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Woman Dies in Parkston House Fire

  PARKSTON, S.D. (AP) — A retired school art teacher has died in a house fire in the southeastern South Dakota city of Parkston.  Authorities say 64-year-old Kathie Neal died in the fire early Wednesday. She lived alone.  The cause of the blaze was not immediately determined, but investigators said it appeared to be...
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Fort Pierre Ranger District Hires Acting Ranger

  FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service’s Fort Pierre Ranger District has a new acting district ranger.  Daniel Svingen comes from Bismarck, N.D, where he has served as the wildlife program manager on the Dakota Prairie Grasslands since 1999.  He began his new duties on Monday.  Nebraska National Forests & Grassland’s...
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Death Penalty To Be Considered in South Dakota Death

  CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) — Prosecutors say they will decide within a week whether to seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing a Mitchell woman, should he be convicted of the crime.  Thirty-six-year-old Kent Davidson is accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Crystal Schulz in the head with a shotgun on March...
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Trial Set for South Dakota Women in Childs Death in Gann Valley

  CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman accused of beating a 4-year-old boy.  The trial for 22-year-old Donika Gonzalez, of Gann Valley, was scheduled during a motions hearing Tuesday at the Brule County Courthouse in Chamberlain.  Gonzalez is accused of slapping, kicking, shoving and stomping Mason Naser to death in her home...
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