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Bryce Healy

Former Lands Commissioner Hired by Contractors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former state School and Public Lands Commissioner Bryce Healy is becoming the executive director of an organization that represents South Dakota building contractors. The Associated General Contractors of South Dakota Building Chapter represents more than 200 general contractors, suppliers and service firms in the state. It works on legislation,...
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Gas Prices on Pace for All-Time Highs in ND, SD

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Gas prices in the Dakotas are poised to reach all-time highs. AAA North Dakota spokesman Gene LaDoucer says he expects the state to break the statewide average of $4.08 a gallon. The average price in the state Friday was $3.98, with some stations charging as much as $4.29. An AAA...
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SD Officials Say Not Enough Notice Given on Summit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The head of South Dakota’s Department of Social Services says the state wasn’t given enough notice about a conference on Indian child foster care in Rapid City. The summit that wrapped up Friday brought together representatives from the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of Justice, tribal...
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Prosecutors Won’t Seek Death Penalty in SD Killing

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – Prosecutors say they will not seek the death penalty if a man accused of killing a Mitchell woman is convicted. Thirty-six-year-old Kent Davidson is accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Crystal Schulz in the head with a shotgun on March 11. Her body was found three days later in a shed...
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Former Texas Congressman to Speak at SD Ag Summit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Stenholm of Texas will be the keynote speaker next month at South Dakota’s annual Governor’s Ag Development Summit. Stenholm was a member of the Agriculture Committee during his 26 years in the U.S. House.  South Dakota Agriculture Department officials say Stenholm earned a reputation for building...
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Judge Sentences Eagle Butte Man to Prison on Assault Charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has been sentenced to six years in prison on an assault charge. Twenty-three-year-old Isiah Mesteth, of Eagle Butte, pleaded guilty in February on a federal charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Authorities say the assault happened in October 2011. Mesteth allegedly hit and...
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No Bond Requirement Reinstated for Man Charged with Grand Theft; Bond Remains at $20,000 for His Wife

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge has changed bond for a man charged with Grand Theft by Deception and Conspiracy to Commit an Unlawful Act and left bond unchanged for his wife-who faces the same charges.  45-year-old George Nelson III and 44-year-old Karla Nelson were indicted for the crimes by a Hughes County...
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US Seasonal Drought Outlook May 16 - August 31, 2013

SDSU Extension Officials Offer Drought Outlook

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The drought outlook brings a mixed bag for the state.  SDSU Extension Climatologist Dennis Todey says eastern locations have seen some improvement throughout the spring while western parts of the state are still experiencing serious drought issues.  Todey says in a press release that western South Dakota and some...
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Attorney General Marty Jackley

Attorney General Warns of Phishing Scam Targeting Wal-Mart Shoppers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Consumers in the state are being warned by the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office to watch for emails that claim to be from Wal-Mart, but are actually part of a “phishing” scam which is designed to obtain personal identifying information.  Attorney General Marty Jackley says the AG’s Consumer Protection...
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SD Man Sentenced to Prison for Manslaughter

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A McLaughlin man accused of driving drunk and causing a fatal crash has been sentenced to 1  1/2 years in prison for manslaughter. Thirty-three-year-old Jody Red Bird also was ordered to spend three years on supervised release following his prison term and to pay more than $6,200 in restitution. U.S....
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