Bald Eagle

SD Man Sentenced for Illegally Shooting Wildlife

  FORT THOMPSON, S.D. (AP) – A Fort Thompson man accused of illegally shooting wildlife has been sentenced to serve a year and a day in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Richard Coleman also was ordered to pay $11,750 in restitution. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Coleman illegally shot a bald eagle, a snowy owl and deer...
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Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer

Montana Governor: No Emergency Releases on Missouri

  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is asking the White House to reject calls for more water releases from reservoirs on the Missouri River to ease drought conditions downstream. Elected officials from states along the Mississippi River this week said the additional releases are needed to keep vital barge traffic moving...
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Child Wearing Native Regalia

Report: South Dakota Breaks Child-Protection Laws

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new report says South Dakota has violated federal law by removing too many American Indian children from their homes and placing them in foster care with non-Indian families. The report was approved by the state’s Indian Child Welfare Act directors during a Thursday meeting. It will be...
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Online Shopping

SD Officials Say Tax Due on Some Online Purchases

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials say South Dakotans doing their holiday shopping online should remember that state and city taxes may be due on their purchases. State Business Tax Director Doug Schinkel says many people don’t realize that most Internet retailers are not collecting sales tax on items bought online. He says...
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