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Governor Seeking Independent Review of GF&P

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is calling for an independent review of the state Game, Fish & Parks Department, with management of mountain lions and elk in the Black Hills to be among the areas scrutinized. Chief of staff Dusty Johnson confirmed the upcoming review to the Rapid City Journal on...
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Native American Dropout Rates Higher in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Native American students are dropping out of Rapid City schools at a higher rate than their peers in other South Dakota districts. An analysis of South Dakota Department of Education records by the Rapid City Journal found that 10.6 percent of Native American students in the Rapid City Area...
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Junked Tires

CRO Reminds Pierre Residents of Junk Vehicle Rules

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Community Resource Officer is reminding property owners this week about the city’s junk vehicle rules. Officer Brandon Boyd says residents must remove dismantled or junk vehicles or parts from public or private property. Boyd says junk vehicles are defined as any motor vehicle that has expired or missing...
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Pierre Water Department to Start Work on Section of Central Avenue Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre Water Department will be replacing water main on Central Avenue from Elizabeth Avenue to Third Street on Monday. The water will be shut off for residents on the two block section starting at 8:00 a.m. and will be returned to service around 5:00 p.m. Work...
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Benefit Concert for Riggs Music Program to be Held at Pierre Church Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two Riggs High School graduates will offer a benefit concert tomorrow for the Riggs Music Program. Michelle Monroe and Kenneth Donahue will hold the event to give thanks to the community and to encourage continued support for the arts. Monroe and Donahue graduated from Riggs in 2007 and studied...
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Mni Sose Wakpa Wacipi Planned for July 13-15 at Powwow Grounds Near Fort Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Mni Sose Wakpa Wacipi (or Missouri River Powwow) will be held next weekend, July 13-15 at the powwow grounds near Oahe Dam. The event is open to the public and includes Grand Entry Friday at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Event...
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Rotunda Floor

Capitol Rotunda Floor to Receive Additional Support System

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capitol Rotunda floor will soon be the focus of work-as the glass prism floor will be getting an additional support system. The project to reinforce the floor in the more than 100 year old Capitol will start next week and should be complete in early October. Paul Kinsman,...
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June Brought Warm and Dry Conditions to Parts of Central and NE SD

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says that last month brought warmer and drier than normal conditions in parts of the state. Highs for the month in central and northeast South Dakota were in the 90’s to around 100 degrees. The weather service says average monthly temperatures were from around two...
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State Capitol

Embattled Secretary of State Employee Resigns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state employee who is the subject of an investigation into the South Dakota secretary of state’s office has resigned. Secretary of State Jason Gant announced Friday that Pat Powers has resigned to spend more time with his children and pursue business opportunities in the private sector. Republican State Sen....
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U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court Ruling Could Affect 3 SD Inmates

PIERRE, S.D. (AP/Attorney General’s Office) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says officials have identified three inmates in the state prison system who are serving mandatory life sentences for murders they committed when they were younger than 18. A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision says mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juvenile homicide offenders violates...
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