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Two SD Men Plead Guilty in Bird-Killing Cases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota men have recently pleaded guilty in separate cases dealing with the illegal killing of birds. Fifty-one-year-old Jeffery Jessop, of Presho, pleaded guilty to killing at least three federally protected bald and golden eagles and at least 15 hawks on his Lyman County ranch over a period...
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West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquito Pools

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Health is reporting the season’s first West Nile virus detections in mosquito pools in Brookings and Hughes counties. In 2012, the first positive mosquito pool was detected July 2 and the first human case was reported July 13. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says it might...
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1 vehicle crash outside of Selby

Mobridge, SD (KOLY). At 6:25 this morning an accident was reported just south of Selby on Highway 83 at mile marker 205. One vehicle left the roadway and entered the west ditch and came in contact with a culvert. There were 5 occupants in the car. The car was driven by Wendy Denning, 42...
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US Senate Approves Minuteman Missile Bill

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Senate has approved legislation to construct a visitor center at the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in South Dakota. Senators John Thune and Tim Johnson announced Thursday that the Senate unanimously approved the legislation. The bill calls for transferring approximately 29 acres of National Forest Service land...
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Opponents of $16M Fort Pierre Project Go to Court

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Opponents of a proposed $16 million Missouri River development in Fort Pierre are asking a judge to add more issues to a public vote on the project. The City Council earlier this month accepted some referral petitions and scheduled a July 9 election on a boat storage area approved...
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House Farm Bill Failure Upsets Dakotas Farmers

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Farm groups and politicians in the Dakotas say the failure of the U.S. House to pass a farm bill is disappointing. The $500 billion proposal failed on a 234-195 vote Thursday. Many Republicans wanted deeper cuts to the food stamp program, and the bill also suffered from lack of Democratic...
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Deployment Ceremony Planned for July 6 for SDNG’s 152nd CSSB Based in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Preparations are underway for a mobilization ceremony that will be held within the next few weeks for the Pierre-based members of the South Dakota National Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. Close to 70 members of the 152nd CSSB will be part of a deployment ceremony Saturday, July 6...
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Hughes County Courthouse Elevator is Inoperable for a Few Weeks

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The elevator at the Hughes County Courthouse is out of service for a few weeks.  County officials say the elevator broke down yesterday.  County Manager Kevin Hipple says it’s been determined that new parts are needed to get the elevator repaired and it will take a week for the...
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Rapid City Man Arrested in Pierre for Threatening Two People with Machete

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Rapid City man was arrested Tuesday evening after police were told that he had threatened two people at a Pierre hotel.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were called to the Pierre Inn and Suites about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.  They later took 29-year-old Jonathan Packard into custody. ...
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Sentencings Set for Two Men Charged for January Vehicle Thefts

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man pleaded guilty Wednesday to separate counts of Grand Theft in two cases-one from Stanley County and the other from Hughes County.  Authorities charged 19-year-old Robert Daniel Larson with the thefts of motor vehicles in Pierre and Fort Pierre in January.   Stanley County States Attorney Tom P....
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