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Avera St. Mary’s Hospital Awards Six Build Dakota Scholarships

Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre has awarded Build Dakota scholarships to six students pursuing a career in health care. The scholarships will support tuition, fees, books and other required program expenses in the eligible technical institute programs. After completing their educational program, the Avera St. Mary’s Hospital Dakota Build Scholarship recipients will be...
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SD Hosting Western Area Governors’ Association Meeting This Week

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is hosting the annual meeting of the Western Governors’ Association today (Mon.) through Wednesday in Rapid City. Executive director of the WGA Jim Ogsbury (ogs, like dogs,-berry) says the group is made up of the governors of the 19 western states and three Pacific Territories.   Gov. Daugaard is...
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Marshall Facing Charges After Sunday Morning Incident

A 30-year-old Pierre man faces charges after an incident yesterday (Sun.) morning. The Pierre Police Department reports Patrick Marshall was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Trespassing. Marshall is accused of entering a female acquaintance’s residence in the 300 block of South Brule Street and kicking the female when she asked him to...
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Child Released Unharmed After Standoff in Redfield

REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say law enforcement officers have negotiated the release of a child who was being held by an armed man at a hospital in a small South Dakota town. Spink County Attorney Victor Fischbach says the man and the 10-year-old were in a room at the Community Memorial Hospital Avera...
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Capital Area Counseling Approves Construction of New Behavioral Healthcare Facility

A new, integrated behavioral healthcare facility serving central South Dakota will be built in Pierre. Capital Area Counseling Services Board of Directors member Tiffany Sanchez says they’ve been raising funds for the past few years.   Sanchez says there’s a growing need for mental health care services across the region. With several major projects...
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1st trial looms in theft scandal exposed by family’s deaths

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The first trial is about to open in a complicated financial misconduct case that was uncovered after a Platte man killed his four children and wife before killing himself. Jury selection starts Monday in Sioux Falls in the case of Stephanie Hubers. Hubers, a former Mid-Central Educational Cooperative staffer, is...
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2 men shot and wounded in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Police say two men have been shot at a mobile home park in Rapid City. Authorities say one man was shot in the face and the other was struck in the arm. They were taken to Rapid City Regional Hospital. Police say both were conscious before they were transported....
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Supreme Court declines to hear ‘Making a Murderer’ case

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is declining to weigh in on the case of a teenager convicted of rape and murder and featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” The Supreme Court’s decision Monday not to take the case leaves in place a lower court ruling against Brendan Dassey. Dassey was 16...
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Justices won’t hear case of anti-gay marriage florist

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is ordering Washington courts to take a new look at the case of a florist who refused to provide services for the wedding of two men because of her religious objection to same-sex marriage. The justices’ order Monday means the court is passing for now on the chance...
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Supreme Court won’t hear North Carolina districting dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is choosing not to take on a new case on partisan redistricting for now. Instead, the justices are sending a dispute over North Carolina’s heavily Republican congressional districting map back to a lower court for more work. The court’s order Monday follows a ruling last week in which...
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