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Investigation Being Conducted Following Death of Baby in Pierre Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. - (DRG News) The Hughes County State’s Attorney has ordered an autopsy following the death of an infant male Tuesday in Pierre.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says emergency responders were summoned to a residence in the 2400 block of East Irwin Tuesday afternoon about 5:20 p.m. where it was said an infant...
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Judge's Gavel, Scales and Law Book

Court Rules Against Reporter in Death Records Suit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A judge ruled against a journalist in a lawsuit seeking more information about the death of former state economic development director Richard Benda. Circuit Judge Kathleen Trandahl says Attorney General Marty Jackley was justified in not releasing details into Benda’s death out of privacy concerns for his daughter. Journalist...
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Daugaard Proclaims September as Honey Month in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed September as Honey Month in South Dakota. South Dakota ranks among the top five honey producing states with 225 beekeepers who maintain 324,000 colonies. The soil, topography and weather during the summer have led South Dakota to cash in on the honey business. The state’s...
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Hay Bale

DOT: Hay Must be Removed from Highway Right of Way

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is reminding farmers and ranchers to remove all processed hay from the highway right of way. The agency says state regulations require that hay be removed from the right of way within 30 days of being processed, but no later than Oct. 1. Officials...
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