dakota Joins Challenge to Federal Health Care Law

 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has joined 20 states in a challenge to the federal health care law.  Attorney General Marty Jackley says the challenge filed in the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals asserts that the Affordable Care Act violates the U.S. Constitution’s Origination Clause, which requires that all tax bills...
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Seats in Jury Area of Hughes County Courthouse (KGFX Photo)

Grand Jury Indicts Man in Fairgrounds Horse Case

 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A grand jury in Stanley County has indicted a man accused of releasing 37 horses at the County Fairgrounds.  24-year-old James Pourier, of Lower Brule, now faces charges of aggravated assault, burglary, criminal trespass, vandalism and injury to animals. Defense attorney Robert Konrad did not immediately respond to an Associated...
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