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SD Law Allows Use of Dogs to Hunt Mountain Lions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure allowing the use of dogs for mountain lion hunting. The bill also allows a leashed dog to be used to track and retrieve any big game animal that is wounded or presumed dead. Hounds had not been used for...
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Swearing In Ceremony for Special Tribal Prosecutor Erin Shanley March 2013

New Federal Prosecutor Starts Job at Standing Rock

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Federal authorities say a new prosecutor has begun handling cases on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in South Dakota and North Dakota. Erin Shanley was sworn in last week as special assistant U.S. attorney for the tribe. She is headquartered at the tribal court offices in Fort Yates, N.D. Brendan...
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SD Woman Charged with Embezzling from Elevator

BURKE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman is accused of embezzling more than $17,000 from the Gregory Farmer’s Elevator. Twenty-nine-year-old Melissa Vosika is charged with seven counts of embezzlement, three counts of forgery, three counts of altering corporate records and one count of attempted embezzlement. The Daily Republic of Mitchell reports that Vosika...
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SD Governor Signs Needs-Based Scholarship Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure that sets up a state scholarship that will award money based on students’ financial need. When the Legislature passed the bill last week, Senate Republican Leader Russell Olson of Wentworth said South Dakota until now has been the only...
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