Alcoholic Beverage

Deadwood Liquor Sales Bill Upsets Saloon Owners

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A bill in the South Dakota Legislature allowing Deadwood hotel bars to serve liquor 24 hours a day is drawing the ire of saloon owners who say the measure hurts them and discourages investment in the western gambling town’s downtown. The bill that passed the House on a 36-33...
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SD Lawmakers Look to Make Animal Cruelty a Felony

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A measure that would make animal cruelty a felony in South Dakota is getting its first hearing in the state Legislature. Similar bills have failed in past years. But this year’s bill was written with input from livestock producers and animal welfare groups. South Dakota law currently makes inhumane treatment...
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Dupree Man Sentenced For Child Abuse

PIERRE, S.D. — (US DOJ) United  States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Dupree, South Dakota, man convicted of Child Abuse was sentenced on February 10, 2014, by U.S. District Court Judge Roberto A. Lange. Allen White, a/k/a AJ White, age 25, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in custody, 18...
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SD House Allows Crossbows in Firearm Hunting

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has passed a bill to allow for big game hunting with crossbows during firearm season. The measure received unanimous support and will go to the Senate next. Last week the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee passed it with no dissenting votes. Supporters of the bill...
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