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Martin Teen Pleads ‘No Contest’ in Death of 48-Year-Old Man

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Martin man accused of bludgeoning a man to death in 2012 has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder charges. Bennett County State’s Attorney Ken Orrock says 19-year-old Matthew Libby has no recollection of the events that led to 48-year-old Albert Apple’s death. The Rapid City Journal reports Apple’s...
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Game Commission Adopts Buck Licenses for This Year’s Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Members of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission have set the number of special buck licenses for this year’s deer season. The commission decided this week at its meeting in Pierre that 500 resident buck licenses will be available for the West River season. There are also 500...
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Jackley: Dangerous Synthetic Drug Has Come to South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says a dangerous synthetic drug that’s become popular with young people is surfacing on the state’s college campuses. Jackley confirmed this week that the drug known as 25i or NBOMe is being sold in South Dakota. The drug has been used nationwide for a few years...
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New Budget Projections Predict 2018 Budget Year Deficit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – New long-range budget forecasts from Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s administration show South Dakota could have a $12.8 million budget deficit in fiscal year 2018. The long-term budget projections released on Friday are part of Daugaard’s quest to improve South Dakota’s rating among credit rating agencies. The new tools will allow lawmakers...
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