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Spink County Rancher Pays Government For False Drought Claim

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Spink County rancher has settled with the government over a false claim for federal drought aid. Authorities say Jason Sparling, of Athol, submitted an application for a disaster payment for a loss of grazing during the summer of 2014, and received nearly $100,000. The federal Agriculture Department later determined that none of Sparling’s cattle were…

Parents Of Teen Charged With Murder Appear In Court For Allegedly Covering Up Crash

The parents of a Sioux Falls teen facing murder and manslaughter charges appeared in court for the first time Wednesday, accused of trying to cover up a fatal crash that happened in central Sioux Falls on Feb. 22. Fifty-four-year-old Vicki Lingor and 50-year-old Joseph Lingor, both out of jail on bond, are charged with false reporting, accessory to a felony…