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South Dakota Supreme Court Affirms Piper Conviction and Death Sentence

PIERRE, S.D  – (SD State News)  Today the South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed Briley Wayne Piper’s conviction and capital sentence for the murder of Allan Poage. Piper pled guilty to murdering Poage in Lawrence County and was sentenced to death.  Piper’s death sentence was later overturned and his case was returned to the trial...
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Youth Treatment Center in Chamberlain Closing

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A treatment center for troubled youth in the city of Chamberlain is closing. The Daily Republic reports that Florida-based Youth Services International Inc. last week told the nearly 40 staff members at the Chamberlain Academy that it would be shut down. The specific date depends on how long it takes...
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Northern Lights May Expand South Next Couple Days

WASHINGTON (AP) – Residents of the Northern Plains thawing out from a bitter freeze may get rewarded with shimmering northern lights the next couple days. Federal space weather forecaster Joe Kunches said the sun shot out a strong solar flare late Tuesday, which should arrive at Earth early Thursday. It should shake up Earth’s...
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State: $1.3M Spent at SD Farmers Markets in 2013

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials say South Dakota’s farmers markets are a small but growing part of the ag economy. The Agriculture Department says sales topped $1.3 million at the 60-plus markets in the state last year. The department worked with 12 of the operations to determine gross sales, pricing of products and...
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