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Retiring Sheriff Dennis Johnson Talks Life Lessons Learned from Law Enforcement

CANTON, S.D. – Dennis Johnson is a South Dakota symbol, a sheriff that’s been keeping South Dakota safe for 41 years. Now, he tells KDLT he’ll retire soon. Many Canton and Lennox residents are still haunted by the name Gary Mulder, the man who killed his ex-wife’s boyfriend in 2005. Sheriff Johnson recalls getting the phone call that authorities picked…

Human Flu Can Spread Among Dogs

SIOUX FALLS, SD- As flu season is among us, people are worrying not just about themselves, but their furry friends. However, they may be concerned for the wrong reasons. A video going around Facebook of a dog with the flu has owners worried. Veterinarian Dayton Williams from All Animal Pet Hospital says there are a few things owners need to know….

Hospital Groups Creating Company To Make Cheap Generic Drugs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high medicine prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs. The plan, announced Thursday, follows years of shortages of generic injected medicines that are the workhorses of hospitals, along with some huge price hikes for once-cheap generic drugs. Those problems drive…

Tax Law Gives Unexpected Break To Farmers Who Sell To Co-ops

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives instead of other buyers. The provision from Republican Sens. John Thune of South Dakota and John Hoeven of North Dakota surfaced in the final days of the…

School Superintendent Gets Probation For Drunken Driving

SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (AP) – A northwest Iowa school superintendent has been given six months of probation after pleading guilty to drunken driving. Court records say 58-year-old Rod Earleywine also was given a deferred judgment at his Dickinson County sentencing last month. Under a deferred judgment, records of his conviction will be expunged if he completes the terms of his…

Rapid City Man To Plead Guilty In Medical Laser Scheme

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City man who authorities say ran an illegal medical laser scheme has agreed to plead guilty to a reduced list of criminal charges and repay at least $16.7 million to customers. The Rapid City Journal reports that in exchange, prosecutors will drop charges against the longtime live-in girlfriend of 82-year-old Larry Lytle. Lytle…

South Dakota Authorities Save 13-Year-Old From Overdose With Narcan

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley’s office says Spink County authorities used Narcan to save the life of a 13-year-old girl. Jackley’s office says Sheriff’s deputies administered the life-saving drug on a girl in Redfield last weekend. Narcan is a medicine used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Spink County authorities say the girl overdosed on…

Rep. Kristi Noem Visits Rapidly Growing Company In Tea

TEA, S.D.- Weisser Distributing company is one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. They were able to make the Inc. 5000 list in 2017 for that exact reason. Rep. Kristi Noem took a visit to the company today to congratulate them on this honor. She was able to take a tour of the company, speak with employees, and…