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SD Law Limits Where 85-Octane Fuel Can be Sold

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials say motorists and gasoline retailers should remember that South Dakota law now limits where 85-octane fuel can be sold and requires cautionary labels on pumps that dispense the low-octane fuel. The law that took effect in March requires that pumps selling 85-octane fuel must carry a warning label...
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Braiden McCahren Entering Hughes County Courthouse June 11, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Court Setback for SD Teenage Murder Suspect

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A judge is granting prosecutors access to the psychological evaluation of a 17-year-old Pierre boy charged with murder. Defense attorneys say psychologists who questioned Braiden McCahren went too far, delving into the events surrounding the Dec. 18 fatal shooting of 16-year-old Dalton Williams. They say that violated McCahren’s constitutional rights,...
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Mother of Slain SD Woman Wants Death Penalty

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The mother of a South Dakota woman authorities say was slain by her boyfriend is upset that prosecutors don’t plan to seek the death penalty against the suspect if he’s convicted of murder. Thirty-six-year-old Kent Davidson is accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Crystal Schulz in the head with a...
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SD Governor Cancels Special Legislative Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has canceled a special session of the South Dakota Legislature that was to deal with cost overruns in the construction of a new State Veterans Home in Hot Springs. In a letter to lawmakers, the governor says the special session is no longer necessary because the federal...
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