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Fort Pierre Man Sentenced for Theft from Pierre Convenience Store and for ID Theft

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre man was sentenced to seven years in prison for Grand Theft and for violating probation on a previous crime of Identity Theft.  26-year-old Joshua Link was indicted for felony charges of Third Degree Burglary and Grand Theft earlier this year and also faced a misdemeanor charge...
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Eagle Butte Teen Sentenced for Grand Theft Case

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte teen was sentenced Tuesday in a Pierre courtroom for Grand Theft.  18-year-old Judson Two Dogs was arrested last September after a rollover accident was reported east of Pierre.  Officials said that the pickup he was driving had been stolen.  He was later indicted for two counts...
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Midwest, Plains Economic Survey Index Dips

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwest and Plains states dropped last month but continues to suggest improving economic growth for the region. The Mid-America Business Conditions index hit 56.8 in April, compared with 58.2 in March. The confidence index rose to 59.9 last month from 58.2 in March....
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SDSU Extension Offering Food Safety Training

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota State University’s Extension is offering food safety training for growers of fresh fruit and vegetables later this month at several locations across the state. The training will be May 23 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. CDT and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. MDT. The training will be...
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Hunting Guide Sentenced on Federal Gun Charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A McLaughlin hunting guide has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 52-year-old Jess Porras was providing guiding services to a group of hunters from Minnesota in December. After a member of the hunting...
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SD Robo-Call Case Might Go a Different Direction

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An attorney for a South Dakota lawmaker who’s filed a civil lawsuit over a robo-call campaign criticizing Republican legislators says he might pursue the matter a different way. Dakota Dunes lawmaker Dan Lederman has sued in an effort to find out who paid for the calls, and to clarify...
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SD Regents CEO Turns Down Similar Job in Connecticut

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The head of South Dakota’s public university system says he has turned down a similar job in Connecticut. South Dakota Board of Regents CEO Jack Warner says he wants to stay in the state for numerous reasons, including strong university presidents and support from state policymakers. Warner was offered the...
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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Upfront Card Fees

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal lawsuit that aimed to stop a watchdog agency from enforcing credit card rules limiting upfront fees has been dismissed. U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier on Tuesday dismissed the suit by First Premier Bank and Premier Bankcard against the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its director, Richard...
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USDA Says Winter Wheat Prices Down One Cent from Last Month

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The April preliminary winter wheat price in South Dakota is down a penny from last month but up more than a dollar from a year ago. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that the price of $7.30 per bushel is down 1 cent from last month but up $1.13...
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Group Membership Fees Divide SD Lawmakers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Democrats say it’s inappropriate for the state to pay for lawmakers’ membership in an organization they believe is a conservative group dominated by Republicans and large corporations. Republicans say the American Legislative Exchange Council involves both parties, along with businesses, and is aimed at developing better policy. The...
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