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SD Regulators to Discuss Grain Law Changes

  REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) – Farmers in the Dakotas who lost millions of dollars to a failed seed company will get their chance Saturday to speak on proposed changes to South Dakota law designed to help regulators better detect a grain buyer’s deteriorating financial condition. Public Utilities Commission grain warehouse director Jim Mehlhaff says...
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Pierre Ticket in Wild Card Lottery Worth $5,000

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Pierre man has claimed a Wild Card 2 prize worth $5,000. South Dakota lottery officials say Alvin “Bill” Eckstrom’s ticket matched all five white ball numbers but missed the Wild Card to win the game’s second prize. The odds of doing so are one in about 90,600. Eckstrom...
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Deer Die From Virus at Record Levels in SD

  RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Officials with the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department say at least 3,400 deer have died this year from a midge-borne virus. This is more than twice the reported deaths in 2011 from epizootic hemorrhagic disease. The Rapid City Journal reports  that EHD is a common cause...
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Treasury Spells Out Rules on Taxing of Tribes

  WASHINGTON (AP) – The Internal Revenue Service is proposing guidelines on what income and benefits of Alaska Natives and Native Americans are subject to taxation. The IRS has proposed the new guidance that, among other things, prohibits levies on honoraria to a shaman, but allows assessments on per-capita payments from gambling revenues to...
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