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GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
SD Soybean Council elects new leadership, welcomes new board member
Corn crop showing good progress in South Dakota
Gregory co-op called regulatory success
Presho farmer pushes for farmer lien rights
EHD causing high whitetails casualties
WILTZ: Mayflies for dinner? The fish become gluttonous!
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
October 2, 2014
Rounds says he sent wrong information regarding EB-5 probe
RAPID CITY (AP) — Former Gov. Mike Rounds said on Thursday that he submitted incorrect information to a committee investigating the handling of a program offering green cards to immigrants who invested in South Dakota. Rounds, who has been criticized during his campaign for...
October 2, 2014 - 6:21pm
Document contradicts Rounds' answers to Legislature on EB-5
RAPID CITY (AP) — A legal document appears to show that former Gov. Mike Rounds' office was served a summons pertaining to a lawsuit over the state's handling of an investment-for-green-card program, contradicting Rounds' recent claim to the contrary, a newspaper reported. A...
October 2, 2014 - 2:20pm
October 1, 2014
Judge dismisses lawsuit over Sioux Falls Wal-Mart
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit over an election that paved the way for a Wal-Mart in south Sioux Falls. Four homeowners in the neighborhood sued over an April election in which voters approved rezoning the proposed store site from agricultural to commercial...
October 1, 2014 - 10:36am
September 18, 2014
Jackson County sued over Indian voting issue
RAPID CITY (AP) — A group representing four members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe has filed a federal lawsuit against Jackson County, claiming it doesn't given equal voting access to Native American voters. Part of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is located in the county. Lawyers'...
September 18, 2014 - 10:43pm
August 29, 2014
SD, other states settle lawsuit against Omnicare
PIERRE (AP) — The state's attorney general says South Dakota has recovered more than $170,000 after settling a whistle blower lawsuit with a Cincinnati-based company that allegedly engaged in a kickback scheme with skilled-nursing facilities nationally. A Friday statement from...
August 29, 2014 - 3:43pm
August 24, 2014
Daugaard considering lawsuit to recover EB-5 money
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is considering filing a lawsuit to recover $550,000 meant to go to a beef plant involved in an investment-for-green-card program. A private lawyer has been working for months to determine whether the state can reclaim the...
August 24, 2014 - 11:05pm
August 18, 2014
Fed comments accepted in Indian child welfare case
RAPID CITY (AP) — A federal judge is allowing the U.S. Justice Department to weigh in on a lawsuit over South Dakota's handling of foster care for American Indian children. The Rapid City Journal reports U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken granted the Justice Department's motion...
August 18, 2014 - 9:26pm
August 15, 2014
Judge: Man doesn't have to pay for fire district service
GROTON -- A judge has dismissed a pair of lawsuits filed against a rural Groton man who refused to pay bills from two fire districts after a fire at his farm. As a result of the dismissal, Dwight Lawson, 49, will not have to pay a total of $11,539 he was billed after the Groton Area...
August 15, 2014 - 6:30pm
August 8, 2014
Use of stun gun on 8-year-old girl prompts lawsuit
PIERRE (AP) — A mother is suing the city of Pierre, it's former police chief and members of its police department, saying an officer used excessive force and violated her 8-year-old daughter's rights when he shot her in the chest with a stun gun. Dawn Stenstrom is seeking unspecified...
August 8, 2014 - 1:38pm
August 5, 2014
Appeals court upholds forest management plan for pine beetles
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says a federal appeals court has upheld a management plan for the Black Hills National Forest. Jackley says the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has affirmed federal court decisions in Colorado and Wyoming...
August 5, 2014 - 5:48pm
August 4, 2014
SD governor candidate sues secretary of state
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Independent candidate for governor Mike Myers is suing to try to force South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant to certify a new running mate. Myers picked Lora Hubbel as his running mate when his initial choice, Caitlin Collier, had family health issues. South...
August 4, 2014 - 2:29pm
July 31, 2014
Elvis' guitar donor says he is rightful owner
A damaged acoustic guitar played by Elvis Presley in 1977 is at the center of a custody battle that has generated a lawsuit involving the National Music Museum in Vermillion.
July 31, 2014 - 10:20pm
July 30, 2014
Rep. Noem speaks against impeachment
Mark Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., down as against impeaching President Barack Obama. After taking decidedly vague public positions on the South Dakota Republican Party's vote at its June convention to call for President Obama's impeachment, Noem told reporters Wednesday that she is...
July 30, 2014 - 10:06pm
July 29, 2014
3 reporters subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Three reporters for a food safety publication have been subpoenaed in the $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC related to the network's coverage of a meat product derided as "pink slime." Court records show that the writers for the online Food Safety...
July 29, 2014 - 5:20pm
July 24, 2014
Vermillion music museum, collector dispute Elvis' broken guitar
VERMILLION (AP) — An acoustic guitar Elvis Presley smashed during his final tour has sparked a custody fight between the South Dakota museum that currently displays it and a collector who insists the instrument never should have ended up there. Now a federal judge must sort...
July 24, 2014 - 11:13pm