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Bond Kept at $200K for Suspect in Fatal SD Crash That Killed Wildlife Researchers

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – A judge is keeping bond at $200,000 for a man charged with vehicular homicide in a crash in southeastern South Dakota that killed two people. Twenty-eight-year-old Ronald Fischer, of Lake Andes, made his first court appearance Wednesday after turning himself in Tuesday. Judge Bruce Anderson said he would appoint...
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Laid Off SD Beef Plant Workers Not Surprised

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Laid-off workers at the Northern Beef Packers plant in the northern South Dakota city of Aberdeen say they haven’t been paid for more than two weeks and the plant hasn’t slaughtered any cattle for more than three weeks. More than 250 workers were laid off Wednesday, following the layoffs of...
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Gant Named Treasurer of National Association

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant has been named treasurer to The National Association of Secretaries of State. As treasurer of NASS, Gant will be a member of the executive committee and serve as President of the organization in 2015. The organization is the oldest nonpartisan organization of public...
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South Dakota Beef Plant Lays Off Workers

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – About two dozen workers at the Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen have been laid off. The American News reports that the workers were laid off during a meeting Wednesday morning. Beef plant officials have not commented on the layoffs. Jeffery LaCroix, a meat cutter, says employees from the killing...
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