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Last of Six Convicted of Poaching is Sentenced

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The last of six people has been sentenced for poaching deer in 2011 and 2012 near Timber Lake. The state says 32-year-old John Tschetter, of Yale, pleaded guilty in Dewey County to eight crimes. He must pay $23,500 in fines, damages and restitution and serve 28 days in jail, including...
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SD Delegation Reaction Mixed to President’s Change

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson says he welcomes President Barack Obama’s announcement allowing insurance companies to renew for another year policies that otherwise would be canceled because they don’t comply with the new health care law. Johnson says the health care law has had a rocky start, but it will eventually...
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Deer on the Move So Drivers Urged to be Careful

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Deer are on the move across South Dakota this time of year, so the state’s reminding drivers to be especially careful. The Office of Highway Safety says nearly 5,000 wild animals are hit each year in the state, and between 2004 and 2012, 17 people were killed and 824 people...
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SD Ponders Response to Change in Health Care Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota insurance regulators are studying the impact of a change in the federal health care law and how it will affect the state’s insurance companies and their customers. President Barack Obama announced Thursday that insurance companies would be given the option to keep offering consumers insurance policies that would...
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