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Researcher: Tribes Vary Greatly on Medical Studies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Native American public health investigator says tribes are interested in taking part in medical research studies but vary greatly on what is considered culturally acceptable. Linda Burhansstipanov with the Native American Cancer Research Corp. spoke Wednesday at a summit hosted by the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian...
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BPI Gets ‘Pink Slime’ Lawsuit Back to State Court

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge has moved a South Dakota beef processing company’s lawsuit against ABC News for defamation back to state court. Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News Inc. for defamation over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime.” The company is seeking $1.2 billion in...
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Third of Four Services to Honor Means is Thursday

WIND CAVE, S.D. (AP) – The third of four ceremonies to honor the life of former American Indian Movement activist Russell Means will be Thursday in the Black Hills. Means will be honored at 12 p.m. at Wind Cave. Means died in October at his home on the Pine Ridge reservation after battling cancer....
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Storms Cause Damage in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Storms packing strong winds caused damage in parts of South Dakota, but no injuries were immediately reported. Jim and Judy Holzwarth say a cabin on their property overlooking the Missouri River north of Pierre was destroyed by wind early Wednesday. No one was inside at the time. The National Weather...
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SD Work Group Will Review Consumer Protection Laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has appointed a panel to review the state’s consumer protection laws. Jackley says the work group includes state lawmakers, officials from state and local government agencies, law enforcement officers, business owners and representatives of some business associations. The attorney general says the group will...
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SD Law Limits Where 85-Octane Fuel Can be Sold

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials say motorists and gasoline retailers should remember that South Dakota law now limits where 85-octane fuel can be sold and requires cautionary labels on pumps that dispense the low-octane fuel. The law that took effect in March requires that pumps selling 85-octane fuel must carry a warning label...
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Court Setback for SD Teenage Murder Suspect

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A judge is granting prosecutors access to the psychological evaluation of a 17-year-old Pierre boy charged with murder. Defense attorneys say psychologists who questioned Braiden McCahren went too far, delving into the events surrounding the Dec. 18 fatal shooting of 16-year-old Dalton Williams. They say that violated McCahren’s constitutional rights,...
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Mother of Slain SD Woman Wants Death Penalty

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The mother of a South Dakota woman authorities say was slain by her boyfriend is upset that prosecutors don’t plan to seek the death penalty against the suspect if he’s convicted of murder. Thirty-six-year-old Kent Davidson is accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Crystal Schulz in the head with a...
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SD Governor Cancels Special Legislative Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has canceled a special session of the South Dakota Legislature that was to deal with cost overruns in the construction of a new State Veterans Home in Hot Springs. In a letter to lawmakers, the governor says the special session is no longer necessary because the federal...
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South Dakota Tribal Members to Vote on Alcohol Ban

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Native American tribe that has long battled the devastating effects of alcoholism is planning to ask its tribal members whether it should legalize alcohol on its South Dakota reservation. The Oglala Sioux tribal council voted 9-7 Tuesday to bring the question of legalizing alcohol on the Pine Ridge...
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