BFD Responds to Tractor Fire

BLUNT, S.D. – (DRG News) Members of the Blunt Fire Department spent a few hours Tuesday evening and additional time this morning at the site of a tractor fire-about a half mile northeast of Blunt.  Blunt Fire Chief Jan Harkless says crews were told of the tractor fire about 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.  The tractor...
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William “Bill” Smith

Smith Tabbed as Director of SD Ag Department Division

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Agriculture Department says William Smith has been named director of the agency’s resource conservation and forestry division. Smith has worked for the agency since 2009 as a conservation program manager. The agency says agriculture is South Dakota’s No. 1 industry, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity...
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Former SD Prosecutor Charged With 3 Counts of Rape

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Attorney General’s office says the former Walworth County state’s attorney has been arrested and charged with three counts of rape. The Aberdeen American News reports that 34-year-old Christopher Robert Jansen of Selby has recently done court-appointed defense work in Brown County. A spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s...
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Effort Aims for No Fatalities on I-90, I-94

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Law enforcement agencies in the Dakotas are joining counterparts in 13 other states in a four-day interstate enforcement campaign on Interstates 90 and 94. The “I-90/94 Challenge” has a goal of zero fatalities on the two interstates between Washington state and New York state through Monday, and a 50 percent...
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