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Northern SD Beef Plant Files Bankruptcy Protection

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – An attorney for Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen says the company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Aberdeen Attorney Rory King tells KSFY television that the filing took place Friday afternoon. The company’s employees were told last week that their paychecks would be delayed. The slaughter plant laid off...
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Two Boys Ranch Runaways Caught in Lyman County After Vehicle Chase

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say two runaways from a Sioux Falls-area ranch for troubled boys have been caught after leading authorities on chases involving a stolen vehicle. The Argus Leader reports that the boys were apprehended Monday morning in Lyman County. Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger says he got the call at...
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South Dakota House Explosion Injures Five

WINNER, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say five people were injured after a house exploded in Winner. The Daily Republic reports that the blast occurred at about 6:30 a.m. Friday. The explosion is believed to be propane-related. Four of the victims were transported to a Minneapolis burn unit. One woman was released from a local...
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South Dakota National Guard Prepares for Furloughs

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The military says more than half of South Dakota National Guard employees will be affected by furloughs beginning next month. The Guard says 540 full-time employees out of 958 in the South Dakota National Guard are affected by the budget cuts, known as sequestration. The Rapid City Journal reports...
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