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Feds Reopen Public Comment Period on Butterflies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Federal officials have reopened the public comment period on its proposal to designate critical habitat for two Upper Midwest butterfly species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last year proposed listing the Dakota skipper as threatened and the Poweshiek skipperling as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Both species...
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EPA Helping Pierre Develop Green Infrastructure

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Federal environmental officials say Pierre is among a number of capital cities that are receiving technical assistance to develop sustainable infrastructure. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is helping the Capital City redesign its historic Pierre Street, using green infrastructure to reduce stormwater runoff and improve resiliency to extreme climate conditions....
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Visa Program on Agenda for Legislators in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lawmakers on a legislative committee in Pierre plan to take more testimony on a federal program that lets foreign investors get citizenship with an investment in a rural job-creating project. The Government Operations and Audit Committee meets Wednesday in Pierre. Its members plan to look at written answers provided by...
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Jury Reaches Verdict in McCahren Trial

WINNER, S.D. – A Tripp County Jury has reached a verdict in the Braiden McCahren trial. McCahren was found not guilty of First Degree Murder, guilty of Second Degree Murder, not guilty of Attempted First Degree Murder and guilty of Aggravated Assault. McCahren was lead away in handcuffs and a date for his sentencing...
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