Governor Daugaard July 18, 2012

State Leaders Announce Corrections Study

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State leaders from all three branches of government announced the creation of a work group to study possible ways to reform the criminal justice system as the prison population in South Dakota continues to increase. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the work group during a news conference Wednesday with Supreme...
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SD Stations Aren’t Warning About Low-Octane Fuel

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Some South Dakota gas stations are selling lower-octane fuel without telling customers about it. Selling 85-octane gasoline became legal in South Dakota earlier this month. But the law change says gas stations have to post a warning to customers if they’re doing it. Lower-octane fuel can cause knocking and...
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New Criminal Justice Reform Effort to be Announced

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State leaders are expected to make a major announcement about criminal justice reform at a news conference Wednesday afternoon. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson, Senate Majority Leader Russell Olson and House Speaker Pro Tempore Brian Gosch will announce the new effort in conjunction with the Pew...
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Jackley: No Violations by SOS Gant, Powers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says his office finds no evidence of criminal violation by the Secretary of State’s office from an employee operating an online business that sells campaign materials. Sen. Stan Adelstein of Rapid City asked Jackley to look into Dakota Campaign Store, which was run...
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Top Federal Prosecutors Warn of Human Trafficking

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Top federal prosecutors from North and South Dakota have added human trafficking to their list of violent crimes that are affecting American Indian tribes in the two states. U.S. attorneys Brendan Johnson of South Dakota and Timothy Purdon of North Dakota told attendees of a conference on family violence Tuesday...
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Fort Thompson Man Arrested on Various Charges Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Thompson man was arrested Monday on allegations that include Rape and Simple Assault. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were told on Sunday evening that a 41-year-old Pierre woman said she had been the victim of an attempted rape and other crimes. Blemaster indicates that the...
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Lakota Man Sues SD Hospital Over Surgical Scars

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A lawyer for a Native American man who claims the letters KKK were carved into his stomach during surgery has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the South Dakota hospital where the operation took place, the hospital’s board of directors and others. Vern Traversie is a 69-year-old Lakota...
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Oahe Dam 50th Anniversary to be Celebrated August 17

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Details have been released for an event that will commemorate 50 years since the dedication of the Oahe Dam. The 50th anniversary celebration next month will feature a short program outside the visitor center that overlooks Lake Oahe on August 17 at 11:00 a.m. On that same date and...
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KGFX Hometown Tour to Visit Murdo Tomorrow!

MURDO, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX will feature our next Hometown Tour broadcast on Wednesday, as we travel to Murdo! Join us for an hour long program Wednesday morning from Murdo Ford! We’ll learn a lot about what’s happening in the community as we visit with Leann Birkeland on Achievement Days for Jones and...
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Pierre’s Municipal Pool Closed Today Due to Mechanical Problems

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Outdoor Pool will be closed again today. Pierre’s Recreation Director, Mindy Cheap, says mechanical difficulties have resulted in the closure of the municipal pool along Dakota Avenue for the day. She says workers are doing what they can do find the problem so that the pool can...
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