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USDA Says Warmer Temperatures Help South Dakota Farmers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Warmer weather across South Dakota helped farmers make good progress on their crops last week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that producers had on average 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat conditions were rated 28 percent very poor, 33 percent poor, 34...
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Interstate Kidnapping Suspect Caught in SD Remains Jailed

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal magistrate has ordered a western Pennsylvania man to remain in jail until he can stand trial on federal charges that he took a 13-year-old girl across state lines for sex. Thirty-one-year-old Joshua Baker of Leeper was originally charged by state authorities with kidnapping the girl whom he had allegedly...
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Man Wanted for Crimes in Washington State Arrested in Pierre Over the Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man wanted for crimes in the state of Washington and for failing to register as a sex offender in Minnesota was taken into custody in Pierre over the weekend.  Paul Keyes, Supervisory Deputy for the U.S. Marshal’s Service in Pierre, says authorities were alerted that 24-year-old Marcus Jones...
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Events Planned This Week as Part of National Law Enforcement Memorial Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This week, May 12 to May 18, has been proclaimed by President Barack Obama as Peace Officer Memorial Week and Wednesday, May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day.  The President has asked Governors of all states to direct that flags fly at half-staff on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to...
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