Exotic Animals Find Homes in SD Backyards

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Animal Industry Board’s licensing database shows that South Dakotans are providing homes to some interesting animals – including Siberian tigers and a black bear. In the small town of Delmont, with a population of about 230 residents, one home has five tigers, a leopard and a...
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Frozen, Icy Branches

Drivers in the Dakotas Deal With Slick Roads and Wintry Weather

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Freezing rain is causing travel problems in parts of the Dakotas. The National Weather Service early Monday issued advisories for freezing rain and wintry weather in eastern North Dakota, and northeastern and east central South Dakota. The rain was forecast to turn to snow later in the day, with heavy...
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SD House Panel Approves Bill on Arming Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has narrowly approved a bill that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns to protect against attacks like last month’s school shooting in Connecticut. The Education Committee voted 8-7 to send the measure to the full House for further debate....
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Governor Dennis Daugaard

SD Governor Opposes Allowing Mixed Martial Arts Bouts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he opposes a bill that would create a state athletic commission because it would legitimize mixed martial arts fights, events he says are so violent they don’t deserve to be called sports. The Senate State Affairs Committee on Friday approved a bill that would...
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