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New Judge Named to Fourth Circuit in South Dakota

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – A new judge has been appointed to the Fourth Judicial Circuit in South Dakota. The South Dakota Supreme Court has approved the appointment of Eric Strawn as a part-time magistrate judge for the Fourth Circuit. The Fourth Circuit covers the counties of Butte, Dewey, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Perkins and Ziebach....
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Update: Winner House Explosion Injures Five

WINNER, S.D. (AP) – Four people remain hospitalized after being seriously injured during a house explosion in Winner that authorities believe was due to a faulty propane line. The Daily Republic reports that the blast occurred at about 6:30 a.m. on Friday. Five people were hurt, and four were transported to a Minneapolis burn...
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Northern SD Beef Plant Files Bankruptcy Protection

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – An attorney for Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen says the company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Aberdeen Attorney Rory King tells KSFY television that the filing took place Friday afternoon. The company’s employees were told last week that their paychecks would be delayed. The slaughter plant laid off...
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Two Boys Ranch Runaways Caught in Lyman County After Vehicle Chase

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say two runaways from a Sioux Falls-area ranch for troubled boys have been caught after leading authorities on chases involving a stolen vehicle. The Argus Leader reports that the boys were apprehended Monday morning in Lyman County. Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger says he got the call at...
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