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Pierre Woman Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Meth

A 35-year-old Pierre woman has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for a drug possession charge. Adele Tahsequah plead guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance last November. Her prison sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release. According to the US Attorney’s Office, in June of last...
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Airport traffic ramps up post Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – It’s expected to be one of the busiest travel days on record at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport where football fans are making the trip home – post Super Bowl. As many as 69,000 people are expected to pass through security screening, more than double the amount of traffic for a regular...
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Ellsworth airmen return home after Pacific rotation

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – About 350 airmen have returned home to Ellsworth Air Force Base in western South Dakota after a six-month deployment to Anderson Air Base in Guam. The airmen were part of the U.S. military’s continuous bomber presence in the Pacific. Base bombers were part of a contingent of U.S. bombers...
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Authorities ID Huron man killed in Beadle County crash

CARPENTER, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a Huron man who died in a crash in Beadle County involving two vans. The Highway Patrol says 69-year-old Gregory Johnson was a passenger in a minivan that was struck by a van on any icy stretch of state Highway 28 on Wednesday morning. He was pronounced...
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Family offers reward in missing man case

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – The family of a 28-year-old man who mysteriously disappeared in Deadwood more than two weeks ago is offering a reward for information about his whereabouts. Christopher Oien was last seen near the Deadwood Event Center Jan. 14. Police searched the area and found a piece of Oien’s clothing, but there...
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North Dakota officials say deer disease spread not imminent

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – More deer in southwestern North Dakota have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, but state wildlife officials remain optimistic they can keep the deadly ailment from spreading throughout the state where deer hunting is a major economic contributor. A white-tailed buck and a mule deer doe killed by hunters in...
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SD Dept. of Public Safety to Debut Jim Reaper Commercials During Sunday’s Football Game

The South Dakota Office of Highway Safety will launch two new commercials during Sunday’s football game. Highway Safety Director Lee Axdahl says Grim Jim Reaper may look intimidating, but really, he’s just a bumbling lost soul that can’t make any headway in South Dakota. He says the commercials are humorous, but they also have...
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Bill banning school administrators from bargaining fails

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have banned public school administrators from collective bargaining in right-to-work South Dakota. The House Education Committee voted 8-6 Friday against the proposal, which critics called unnecessary. House Speaker Mark Mickelson, the bill’s sponsor, says there are times when the actions of the...
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South Dakota Department of Revenue launches live chat feature

South Dakotans with questions on their taxes can get answers directly from South Dakota Department of Revenue tax experts. The Department of Revenue’s business tax division recently launched a live chat option, which allows customers to quickly receive answers to their questions. The live chat feature is available on all business tax related webpages...
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Avera McKennan Opens New Inpatient Rehab Unit in Sioux Falls

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center has opened a new Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit on the main hospital campus in Sioux Falls. The unit has 24 private rooms which are located around the perimeter of the fifth floor, as well as greatly increased space to accommodate best practices and the latest technology in rehab...
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