SD Lawmakers Look at Teen Driving Safety Measures

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee is looking at a package of bills aimed at reducing teen traffic fatalities and injuries. One of the measures would ban beginning drivers from using cellphones behind the wheel until they can get an unrestricted license at age 16. Another bill would require those with...
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Onida Man Killed After Struck by Tree Being Cut Down in Vacant Lot

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) An Onida man died after he was struck by a tree that was being cut down on the east side of Onida this morning.  Sully County Sheriff Bill Stahl says 78-year-old Wayne Rawstern was helping neighbors as they worked to cut down a large tree in a vacant lot...
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SD House Panel Endorses Fight Regulation Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has endorsed a bill that would create a state athletic commission to regulate professional boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. The panel voted unanimously to send the bill to the full House despite Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s continued opposition. Daugaard has said he opposes the bill...
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Dakota Western Heritage Festival Scheduled for September 14 & 15 in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Organizers have been working to prepare for a fall event that once again will celebrate the skills and talents of cowboys and cowgirls.  The second annual Dakota Western Heritage Festival will be held September 14 & 15 at the Expo Center in Fort Pierre.  Gary Heintz, who co-chairs...
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