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Leaders of Reservation Drug Ring Sentenced

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Two leaders of a violent group that distributed methamphetamine and cocaine on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation have been sentenced. Authorities say 26-year-old Marco Uribe stuck the barrel of a handgun into the mouth of a kidnapping victim, and 26-year-old Jose Garcia gave partygoers free cocaine in an attempt to...
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Judge Stepping Down in 5th Judicial Circuit in SD

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The presiding judge in South Dakota’s 5th Judicial Circuit is stepping down early next year. Jack Von Wald has been the head judge in the circuit for 10 years. He tells the American News that his last day on the bench will be Jan. 8. The Groton native has been...
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SD Department of Agriculture

SD Leading 3-State Trade Mission to Russia

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Agriculture Department is leading a three-state trade mission to Russia to tout beef cow genetics in the Northern Plains. Officials with the state agriculture departments in Kansas and Montana also will be involved in the trip planned for late October, along with beef producers and industry representatives. Russia...
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Larger Starting Jackpots for Mega Millions Game

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Lottery Commission has approved larger starting jackpots for the Mega Millions lotto game. If the changes are approved by a rules committee, the starting jackpot would increase from $12 million to $15 million and jackpots would grow by at least $5 million after each drawing without a...
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