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SD Lawmakers Consider Livestock Inspection Fees

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel is reviewing 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 board decided last month to boost the inspection fee from 90 cents a head to $1. The increase...
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USDA: Below Normal Temps Provide Few Days for Fieldwork in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Below normal temperatures have limited the ability for snow to melt and kept soil temperatures at or below freezing across South Dakota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that farmers and ranchers had 1.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Activities included applying fertilizer to wheat,...
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Error Causes Confusion with Inmate from Hughes County

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say an inmate who they believed went missing briefly Monday morning was actually never missing and was where he was supposed to be. State prison officials had said 35-year-old Aaron Olson left the prison Monday morning to go to his work-release job but didn’t show up there and...
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Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Conversion of Mortgaged Property

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A former Glenham area resident has entered a guilty plea to a federal charge of Conversion of Farm Service Agency Mortgaged Property.  25-year-old Wroper Kosel of Bismarck, North Dakota appeared in court before U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange last Tuesday, March 26 to plead guilty to the charge.  Kosel...
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