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Republicans, Court Ship Oil Pipeline Decision Back to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional Republicans and Nebraska’s Supreme Court have shipped the Keystone XL oil pipeline project right back to a reluctant President Barack Obama. Obama is so loath to make the call that deliberations have entered their sixth year, nearly as long as he has held office. He has blamed the delays on...
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Man Accused of Causing Woman to Drive Recklessly Sentenced

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man accused of assaulting a woman and causing her to drive recklessly has been sentenced. U.S. District Court Judge Roberto Lange has ordered 36-year-old Joe Scott to 27 months in prison and two years of supervised release. The Okreek man earlier pleaded guilty to assault by strangulation...
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GFP Commission to Consider Dog Hunting on Mountain Lions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Game, Fish and Parks commissioners will take input next week on a proposal to allow the use of hounds for mountain lion hunting outside of the Black Hills. The commission will hold its monthly meeting Thursday and Friday in Pierre at the RedRossa Convention Center. The proposal is the result...
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$7.6 Million Awarded for Environmental Projects by Board of Water & Natural Resources

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved more than $7.6 million dollars in grants, loans and other awards for water and waste projects.  Governor Dennis Daugaard announced the project funding Thursday.  The grants and loans provided by the board are administered through the Department of Environment...
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