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Mother of Slain SD Woman Wants Death Penalty

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The mother of a South Dakota woman authorities say was slain by her boyfriend is upset that prosecutors don’t plan to seek the death penalty against the suspect if he’s convicted of murder. Thirty-six-year-old Kent Davidson is accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Crystal Schulz in the head with a...
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SD Governor Cancels Special Legislative Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has canceled a special session of the South Dakota Legislature that was to deal with cost overruns in the construction of a new State Veterans Home in Hot Springs. In a letter to lawmakers, the governor says the special session is no longer necessary because the federal...
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South Dakota Tribal Members to Vote on Alcohol Ban

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Native American tribe that has long battled the devastating effects of alcoholism is planning to ask its tribal members whether it should legalize alcohol on its South Dakota reservation. The Oglala Sioux tribal council voted 9-7 Tuesday to bring the question of legalizing alcohol on the Pine Ridge...
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USDA Says SD Winter Wheat Crop Forecast at 29.7M Bushels

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting South Dakota’s 2013 winter wheat crop to be down 51 percent from last year. The department in its crop production report forecast the crop based on June 1 conditions at 29.7 million bushels, which is unchanged from the May 1 estimate. The...
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