News Minute: Here is the latest South Dakota news from The Associated Press - KOTA Territory News

News Minute: Here is the latest South Dakota news from The Associated Press

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - City commissioners in Pierre have defeated a proposal that would have allowed residents to keep up to six hens on their property. Supporters of the ordinance said they should be allowed to keep chickens to raise their own food and have the birds as pets. Opponents worried about possible noise and smell issues and the effect on property values.

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A federal oversight board has told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for the spring planting of U.S. crops. Increased crude oil and freight shipments largely have been blamed for causing the rail delays. U.S. Senator John Thune calls the decision "a step in the right direction."

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Corrections Commission will meet in Sioux Falls today and tomorrow. Commissioners will sit in on parole hearings. They will tour McCrossan Boys Ranch and Sequel Transition Academy. The agenda also includes a review of new 2014 laws that affect the department.

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Governor Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard are inviting families to an Easter egg hunt this weekend. Egg hunt chairman Steve Wegmen estimates that up to 1,500 children participate each year. Wegmen calls the hunt the oldest and largest family event in the state of South Dakota.

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