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South Dakota Fishing, Hunting Licenses Expire Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Licenses allowing people to hunt and fish in South Dakota expire Saturday. Fishing, small game, furbearer, predator/varmint and combination licenses will no longer be valid starting Feb. 1. Officials with the state’s Game, Fish and Parks Department say new permits can be purchased online and at local authorized license dealers....
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Suspects in Standoff That Wounded Trooper in SD Indicted

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A grand jury has indicted a father and son on charges stemming from a standoff near Kimball in which a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper suffered gunshot wounds and another was fired upon. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says 42-year-old Donald London was indicted on two counts of attempted...
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Controlled Burn Planned Near Mickelson Pond Today-Weather Permitting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local agencies will make a final decision shortly as to whether or not to conduct a controlled burn near Mickelson Pond in Pierre today.  The controlled burn is planned for near the pond on the north side of Fourth Street-weather permitting.  The planned burn-off is part of a continued...
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MDU Checking on Cause of Friday Power Outage in North Central SD

BISMARCK, N.D. – (DRG News) Personnel from Montana Dakota Utilities will be traveling from Bismarck, North Dakota to the Mobridge area today to further investigate the cause of a power outage on Friday.  The electric outage impacted about 5,600 customers and covered a large area around Mobridge-east toward Ipswich, north toward McIntosh and some...
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Panel Approves SD Call for Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has approved a proposal that would add South Dakota’s voice to 24 other states’ calls for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. The House State Affairs Committee voted on Monday to send the resolution to the chamber’s floor. Republican Rep....
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Group in Pierre Hoping to Start Private K-8 Christian School

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A group in Pierre hopes to turn a public elementary school that is scheduled to close this spring into a private Christian school that will open in the fall. The people who bought Washington elementary for $351,000 say they believe they were called by God to start the faith-based pre-school...
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Lake Oahe Conditions Improving for Walleyes, Other Game Fish

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota wildlife officials say the conditions in Lake Oahe continue to improve for walleyes and other game fish. The Capital Journal reports officials have determined that baitfish populations devastated by the 2011 floods are rebounding. Game, Fish and Parks Department Senior Fisheries Biologist Mark Fincel says estimates show the...
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Lawmakers to Mull Child Abuse, Disease Outbreaks and Roads

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lawmakers this week will consider measures to join states calling for a constitutional convention to require a balanced federal budget, make child abuse allegations clearer and strengthen the state’s ability to react to deadly disease outbreaks. This is the third week in South Dakota’s 39-day legislative session. Here are a...
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South Dakota Cattle on Feed Down 2 Percent from 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 245,000 cattle on feed on Jan. 1, down 2 percent from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during December totaled 32,000 head, down 26 percent from 2014. Marketings...
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Authorities Warn About Drug That Can be Mistaken for Water

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota authorities are warning students and college officials about a drug that can be mistaken for tap water. The Argus Leader reports the state’s Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into South Dakota’s first confirmed report of the drug known as 25i. In its liquid form, the synthetic,...
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