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Men Sentenced in November Shooting South of Onida

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) Two South African foreign nationals who were working in Sully County were sentenced in court yesterday for their guilty pleas to Attempted Aggravated Assault. 32-year-old Stephan Van Der Berg and 21-year-old Zane Van Der Merwe were arrested after a November shooting which followed a party at a Quonset shop...
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SD Legislative Panel OKs Boost in Livestock Fee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative committee has approved a state board’s plan to raise the fee for brand inspections designed to prevent the theft of cattle and horses in western South Dakota. The 3-1 vote by the Rules Review Committee allows the state Brand Board to increase the current 80 cent inspection fee...
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Thune Urges Opening CRP Acres to Haying, Grazing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sen. John Thune is asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to release Conservation Reserve Program acres for emergency haying and grazing in South Dakota because of continuing drought conditions. The South Dakota Republican sent a letter to the secretary on Monday saying a dry spring, higher than normal temperatures and...
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Emergency Rules Allow Sale of 85-Octane Gasoline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is allowing the sale of 85-octane gasoline under emergency rules implemented Monday by the state Department of Public Safety. Officials say a public hearing will be held July 20 to discuss permanent rules for sale of the product, which is illegal under state law. Gov. Dennis Daugaard asked...
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