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Patrol Says 6 People Have Died In Conjunction With Sturgis

>The South Dakota Highway Patrol says six people have died on the roads in connection with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota.

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July Survey Suggests Economic Slowdown Ahead For Midwest

A July survey suggests there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states. A survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index slumped to 50.6 in July from 53.0 in June.

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Ex-US Attorney Wants Feds To Allow Hemp On SD Reservation

The former U.S. attorney in North Dakota decided to take on his former employer by filing a motion Thursday to lift an 11-year-old federal injunction that prevents a man from growing industrial hemp on a South Dakota reservation.

07/30/2015

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Hundreds Protest Planned Parenthood In St. Paul

Protests took place across the nation Tuesday to call for state and federal officials to investigate Planned Parenthood and to stop funding the organization. About 350 protesters stood outside the clinic near University Avenue in St. Paul. Several groups were represented, including the Minnesota Family Council, Students for Life in America and Pro-Life Action Ministries.

07/28/2015

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Only 40 Gay Couples Apply To Be Married In S.D. In 1st Month

Forty gay couples in South Dakota applied to be married during the first month following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized such unions across the country, according to data provided by the state Department of Health.

07/28/2015

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With New Bump, Minnesota Ushers In Region’s Top Minimum Wage

Minnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour, which also will rank among the most-generous state wage floors in the country.

07/27/2015

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SD Man Gets 11 Months In Prison For Spitting At Officer

A central South Dakota man will be spending 11 months in prison for spitting at a law enforcement officer.

07/26/2015

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SD Man Heads To Trial In Harassment Of Indian Kids

A South Dakota man accused of abusing American Indian children with racial slurs and spraying them with beer at a minor league hockey game in Rapid City is set to go to trial.

07/22/2015

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Cops: S.D. Prison Escapee Arrested In Prior Lake After Robbing 3 Banks

Officials in the south metro say a career criminal has been arrested after escaping a South Dakota prison and robbing three banks in the Twin Cities metro area.

07/15/2015

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Meet The 101-Year-Old South Dakotan Bowling In The Senior Games

If John Zilverberg wins gold at the National Senior Games this week, it’s not because he’s the only bowler over 100. The South Dakota resident practices once a week, catching a ride to the nearest bowling alley, a 98-mile round trip. He’s still driving; his kids just won’t let him on the highway anymore.

07/10/2015

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Man, 101, Competes In Nat’l Senior Games In Minneapolis

A South Dakota centenarian taking part in this year’s National Senior Games is playing to win. John Zilverberg of Highmore is the oldest athlete in the competition that is being held through July 15 in the Minneapolis area.

07/07/2015

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SD Could Be On Hook For Legal Fees In Gay Marriage Case

South Dakota could end up owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees to the private attorneys who fought the state’s ban on gay marriage unless a federal appeals court sides with the attorney general.

07/02/2015

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Travel Guide To Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Practical travel guide to one of the jewels of the National Parks System, Mount Rushmore National Memorial

07/01/2015

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Minnesota To Face Oklahoma State In South Dakota

Minnesota will play Oklahoma State in a neutral-site nonconference game in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, this season. The Gophers announced Friday they’ll face the Cowboys on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the 3,250-seat Sanford Pentagon arena.

06/26/2015

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Gophers Pay Young Wrestler Burned In Accident A Special Visit

A hospital is hardly a fun place for a little boy, especially one from South Dakota having to be that far from home. But when he needed care, he came to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. And when he needed a little cheering up, he got quite a surprise from some special people there.

06/16/2015

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Indian Tribe In South Dakota Moves To Legalize Marijuana

An American Indian tribe in eastern South Dakota has approved selling and using marijuana on tribal lands.

06/16/2015

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Minnesota Tribe Donates To South Dakota Language Program

Oglala Lakota College in western South Dakota has received a grant of $25,000 from a Native American tribe in Minnesota to help fund the school’s Lakota language immersion program.

06/12/2015

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Minnesota Man Sentenced In South Dakota Sex Trafficking Case

A Minnesota man accused of forcing a woman into prostitution in Sioux Falls has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.

06/08/2015

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Untouched Cave To Provide Clues To Black Hills History

The National Park Service is beginning to excavate the mouth of an unexplored cave in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and researchers believe it could help broaden our understanding of how the region’s climate has changed over thousands of years.

06/07/2015

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Man, 91, Dies Following Crash Near Marshall

The State Patrol says a 91-year-old man died Saturday after a two-car crash in southwestern Minnesota.

06/07/2015

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Cokato Man Pleads Not Guilty To Robbing Aberdeen Casino

One of two Minnesota men accused of robbing a South Dakota casino at gunpoint has pleaded not guilty. Roger Kihega, of Cokato, Minnesota, pleaded not guilty to armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon Friday.

06/06/2015

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Economy Remains Weak In Rural Parts Of 10 States

A new survey suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states because the strong U.S. dollar is hurting exports and the bird flu is hitting poultry farms hard.

05/21/2015

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SD Board Halts Poultry Shows While Officials Fight Bird Flu

Poultry shows have been canceled across South Dakota until further notice while officials attempt to halt the spread of bird flu. The South Dakota Animal Industry Board voted Wednesday to halt poultry exhibitions in the state, which will likely affect the South Dakota State Fair in September.

05/20/2015

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Bird Flu Found At South Dakota Egg-Laying Chicken Farm

South Dakota has its first case of bird flu at an egg-laying chicken farm that holds 1.3 million of the birds.

05/14/2015

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Tornado Damages Buildings In SD; At Least 3 Injured

Some buildings in the small town of Delmont were damaged by a tornado on Sunday, and at least three people were injured, but no deaths were reported.

05/10/2015

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