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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The prosecutor handling the case of a troubled wild-horse sanctuary in north-central South Dakota whose impounded animals are headed for auction said Thursday that authorities would "consider" proposals from other sanctuaries or organizations before the horses are sold.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West. The move by the Bureau of Land Management aims to address longstanding criticism of an often-cumbersome process that dictates development across almost 250 million acres of federal lands, primarily in 12 Western states and the Dakotas.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A woman has been arrested after protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline at the Iowa Utilities Board building in Des Moines and demanding a meeting...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — You probably don't know his name, but you've almost certainly devoured his creation: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun...
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture must disclose yearly food stamp revenues for participating stores to the Argus Leader. U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier in Sioux Falls on Wednesday ordered the disclosure. Schreier disagreed with the Agriculture Department's argument that it would inflict competitive harm on grocery stores participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
FORT PIERRE (AP) — Stanley County is suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency after the agency demanded the county give back money that was used on a project following record flooding on the Missouri River in 2011.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley is forming a task force to work on interpreting a new crime victims' rights constitutional amendment and address issues caused by its implementation, he said Wednesday. The group will help offer guidance for putting the Marsy's Law amendment into effect, Jackley said. The measure establishes rights for victims, including privacy, protection from harassment or abuse and timely notice of trial, sentencing and post-judgment proceedings. The rights also extend to a victim's spouse and family members.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls defense attorneys say people are facing longer jail stays because of delays caused by a constitutional amendment approved in November. The Argus Leader reports that the Marsy's Law amendment is forcing court hearings to be rescheduled until victims can be notified under the measure's new requirements. Marsy's Law establishes constitutional rights for crime victims including timely notice of criminal proceedings. The rights also extend to a victim's spouse and family members.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Seven people are facing federal charges after law enforcement authorities on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation discovered two children so severely malnourished that a pediatrician later compared them to prisoners of World War II concentration camps.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The hundreds of arrests during the months of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota have created an unprecedented burden for the state's court system, which faces huge cost overruns and doesn't have enough judges, lawyers and clerks to handle the workload.