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South Dakota PUC Takes First Step In Oral Credit Rule Change

South Dakota Public Utilities commissioners took the first step this week toward advancing a new oral credit rule for grain seller, buyers and elevators. PUC Vice Chair Chris Nelson says their proposed rule which they’ll vote on August 12 shores up oral credit regulations which gives farmers time before they sign a contract.

 

Nelson says should the commission okay the rule at their August meeting then it will be reviewed by a state legislative panel before it’s finalized.

The proposed rule change came about after a Judge earlier ruled that grain warehouse and grain buyers contracts must be signed.

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Soldier arrested for carrying assault rifle in NC mall

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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Drunk Boating Monitored

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Law enforcement officers were scattered around Iowa last weekend monitoring lakes and rivers for drunk boaters as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.