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SD Has First West Nile Virus Case of the Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has its first confirmed case of West Nile virus this year. The state Health Department says the case is in a Hughes County resident who is in his or her 20s. The person was not hospitalized. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger is reminding people to protect themselves from the...
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Mission Man Ordered to Federal Prison for Assault

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Mission man has been sentenced to one year in federal prison for assault. The incident happened in July 2013. Authorities say 24-year-old Waylon Black Lance Jr. struck the victim on the head and face with his fists. Black Lance pleaded guilty in May to assault by striking, beating...
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2 Senate Candidates Support Minimum Wage Hike

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two of the four candidates for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson support a minimum wage hike. The other two oppose a state ballot initiative looking to raise it from $7.25 per hour to $8.50. Independent Gordon Howie says the real problem is the...
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Much of Dakotas on Alert for Flash Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Residents in much of the Dakotas are on alert for flash flooding as a storm system sweeps in from the Rockies. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through tonight for western and central North Dakota, and for western and north central South Dakota through Saturday-at the...
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