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SD Lawmakers Approve Livestock Inspection Fees

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has approved the state Brand Board’s decision to increase the fee for livestock inspections designed to prevent the theft of cattle, horses and mules in western South Dakota. The unanimous vote Tuesday by the Rules Review Committee allows the Brand Board to go ahead with its plan...
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Report of Hay Fire on Semi Trailer Turns Out to be Unfounded

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre firefighters were called this morning to the report that a load of hay being carried on a semi-truck was on fire.  Fire crews were notified that a truck had been spotted in east Pierre near the intersection of Garfield and Wells Avenues about 7:05 a.m. this morning and...
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Governor Names Lentsch Ag Secretary as Bones Retires

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is getting a new leader. Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones has announced that he’s retiring from his position effective April 29. The Parker native says he’s returning to his farm. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he’s appointing Lucas Lentsch of Pierre to replace Bones. Daugaard says...
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Presho Man Changes Plea for Weapons Charge in Federal Court

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News)  A Presho man has changed his plea on a federal weapons charge.  36-year-old Clint Brown appeared in federal court in Pierre Monday and entered a guilty plea to a charge of “Felon and Drug User in Possession of a Firearm”.  The firearm charge is linked to an incident last...
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