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Dog Killed in South Dakota Drug Bust

  CHANCELLOR, S.D. (AP) — Authorities searching a home for drugs in the southeastern South Dakota town of Chancellor during a parole check arrested three people and shot and killed a dog.  The Turner County Sheriff’s Office says authorities were using a police dog to aid in the search Tuesday when one of the...
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President Obama Opposes House Keystone Energy Pipeline Bill

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama opposes a House bill that would speed approval of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.  The White House said Tuesday that the bill “seeks to circumvent longstanding and proven processes” by removing a requirement for a presidential permit. The...
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Scotland Woman Claims Ten Thousand Dollar Power Ball Prize

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Scotland woman has claimed her $10,000 Powerball prize.  South Dakota lottery officials say Pamela Cokeley matched four of five white ball numbers and the Powerball to win the third prize in Saturday’s drawing.  The odds of winning are about one in 649,000.  The jackpot currently sits at $40...
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South Dakota Social Services Wants Indian Tribes Lawsuit Dropped

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The head of South Dakota’s Department of Social Services has asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by two tribes alleging that the state routinely breaks federal law governing foster care and adoptions for American Indian children.  The Oglala Sioux and Rosebud Sioux tribes, along with...
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