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Hutterite Colony By Stratford Plans To Grow Swine Facility

STRATFORD, S.D. (AP) – A Hutterite colony near Stratford is planning to expand its swine operation. The American News reports that an application has been submitted to grow the animal feeding operation by 2,400 head of swine to a total of nearly 10,000 head. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources says in a public notice that the facility…

US: More Work Needed To Resolve Irritants, Russia Impatient

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration says more work needs to be done to resolve irritants in the U.S.-Russia relationship, including the return of two seized diplomatic compounds that Moscow is demanding. The State Department said Tuesday the latest round of high-level talks between the two sides was “tough” but achieved no breakthrough. It said Monday’s discussion between Under Secretary…

Garth Brooks Puts Fans First With Unique Ticket Sales Approach

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – When tickets for the Garth Brooks concert go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m., concert goers may notice a different approach when it comes to buying their tickets, at least compared to most artists. “Garth Brooks believes everyone should have an equal shot at buying a ticket and all tickets are the same price,” says…

Housing Program In Sioux Falls To Help Low Income Households

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls nonprofit launched a new initiative to help support home ownership goals of low-income families. This morning The Community Outreach organization announced plans for The Hezekiah House, which will provide rental units for up to 36 months for low income families. At the end of the program, eligible participants can receive up to 50…

Lincoln County Election On Wind Turbine Setback Set For July 18

LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D. – Lincoln County voters will decide tomorrow on a key aspect of a proposed wind farm.   Supporters of the wind farm submitted more than 2,000 petition signatures to the Lincoln County auditor in May. Those signatures have been certified and a special election is scheduled for tomorrow. Voters will decide on a recent ordinance that moved…

US-Russia Talks Resume; Moscow Demands Dachas’ Return

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States and Russia are resuming high-level talks aimed at resolving irritants between Washington and Moscow, as Russian patience dwindles for the return of two seized diplomatic compounds. Undersecretary of State Tom Shannon and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov were meeting on Monday. U.S. officials downplayed chances for a breakthrough. Ryabkov made no comment as…

Yankton Man Pleads In Pursuit That Ended With Shooting

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – The man accused in a police pursuit that ended with an officer-involved shooting in Yankton has pleaded not guilty to most of the charges against him. Fifty-eight-year-old Curtis Adams Sr., of Yankton, appeared in court Monday where he entered not guilty pleas to attempted murder, aggravated assault against an officer and intent to distribute methamphetamine. Adams…

Fatal One-Vehicle Rollover Kills 36-Year-Old Near Bison

BISON, S.D. – A 36-year-old man died Saturday in a one-vehicle rollover south of Bison. Authorities say he was the only person involved in the crash and haven’t released his name pending notification of family. Authorities say he was traveling southbound on 180th Avenue in a 2003 Chevy Tahoe when he lost control. The vehicle went off the road throwing him…

Governor: South Dakota Closes Budget Year With $8M Surplus

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota has ended the 2017 budget year with a surplus built on state spending reductions that offset lower-than-expected tax collections. The Republican governor said Monday that South Dakota finished the budget year with roughly $8 million left over, marking the state’s sixth straight year of surplus. The 2017 budget year ended…

Police Arrest Man For Damaging Sculpture In Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 24-year-old was arrested late Saturday night after police say he damaged a sculpture in downtown Sioux Falls. Police say that around 2 a.m. Saturday morning an off-duty officer witnessed 24-year-old Casey Schmidt climb onto the Salmon Run bear sculpture located on 11th and Philips. Once Schmidt climbed on it a piece of the sculpture broke…

AG Sessions To Address Local Prosecutors In Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is visiting Minnesota to speak to state and local prosecutors. Sessions was expected to address an annual gathering of district attorneys from around the country in Minneapolis on Monday afternoon. Sessions has pitched a tough-on-crime mentality as President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Justice. He has ordered top federal…

Rounds To Hold Tele-Town Hall Meeting On Health Care Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds is set to host a tele-town hall meeting to talk about the Senate Republican health care bill and other issues. The GOP lawmaker will take live questions from participants during the Monday evening event. On the health care bill, Rounds has said he would vote to debate the measure but…

Body Found In Missouri River Near Elk Point

ELK POINT, S.D. – Authorities believe they have found the body of a Florida man who went missing Wednesday afternoon near Elk Point. Crews had been searching for 27-year-old Chris Reeves of Tallahassee, Florida after he went under water near Burbank Beach. The Union County Sheriff’s Office says search crews found the body early this afternoon about three-quarters of a…