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Week of Warm Weather Helps South Dakota Row Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A week of warm weather has helped the development of row crops in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that temperatures over the past week have been well above normal. That aided crops such as corn, soybeans and sunflowers. About two-thirds of the state’s...
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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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