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South Dakota State Treasurer Announces Changes in Unclaimed Property Laws

PIERRE, SD – State Treasurer, Rich Sattgast, announced that the recently passed SB34 affects Unclaimed Property laws in regards to how long the Unclaimed Property Division is required to retain escheated securities. Sattgast explains that the new legislation, which takes effect immediately, affects how the office will handle the sale of securities received in...
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Moody County Fatal Crash

FLANDREAU, S.D.  – One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon east of Flandreau. The names of the two people are not being released pending notification of their families. They were the only two involved in the crash. Both vehicles were eastbound on Highway 34 when the first vehicle,...
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South Dakota Lawmakers Gather for Final Day of 2017 Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are gathering at the state Capitol to decide whether to accept or override five vetoes from Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The two highest-profile vetoes were of bills that would allow guns in the state Capitol and let people carry concealed handguns without a permit. The Legislature meets Monday...
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Pierre Airport Calls on Fire Department Sunday Evening

PIERRE SD  -  Sunday evening the Pierre Airport called out the Pierre Fire Department and Response Team to an incident where a possible landing gear issue had occurred. The  pilot flying the 7 pm arrival said he thought their maybe a landing gear issue.  Michael Isaacs,  Pierre Airport Manager spoke with DRG News about the...
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R-CALF USA: Close Border to Brazil, 100% Testing Not Enough

- Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL) was a requirement signed into American law under Title X of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (known as the 2002 Farm Bill). This law had required retailers to provide country-of-origin labeling for fresh beef, pork, and lamb. The program exempted processed meats. The United...
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Authorities ID man killed in Charles Mix County rollover

DANTE, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a Wagner man killed in a one-vehicle crash in Charles Mix County last week. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 34-year-old Jeremy Lhotak was driving a pickup truck that rolled in the ditch off a rural road just south of Dante. He was pronounced...
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Number Of Speeding Tickets Up As Speed Limit Rose to 80 mph

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The number of speeding tickets issued by South Dakota state troopers has risen sharply since the state’s top speed limit increased to 80 mph. The speed limit rose from 75 mph on April 1, 2015. At the time, Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Craig Price vowed the new limit would...
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Drug arrests in South Dakota reach 10-year high

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The number of drug arrests in South Dakota has reached a 10-year high. The state attorney general’s office’s annual Crime in South Dakota report shows that drug arrests last year increased 13 percent from the previous year. It also says homicides, sexual assaults and robbery arrests declined in 2016. Drug...
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April 1 is the deadline for the Elderly and Disabled Property Tax Assessment Freeze Program

PIERRE, S.D. – Elderly and disabled South Dakotans have until April 1 to apply for property tax relief under South Dakota’s Assessment Freeze for the Elderly and Disabled Program. The program prevents property assessments from increasing for tax purposes. If the actual value of a home increases, the homeowner still pays property taxes on the...
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Charles Mix County Fatal Crash

DANTE, S.D.  – One man died in a one-vehicle crash that happened Thursday night near Dante. The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family members. He was the driver and only occupant. A 1999 Ford F250 pickup was southbound on 400th Avenue when the vehicle left the roadway. The...
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