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Lower Brule Man to be Sentenced for Grand Theft and DUI Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Lower Brule man will be sentenced next month for his no contest plea to Grand Theft-Possession of Stolen Property and his guilty pleas to DUI-3rd and Failure to Report an Accident. 27-year-old Brian Byington was arrested in March after an accident that occurred at the intersection of Wells...
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“100 Days of Heat” Safe Driving Campaign to Focus on Dangerous Summer Driving Season

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Troopers from the South Dakota Highway Patrol will trek the state’s highways tomorrow as part of a pre-holiday saturation patrol. Colonel Craig Price, superintendent of the Highway Patrol says the effort is being organized to encourage motorists to make safe and responsible decisions as they start their Memorial Day...
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3 Rural SD Counties to Use Electronic Poll Books

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Secretary of State Jason Gant has trained workers in three rural South Dakota counties on using electronic poll books and vote centers. Hyde, Sully and Potter counties will use the new voting system during the June 5 primary election. It’ll be the first time vote centers and electronic poll...
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Summer Food Program Feeds Kids in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A summer food program is going to kick off soon in Pierre as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program. Lakota Chapel will provide free meals to children from June 4 through August 3. Meals will be served at 2125 East Park Street from 11:30...
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Two Republican Senate Candidates Answer Questions at Tuesday Candidate Forum

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) After focusing on next month’s House race, two Republican candidates running for an open seat in the State Senate for central South Dakota’s District 24 took part in an election forum that was held at the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday. Tad Perry of Fort Pierre has served...
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May 22 Candidate Forum

District 24 Republican House Candidates Offer Opinions During Legislative Forum Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday brought a public forum for the Republican candidates running for House and Senate for central South Dakota’s District 24. The debate was sponsored by the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee. Organizers estimate that at least 70 people were on hand for the forum. The first...
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Lawsuit Challenges Nebraska’s Pipeline Review Law

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Opponents of a Canadian crude oil pipeline have made good on their threat to challenge Nebraska’s new pipeline siting law in court. The lawsuit filed Wednesday by several Nebraska landowners along TransCanada’s proposed pipeline route argues that the law outlining the review process is unconstitutional. The pipeline opponents say the...
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SD Agency Asks For Labels on 85 Octane Gasoline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Department of Public Safety is asking gasoline retailers to post cautionary labels that advise vehicle owners to check their owners’ manuals before purchasing 85 octane fuel. The warning labels are a voluntary step being taken as the Department considers a rule change to require a warning label for...
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Corps: States Can Help Improve Flood Forecasting

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The top military officer in charge of managing the Missouri River system says the agency needs help from states to improve its ability to predict water runoff. Brig. Gen. John McMahon spoke Wednesday at a meeting in Bismarck, N.D., with representatives of eight Missouri River states. McMahon says the agency...
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North Dakota Crash Kills Florida Man, SD Woman

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) – People from Florida and South Dakota have died in a Jeep rollover north of Jamestown in southeast North Dakota. Authorities say a 51-year-old man from Pensacola, Fla., was driving on U.S. Highway 52 about 7 p.m. Tuesday when the vehicle hit the ditch, struck a culvert, went airborne and rolled...
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