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Mission Man Ordered to Federal Prison for Assault

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Mission man has been sentenced to one year in federal prison for assault. The incident happened in July 2013. Authorities say 24-year-old Waylon Black Lance Jr. struck the victim on the head and face with his fists. Black Lance pleaded guilty in May to assault by striking, beating...
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2 Senate Candidates Support Minimum Wage Hike

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two of the four candidates for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson support a minimum wage hike. The other two oppose a state ballot initiative looking to raise it from $7.25 per hour to $8.50. Independent Gordon Howie says the real problem is the...
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Much of Dakotas on Alert for Flash Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Residents in much of the Dakotas are on alert for flash flooding as a storm system sweeps in from the Rockies. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through tonight for western and central North Dakota, and for western and north central South Dakota through Saturday-at the...
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SD Tribes Seek Fed Money for Foster Care Services

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Five more American Indian tribes in South Dakota are seeking federal money to help operate their own foster care programs. The Argus Leader reports that the Rosebud Sioux last year received a $300,000 planning grant. The Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Yankton, Oglala and Crow Creek Sioux tribes now also...
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