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Judge Sentences Eagle Butte Man to Prison on Assault Charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has been sentenced to six years in prison on an assault charge. Twenty-three-year-old Isiah Mesteth, of Eagle Butte, pleaded guilty in February on a federal charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Authorities say the assault happened in October 2011. Mesteth allegedly hit and...
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No Bond Requirement Reinstated for Man Charged with Grand Theft; Bond Remains at $20,000 for His Wife

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge has changed bond for a man charged with Grand Theft by Deception and Conspiracy to Commit an Unlawful Act and left bond unchanged for his wife-who faces the same charges.  45-year-old George Nelson III and 44-year-old Karla Nelson were indicted for the crimes by a Hughes County...
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US Seasonal Drought Outlook May 16 - August 31, 2013

SDSU Extension Officials Offer Drought Outlook

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The drought outlook brings a mixed bag for the state.  SDSU Extension Climatologist Dennis Todey says eastern locations have seen some improvement throughout the spring while western parts of the state are still experiencing serious drought issues.  Todey says in a press release that western South Dakota and some...
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Attorney General Marty Jackley

Attorney General Warns of Phishing Scam Targeting Wal-Mart Shoppers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Consumers in the state are being warned by the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office to watch for emails that claim to be from Wal-Mart, but are actually part of a “phishing” scam which is designed to obtain personal identifying information.  Attorney General Marty Jackley says the AG’s Consumer Protection...
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