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October 10, 2015
Tribe starts growing plants for 'marijuana resort' in southeast South Dakota
FLANDREAU—The marijuana plants are already growing in a remodeled building on the Flandreau Santee Sioux reservation as the southeast South...
October 10, 2015 - 10:18am
October 2, 2015
Montana man brings 30 pounds of marijuana to SD
A Montana man was arrested in Lyman County with possession of 30 pounds of marijuana. Andrew Brazill, 28, of Butte, Mont., was pulled over by South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Biehl on Sept.
October 2, 2015 - 11:02am
September 29, 2015
South Dakota tribe to open nation's 1st marijuana resort
FLANDREAU (AP) — The Santee Sioux tribe has already proven its business acumen, running a successful casino, a 120-room hotel and a 240-head...
September 29, 2015 - 11:09am
August 27, 2015
Flandreau tribe says marijuana not behind city police split
FLANDREAU (AP) — The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe's decision to end a longstanding policing agreement with the city of Flandreau predated the tribe's decision to legalize marijuana, a tribal attorney says. Inadequate policing and the city's poor relationship with the tribe...
August 27, 2015 - 10:23am
August 14, 2015
Ohio sets November vote on legalizing marijuana
Ohio voters will decide in November whether to legalize marijuana use for treating illnesses and for getting high. Secretary of State Jon...
August 14, 2015 - 3:33pm
August 13, 2015
Groton man in large marijuana bust gets 10 years in prison
ABERDEEN (AP) — A Groton man accused of having more than 7 pounds of marijuana worth about $40,000 at his farm and business has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison. Forty-five-year-old Timothy Thurston was arrested last December and later pleaded guilty to possessing...
August 13, 2015 - 3:24pm
August 11, 2015
Mitchell man arrested for possession with intent to distribute
A Mitchell man is accused of possession with an intent to distribute marijuana. Tyler Melmer, 20, was pulled over on July 17 after he ran a stop sign on Second Avenue in Mitchell, according to court documents. Law enforcement smelled burnt marijuana in the vehicle. Melmer admitted...
August 11, 2015 - 4:18pm
August 6, 2015
Puddle of Mudd singer accused of DUI after stop near Sturgis
STURGIS (AP) — Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin faces his second DUI charge in less than two weeks, this time in South Dakota near the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. A state Highway Patrol trooper pulled Scantlin over early Wednesday for a traffic violation east of Sturgis. The...
August 6, 2015 - 1:54pm
July 29, 2015
Campaign to ease state's pot laws kicks off in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Tattooed bikers, middle-aged health care workers, blue-collar manufacturing employees and others converged on a Sioux Falls...
July 29, 2015 - 9:27pm
July 16, 2015
Tribe's partner in marijuana venture faces fiscal challenges
FLANDREAU (AP) — When the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe announced an agreement with an outside business for advice on how to grow and sell marijuana...
July 16, 2015 - 3:16pm
July 10, 2015
Measure in SD attempts to decriminalize the possession of 1 ounce of pot
PIERRE (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley has released an explanation for an initiated measure to legalize the possession of 1 ounce or...
July 10, 2015 - 8:11am
June 26, 2015
OPINION: 'Rolling their own' in the Triangle Bar
I read a news piece about the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe's initiative to legalize marijuana, and I thought immediately about the Triangle Bar in Minneapolis. That's the place I first saw someone smoke dope. That was the place I first realized people actually did smoke dope. Up...
June 26, 2015 - 3:56pm
Two accused of intent to distribute marijuana
Two people are accused of possession with intent to distribute less than 1 ounce of marijuana. Mellissa Shepard, 24, and William Thorpe, 27, were arrested June 17 after law enforcement executed a search warrant at their residence. According to court documents, officers found documents...
June 26, 2015 - 12:54pm
June 25, 2015
SD Indian tribe signs contract with marijuana growing group
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An Indian tribe in South Dakota that plans to start selling marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes envisions...
June 25, 2015 - 11:45am
June 19, 2015
5 arrested for pot in Rapid City part of Rainbow Gathering
RAPID CITY (AP) — Several people in Rapid City who are in the state for a proposed counterculture gathering are facing drug-related charges. The Rapid City Journal reports police found two ounces of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and marijuana wax in a car with five people in...
June 19, 2015 - 10:37am