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Man Accused of Killing Researchers on Trial in SD

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man accused of driving drunk and killing two federal wildlife researchers more than a year ago is on trial in Charles Mix County. Thirty-year-old Ronald Fischer Jr., of Lake Andes, has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and vehicular homicide charges. His trial began Monday. He could...
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SD Retired Nurse Claims $200K Wild Card 2 Jackpot

HOVEN, S.D. (AP) – A retired nurse in Hoven has claimed the $200,000 Wild Card 2 jackpot in Saturday’s drawing. South Dakota Lottery officials say Christa Ramirez is the lucky ticket holder. Officials say Ramirez matched all five white ball numbers and the wild card. Ramirez says she immediately “didn’t believe” she hit the...
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SD Highway Patrol Plans Sobriety Checkpoints

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol says it is targeting 17 counties with sobriety checkpoints in October. The Patrol announced the checkpoints on Monday. The counties scheduled for sobriety checkpoints in October are: Brookings, Brown, Clay, Codington, Davison, Hamlin, Hughes, Lawrence, Lincoln, Meade, Minnehaha, Moody, Roberts, Sanborn, Spink, Tripp and Walworth.
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Hot Lotto Ticket Sold in Kadoka Worth $9,000

KADOKA, S.D. (AP) – A Hot Lotto ticket sold in Kadoka is worth $9,000 in the latest drawing. State lottery officials say the ticket matched four of five white ball numbers and the Hot Ball to win the game’s $3,000 third prize, at odds of 1 in about 139,000. The ticket holder also had...
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