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Lawmakers to Mull Disease Outbreaks, Elections and Overdoses

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lawmakers are entering their second week of a 39-day legislative session in Pierre with measures on election law, disease response and drug overdose prevention before them. House Speaker Pro Tempore Mark Mickelson says the House Judiciary Committee may consider a conflict-of-interest bill spawned by South Dakota’s investment-for-visa scandal on Friday....
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State Looking for Input on Aquatic Invasive Species Rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – New rules are in the works to try to slow the spread of invasive species in South Dakota’s waterways. The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission proposed several regulations to prevent their introduction and slow the spread of existing populations. One proposal would allow conservation officers to require the...
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Martin Teen Pleads ‘No Contest’ in Death of 48-Year-Old Man

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Martin man accused of bludgeoning a man to death in 2012 has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder charges. Bennett County State’s Attorney Ken Orrock says 19-year-old Matthew Libby has no recollection of the events that led to 48-year-old Albert Apple’s death. The Rapid City Journal reports Apple’s...
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Game Commission Adopts Buck Licenses for This Year’s Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Members of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission have set the number of special buck licenses for this year’s deer season. The commission decided this week at its meeting in Pierre that 500 resident buck licenses will be available for the West River season. There are also 500...
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