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SD’s 125th Anniversary May Not Feature Big Bash

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s celebration of its 125th anniversary of statehood may not feature a big bash, at least not on the scale of the closing events held for the state’s centennial in 1989. A commission appointed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard held its first meeting Wednesday to discuss the statehood anniversary. Members...
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Farmland Value Up in Upper Midwest Despite Drought

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Drought that devastated crops and pastures in much of the Upper Midwest last year didn’t stop the price of farmland from shooting higher, especially in North Dakota. The Agriculture Department says the average price of an acre of North Dakota cropland has risen nearly 42 percent over the year....
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Leaders of Reservation Drug Ring Sentenced

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Two leaders of a violent group that distributed methamphetamine and cocaine on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation have been sentenced. Authorities say 26-year-old Marco Uribe stuck the barrel of a handgun into the mouth of a kidnapping victim, and 26-year-old Jose Garcia gave partygoers free cocaine in an attempt to...
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Judge Stepping Down in 5th Judicial Circuit in SD

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The presiding judge in South Dakota’s 5th Judicial Circuit is stepping down early next year. Jack Von Wald has been the head judge in the circuit for 10 years. He tells the American News that his last day on the bench will be Jan. 8. The Groton native has been...
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