Courtroom Gavel

Martin Man Sentenced to 48 Years for 2012 Beating Death

MARTIN, S.D. (AP) – A Martin man who pleaded no contest to charges that he bludgeoned a man to death as a teenager has been sentenced to prison. Twenty-year-old Matthew Libby pleaded no contest in January to charges of second-degree murder in the death of 48-year-old Albert Apple. The Rapid City Journal reports that...
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South Dakota Department of Agriculture

State Agriculture Department Seeks Ag Ambassador Nominations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Department of Agriculture is taking nominations for the 2015 South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award. The person chosen is expected to provide leadership to the state’s agricultural industry to help it grow, supports responsible stewardship of livestock and land, highlights the significance of South Dakota agriculture to the...
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Grass Fire

Fire Scorches Nine Acres of Grass and Damages Some Structures

PIERRE, S.D. Р(DRG News) A fire that started near a burn barrel scorched about nine acres of grass and left varying amounts of damage to outbuildings and other structures today.  The Pierre Rural Fire Department was called to the fire north of Pierre along Stewart Place about 2:20 p.m. Pierre Rural Fire Chief...
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Capitol Dome

South Dakota Legislature Passes Transportation Funding Hikes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has passed a proposal to hike road and bridge funding, a plan that would immediately raise the state’s fuel taxes by 6 cents per gallon. The House voted 55-11 to approve the bill immediately after it passed the Senate on Friday afternoon. The scope of the...
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