ABERDEEN, S.D. - Hemp is no longer a controlled substance in South Dakota, but that doesn’t mean farmers can rush out to plant it. The 2018 Farm Bill doesn’t include hemp as a controlled substance, North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. But north of the border, farmers will still need to be licensed and pass a background check before they can grow it. And once the crop is in the ground, he said, regular testing is required to ensure tetrahydrocannabinol levels do not exceed the minimum threshold of 0.03 percent.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — A tribe is calling for the revocation of a sheriff-elect’s law enforcement certification after he was charged with assault. Korey Ware, Roberts County's sheriff-elect, made a brief court appearance in Aberdeen Wednesday morning, Nov. 28. Ware, 28, of Sisseton, is facing alternate charges of felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor simple assault. No further details on the case were provided in court. Ware did not enter a plea.