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Four Crew Names Released from B-1B Bomber Crash

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (AP) – The Air Force has released the names of the four South Dakota crew members who safely ejected from a B-1B bomber that crashed in Montana. Maj. Frank Biancardi II and Capt. Curtis Michael were the instructor pilots on board. Capt. Chad Nishizuka and Capt. Brandon Packard were...
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SD Task Force Meets on Medicaid Expansion Study

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state task force studying the possibility of expanding South Dakota’s Medicaid program is hammering out the details of a report for Gov. Dennis Daugaard and the Legislature. The task force won’t recommend whether Medicaid should be expanded, but instead will identify the advantages and disadvantages of doing so. The...
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USDA Says Row Crop Development Continues to Lag in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The winter wheat harvest and the development of row crops continue to lag behind last year’s pace in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that the past week was marked by continued below-normal temperatures. Eighty-seven percent of the state’s winter wheat crop...
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Pierre Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft From Federal Government

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Pierre woman has pleaded guilty to stealing from the federal government. Thirty-seven-year-old Brandis Rose was accused of misappropriating more than $8,700 while working in 2009 for South Dakota CARES, an organization affiliated with the federal Social Security Administration. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Rose will be sentenced Oct. 28...
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