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Small Plane That Crashed in Pierre Was Home-Built

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration says a single-engine airplane that crashed at the Pierre airport was an SQ2000, a plane that can be built from a kit. The plane crashed on takeoff Tuesday morning and the pilot was killed. He was the only person on board. Authorities have not identified him....
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ND Officials Upset with Mo River Water Charges

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota officials don’t like plans by the Army Corps of Engineers to charge fees for people who want to use Missouri River water. The Corps held a public comment session in Bismarck Tuesday. The idea also drew objections at a public meeting in Pierre, S.D., on Monday. North Dakota...
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10 to be Inducted into SD Hall of Fame Next Month

OACOMA, S.D. (AP) – Ten more people will be inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame during an upcoming ceremony. Hall of Fame officials say the honorees have contributed to the development and heritage of South Dakota. They’ll be inducted during a two-day event in Chamberlain and Oacoma starting Sept. 7. The inductees...
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State’s AG Asking for Mortgage Settlement Proposals

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s attorney general is asking businesses and governmental agencies to submit written proposals on how the remaining portion of mortgage settlement should be spent. Attorney General Marty Jackley joined with other state attorneys general in reaching a $25 billion federal-state agreement with the nation’s five largest mortgages service providers...
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SD Lab Gets Grant to Help Test Synthetic Drugs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says the South Dakota Public Health Laboratory is getting a grant of more than $3,500 to improve its ability to test suspected illegal synthetic drugs. The lab will buy drug test standards that will help test suspected synthetic drugs against known characteristics of banned drugs. Money...
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SD Man Gets Prison for Sexual Contact with Boy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for having sexual contact with an 8-year-old boy. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson announced Tuesday that 30-year-old Markis Rattling Leaf of Mission has been sentenced to 18 1/2 years in prison and five years of supervised...
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SD Officials Seek Penalty for Unemployment Fraud

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans who file fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits may soon have to pay an extra fine for trying to cheat. People are already required to repay any unemployment benefits they receive as a result of fraud. But an advisory panel has endorsed a plan to make people pay an...
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Hantavirus Displaces Families-Moving into FEMA Trailers

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Oglala Sioux Tribe says two families displaced by a rodent-borne virus in their homes have been moved into new trailers. Andre Janis with the tribe’s Home Improvement Program says in a news release that the families recently moved into the new trailers following the discovery of the hantavirus...
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Flags To Fly at Half-Staff Friday for Astronaut

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked that all flags be flown at half-staff in South Dakota on Friday in honor of former astronaut Neil Armstrong. Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. He died on Saturday. He was 82. Daugaard says he’s asking all...
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Several Attend Corps Meeting on Proposed Charge for River Water

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A good crowd attended a Corps of Engineers meeting in Pierre held Monday night on its plan to charge for river water usage. Some state, federal and tribal officials were on hand-or were represented by others-and expressed their opposition to the plan. Attorney General Marty Jackley said in a...
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