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Bank Robbery Suspects Sentenced, will be Deported

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Mexican couple who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $2,000 from a Pierre bank last November has been sentenced to time behind bars and will face deportation.   37-year-old Ismael Espinoza Ortiz was sentenced to seven years each for bank larceny and illegal re-entry after deportation, with the sentences...
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April Weather puts Damper on Special South Dakota Goose Hunt

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials say a cold April with snow and ice storms put a damper on an experimental monthlong program to reduce Canada geese depredation in six problem counties.  Keith Fisk with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks says that only 820 geese were killed. Officials were hoping that...
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South Dakota Demos Seek Information on Labor Recruiting Plan

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Democratic state lawmakers have asked South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard for information on the state’s $5 million contract with a national recruiting firm that is seeking to find new workers to fill jobs in the state.  Representative Susan Wismer of Britton and Senator Billie Sutton of Burke say they...
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USGS taking over satellite mission from NASA

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey EROS Center in Sioux Falls will officially take over the Landsat 8 satellite mission from NASA on Thursday.  The center north of Sioux Falls is collecting at least 400 Landsat 8 scenes per day from around the world. The images are archived and made...
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