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Men Charged in January Thefts of Vehicles from Hughes and Stanley Counties Sentenced Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two men were sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to separate counts of Grand Theft in Hughes and Stanley counties. 20-year-old James Ross Cowman of Pierre was charged along with Robert Daniel Larson of Pierre earlier this year for a string of motor vehicle thefts in January in Pierre, Fort...
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SDHP Says Hamill Man Killed in Two Vehicle Crash North of Martin

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Hamill man died in a two vehicle crash near Martin yesterday afternoon.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says that 66-year-old Douglas Martin Ekberg was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram pickup westbound on 289th Street in Bennett County with two passengers in the vehicle.  Ekberg’s pickup struck the rear...
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Federal Judge Dismisses ND Housing Kickbacks Case

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed the case of a man accused of accepting kickbacks for housing contracts on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. A jury in North Dakota last month found Michael Addington not guilty of accepting a bribe by an agent of an organization receiving federal funds. The panel...
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Beef Plant Looking for Buyer, Not Reorganization

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state-of-the-art South Dakota beef packing plant that has lacked the money to ramp up to full production is set on finding a buyer rather than reorganizing. Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month. Plant executives have been working with investment banking firm...
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