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SD Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse Charge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A 21-year-old South Dakota man accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old child has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange has also ordered Christian Whiteman to five years of supervised release. The Dupree man earlier pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact by force. Authorities say...
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GFP Taking Suggestions, Comments on Pheasant Management Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is taking suggestions and comments until Friday on the current pheasant management plan that will be used to draft a new blueprint for the next five years. Division of Wildlife director Tony Leif says the current plan in place since 2009 focused on building...
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Spring Planting Underway in South Dakota But Soils Are Dry

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Spring planting is underway in South Dakota, but another week of warm, dry conditions didn’t help soil moisture. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop progress report that 17 percent of the spring wheat crop, 10 percent of the oats and 7 percent of the barley is in...
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State Board to Advise 4 Historical Societies in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state advisory board wants to provide archiving advice to South Dakota’s local historical societies this summer. The South Dakota State Historical Records Advisory Board has received grant funding to provide advice to four repositories, organizations and historical societies in the state.        The board says the purpose of...
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