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Some 12,000 Western SD Residents Without Power

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Black Hills Power says about 7,500 of the company’s 59,000 customers remain without power as the storm recovery effort continues. Vice president of operations Vance Crocker says he expects that about 95 percent of Black Hills Power’s customers will have their service restored by the end of the week....
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National Weather Service

NWS: No Major Flooding Expected from Melting SD Snow

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – No major flooding is expected from melting snow as western South Dakota emerges from an early fall storm that blanketed the region with up to 4 feet or more of snow. National Weather Service hydrologist Melissa Smith in Rapid City says the area was dry before last weekend’s storm, so...
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Judge's Gavel

Last Suspect in Reservation Drug Ring Sentenced

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The last of eight people charged in a violent drug ring on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas has been sentenced to federal prison. The American News reports 22-year-old Andrew Kills Crow was sentenced to 51 months, or a little more than four years behind bars on counts...
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Pouring Milk

Third Public Hearing on Proposed SD Raw Milk Rules

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota agriculture officials are holding a third public hearing Wednesday on proposed rules covering the production, testing and labeling of raw milk offered for sale. State agriculture officials say the regulations are necessary to ensure safety. Raw milk producers and customers say they’d impose too many restrictions. A...
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