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Governor Names Lentsch Ag Secretary as Bones Retires

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is getting a new leader. Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones has announced that he’s retiring from his position effective April 29. The Parker native says he’s returning to his farm. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he’s appointing Lucas Lentsch of Pierre to replace Bones. Daugaard says...
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Presho Man Changes Plea for Weapons Charge in Federal Court

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News)  A Presho man has changed his plea on a federal weapons charge.  36-year-old Clint Brown appeared in federal court in Pierre Monday and entered a guilty plea to a charge of “Felon and Drug User in Possession of a Firearm”.  The firearm charge is linked to an incident last...
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SD Popcorn Manufacturer Making a Name for Itself

LOWER BRULE, S.D. (AP) – A tribally owned popcorn manufacturer in South Dakota is gaining accolades for its products and job opportunities. Situated on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lakota Foods is the first and only Native American-owned company that packages and distributes popcorn. The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe started the business about seven...
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SD Lawmakers Consider Livestock Inspection Fees

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel is reviewing the state Brand Board’s decision to increase the fee for livestock inspections designed to prevent the theft of cattle, horses and mules in western South Dakota. The board decided last month to boost the inspection fee from 90 cents a head to $1. The increase...
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