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Wakpala Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder in 2008 Death

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Wakpala man accused in a September 2008 beating death has pleaded not guilty in federal court to second-degree murder and assault. Twenty-five-year-old Stoney End of Horn is accused of beating Pauline Brave Crow in rural Wakpala, causing a head injury that killed her. Court documents do not indicate the...
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Planes Search for Hunters Possibly Lost by Storm

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Pilots with the South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol are searching for hunters who might be lost in the Black Hills after the weekend snowstorm. The Department of Game, Fish and Parks says it had two calls earlier but they turned out to be people operating snow...
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Group: SD Has 2nd-Lowest Drug Overdose Death Rate

WASHINGTON (AP) – A public health group says South Dakota has the second-lowest rate of drug overdose deaths in the nation. According to the report by the Trust for America’s Health, 6.3 of every 100,000 people in the state died from a drug overdose in 2010. The document says prescription drug related deaths now...
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SD Crews Help West River Co-ops Restore Power

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Electrical workers, construction crews and National Guard members from eastern South Dakota and nearby states are helping to restore power at six electrical cooperatives in the western part of the state. The state Rural Electric Association says more than 160 people from 20 South Dakota co-ops, a Minnesota cooperative, a...
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Cattle Losses Hampered By End of Disaster Programs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Western South Dakota ranchers suffered heavy cattle losses in the last weekend’s blizzard, and their recovery could be hampered by the expiration of government livestock disaster programs. Union Center rancher Gary Cammack says he lost about 70 cows and some calves, roughly 15 percent of his herd. But he is...
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Stanley County to Play Homecoming Game Tonight…Here’s a Look Back at Friday’s Parade

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Changes were made to more than one area high school football game on Friday because of the weather, including Stanley County’s game against Jones County.  Despite Stanley County’s Homecoming game being moved to tonight at 6:00 p.m., the pep rally and parade were held.  Shown below are a...
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Early Snowstorm Kills Scores of Western SD Cattle

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The director of an agricultural organization says more than 5 percent of the cattle in western South Dakota might have been killed from the wind and snow of a weekend storm. South Dakota Stockgrowers Association Director Silvia Christen says she has talked with ranchers who have lost 20 percent to...
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Aerial Search on for Hunters Lost in SD Snowstorm

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Pilots with the South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol are searching for hunters who might be stranded in the Black Hills after the weekend snowstorm. The Department of Game, Fish and Parks asked for the search after getting numerous reports of stranded hunters. The agency could not...
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AP IMPACT: Tribes Mishandle Funds, Go Unpunished

ETHETE, Wyo. (AP) – Internal audits show that American Indian tribes have been caught misappropriating tens of millions of taxpayer dollars. But federal authorities do little about it because of a lack of oversight, resources or political will. An Associated Press review of summaries of audits shows that serious concerns were consistently raised regarding...
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Rapid City Airport Reopens After Weekend Storm

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Rapid City’s airport has reopened, after being shut down by a weekend snowstorm that dumped nearly 2 feet of snow on the city. The airport reopened at 8 a.m. Monday, after crews removed snow, restored electricity and repaired damage from the storm. Officials say there is more cleanup to...
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