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Federal Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday May 24, 2020 ( 5 items )  

Census Bureau to Resume Some 2020 Census Field Operations in Additional Locations
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- The U.S. Census Bureau issued the following tip sheet: The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, will begin a phased restart of some 2020 Census field operations in 10 additional states the week of May 25. With the addition of these area census offices resuming operations, 90% of the nation's update leave workload will have resumed. All of the area census offices in the following states will begin a phased restart of operation  more

Ellsworth AFB's B-1s Integrate With Allies, Partners in Nordic Region
ELLSWORTH AFB, South Dakota, May 22 -- The U.S. Air Force Ellsworth Air Force Base (28th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: A pair of B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth conducted a long-range strategic Bomber Task Force mission in the European theater May 19, marking the first time B-1s have flown over Sweden to integrate with Swedish Gripens while conducting close-air support training with Swedish Joint Terminal Attack Controller ground teams at Vidsel Range. The non-stop mission to the Nordic re  more

Labor Dept. Cites South Dakota Bull Stud Facility After Employee Asphyxiated While Handling Liquid Nitrogen
MITCHELL, South Dakota, May 21 -- The U.S. Department of Labor issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Custom Genetic Solutions LLC - a bull stud facility in Mitchell, South Dakota - for exposing workers to hazardous chemicals and toxic substances after an employee fatality. The company faces penalties of $122,602 for two willful and three serious violations. OSHA received an employer-reported referral fro  more

NASS - South Dakota Field Office: Crop Production Report
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 12 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - South Dakota Field Office issued the following news release: Based on May 1 conditions, South Dakota's 2020 winter wheat crop is forecast at 28.4 million bushels, down 29 percent from last year's crop, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 49 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from last year. Acreage to be harvested for grain  more

S.D. U.S. Attorney: Former Tribal Chair & Former Councilmember Sentenced for Embezzlement Scheme
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota, Ron Parsons, issued the following news release: United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that two former Crow Creek Sioux Tribe councilmembers were sentenced for their roles in an embezzlement scheme involving tribal funds. Chief U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange presided over the sentencing hearings. Tina Grey Owl, age 64, a former elected councilperson of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, was sentenced   more