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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 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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Tribal Leader Wants Boycott of South Dakota City

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – The chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is calling for an economic boycott of the city of Chamberlain, after the school board refused to allow a tribal honoring song during Sunday’s graduation ceremony. The Argus Leader reports that Chairman Brandon Sazue also has called for the withdrawal of millions...
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SD High School Graduates Expected to Increase

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – A new report expects South Dakota to buck the trend of a nationwide decline in high school graduates. The study by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education was presented to the South Dakota Board of Regents this week. It says that South Dakota is expected to show a significant...
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Tribal Members Walk Out of Keystone Oil Pipeline Meeting

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Tribal representatives walked out of a meeting with U.S. State Department officials who came to Rapid City to discuss concerns about the Keystone XL pipeline project. The Rapid City Journal reports that Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer made a statement dismissing the gathering as a sham because no leadership...
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Funding to be Topic at Indian Foster Care Summit

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – How tribes can secure direct funding for foster care will be one of the topics covered during the last day of a summit focusing on Indian child foster care in South Dakota. The three-day summit finishes Friday in Rapid City. The summit is bringing together representatives from the U.S....
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