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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man who was allegedly robbed of a backpack containing drugs and money is facing charges after he scuffled with police.


Police say 29-year-old Matthew Buczowski and two other people were sitting in an apartment Sunday when four men entered, pulled out handguns and demanded cash and drugs. Police say they fled with Buczowski's backpack.

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PINE RIDGE | Alex White Plume planted industrial hemp on his Pine Ridge farm more than a decade ago, but never harvested a crop. Now, he says it's time to grow again.


White Plume, an Oglala Sioux tribal member, wants to grow hemp again on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation thanks to guidelines laid out by the federal Department of Justice in December allowing tribes to decide whether to
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota-based Daktronics has been chosen to design and build 18 high-definition video displays for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.


The Minneapolis Sports Facilities Authority told the Brookings-based company Friday it got the bid to manufacture a total of more than 25,000 square feet of LED displays. The main display will measure about 68 feet
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — State investigators say Campbell County Sheriff William Pownall broke office protocol in handling his son's arrest on a drunken driving charge last year.


According to a report by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, Pownall told a deputy he wasn't going to send charges involving his son to the County Attorney's Office
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Both the state and federal trials have been delayed for a former South Dakota county prosecutor accused of child rape.


Former Walworth County State's Attorney Christopher Jansen was indicted in both state and federal courts last summer. The Capital Journal reports that his state trial won't begin until at least June, and his federal trial has
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City police say a man charged in a 15-count criminal complaint paid young girls to pose for lewd photos at a motel room in the city.


51-year-old Wallace A. "Wally" Beane, of Rapid City, is in jail on a $500,000 bond.

He is charged with one count of third-degree rape, four counts of sexual contact with a child under the age of 16 and 10
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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a controversial measure to exempt South Dakota'syoungest workers from the $8.50 minimum wage voters approved in November.


Daugaard weighed his decision before signing the measure Friday to carve out a $7.50 youth minimum wage.

The governor said previously he wouldn't support a "direct attack" on
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles directive on when county treasurers should impose an increase in vehicle license fees has upset some county officials.


A new state law increases most motor vehicle license fees by 20 percent, effective April 1.

The Division of Motor Vehicles on Monday directed county treasurers to immediately start
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard today signed Senate Bill 1, a comprehensive state and local road and bridge funding package.
 
 
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MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — A Mitchell man who died when he fled from police and crashed into a parked car had a history of running from law officers.


Court documents show that 33-year-old Ryan McManus had been involved in at least three other incidents since 2004 in which police said he fled from officers, either in a vehicle or on foot.

Police say McManus fled from a Davison County
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police say a woman was robbed and assaulted by two men after leaving her home to check her mail. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says the incident happened Friday morning. The victim told police there were two sus
Pennington County, S.D- The suspect, identified as T.J. Looking Horse, 26 years old, from Rapid City, was arrested at approximately 1230 p.m., March 13, 2015, on a warrant for aggravated assault on law enforcement.  Mr. Looking Horse was involved in an incident on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at approximately 7:54 p.m. Deputies from the Pennington County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to
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WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — Police in northeastern South Dakota say a man accidentally shot himself during a gun show. The Watertown Public Opinion reports that the Arlington resident mistakenly thought his 9 mm Ruger pistol was unloaded
FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Denver filmmaker who produces training and documentary films for the military is making a documentary about rodeo legend Casey Tibbs.


Justin Koehler grew up in the South Dakota town of Midland, not far from Tibbs' hometown of Fort Pierre. He finished up just about all of the interviews he needs during a trip to Pierre-Fort Pierre earlier
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Ducks Unlimited has opened an office in Brookings in its effort to expand the waterfowl habitat in South Dakota's Prairie Pothole Region.


The group is located in the same research park building at South Dakota State University as Pheasants Forever, which opened a Brookings office last year.

Ducks Unlimited hired SDSU graduate
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