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SD board OKs increase in livestock inspection fee

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A state board has approved an increase in the fee for livestock inspections designed to prevent the theft of cattle, horses and mules in western South Dakota. The Brand Board voted 4-1 Friday to raise the inspection fee from 90 cents a head to $1. Brand Board director Larry Stearns says the higher fee will likely take effect July 1 if a legislative panel approves it....