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SD Lawmaker Expects Another Push for Hemp

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota lawmaker expects another attempt in the Legislature next year to push for the easing of restrictions on hemp production. A resolution urging the federal government to reconsider hemp’s status as a controlled substance and recognize its viability as a crop was approved in the House but not...
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South Dakota Cattle on Feed Up 7 Percent from 2013

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals had 240,000 cattle on feed on Feb. 1, up 7 percent from last year. The Agriculture Department says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during January totaled 54,000 head, up 50 percent from 2013. Marketings of fed...
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SD Lawmakers Swap Seats, Look at Extending Terms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The end of a term limit for a South Dakota lawmaker does not mean he or she is done making laws. David Novstrup will reach his four-term limit in the House this year. He hopes to stay in office by switching chambers with his father, fellow Aberdeen Republican Sen. Al...
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Fort Thompson Police Investigate Church Break-in

FORT THOMPSON, S.D. (AP) – Police in Fort Thompson are investigating a break-in and vandalism at a church on the Crow Creek Reservation. Crow Creek Tribe Chairman Brandon Sazue tells KELO television that the tribe has offered a reward of $1,000 for any information on the incident at the Cunkicaske Presbyterian Church in Fort...
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