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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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Woman Sentenced in Connection with Rosebud Double Homicide

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota woman has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in connection with a double homicide on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange has sentenced 37-year-old Crystal Red Hawk after she pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder. Two St. Francis brothers, 24-year-old BillyRay...
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