State Seeks Comments on 5-Year Elk Management Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is taking input on its proposed elk management plan for the next five years. The department’s Division of Wildlife says the document goes over how the state proposes to manage the big game species associated with the state’s diverse habitats and land...
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State’s Attorney Deadrick Switching to Secretary of State

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – Charles Mix County State’s Attorney Tom Deadrick will resign his current post to join the office of incoming Secretary of State Shantel Krebs. The Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan reports that Deadrick will join Krebs’s office on Jan. 2, where he will assume the role of deputy secretary for...
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Grants Available for SD Wildlife Projects

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Some funding is available to researchers, educators and naturalists who have an idea for a native wildlife project. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ Wildlife Diversity Program will take proposals for its small grants program starting Jan. 1. They’re due by Feb. 15. A total of $20,000 is available...
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SD Crime Lab Reduces DNA Test Turnaround Times

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Criminal Investigation Division says it has significantly reduced the average turnaround time for forensic testing this year. The Argus Leader division director Jon Bierne says the average wait time for DNA test results at the state crime lab dropped from 123 days in January to 33 days in...
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