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Dance Away Diabetes Pow Wow Coming to Parkview Gym April 28

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) Later this month, South Dakota Urban Indian Health will host a traditional pow wow in Fort Pierre. “Dance Away Diabetes” will be April 28 at Parkview Gym. It is being sponsored by Urban Indian Health’s Healthy Heart Program and Grand Entry starts at 1:00 p.m. Special guests will include the...
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2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results Released

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Education has released the 2011 South Dakota Youth Risk Behavior Survey Report. The survey is issued every other year to about 1,800 students in grades 9-12 at randomly selected schools. It asks questions about health-risk behaviors that result in mortality and social problems among...
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Tribes, Government Agree to $1 Billion Settlement

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) – The federal government says it will pay more than $1 billion to settle a series of lawsuits brought by American Indian tribes over mismanagement of trust lands. The settlement announced jointly by the Justice Department and the Interior Department resolves claims brought by 41 tribes from across the country. The...
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SD Judge Upholds Cut in Annual Pension Increases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota judge has upheld the state Legislature’s decision to trim annual inflationary increases in benefits for retirees in the state’s public retirement system in recent years. After the economic downturn in 2008 and 2009 caused the value of assets to fall in the South Dakota Retirement System, the...
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Electronic Books-Antitrust Lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined the Justice Department and 14 states in suing Apple Inc. and major book publishers, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books by padding the over-charging as much as $5 per e-book. In a statement released Wednesday, Jackley says...
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Area FFA Chapters to Compete in Next Week’s Quiz Bowl During State FFA Convention

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) FFA chapters from across the state will take part in a quiz bowl competition during the state FFA convention soon. The third annual “Team up to Safety” quiz bowl will be sponsored by the South Dakota Farmers Union and will be held Monday on the campus of South Dakota...
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Pierre P.D. Accepts Donation from Wal-mart For Lock Down Buckets

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department was the recipient of a check from the Wal-mart Supercenter in Pierre last week. On Friday, Sergeant Derald Gross accepted a $500 check from Wal-mart. The money will be used by the police department for its Lock Down Bucket project. School Resource Officer Samson Boutchee...
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Paddlefish Snagging Set at Lake Francis Case in SD

FORT THOMPSON, S.D. (AP) – Lake Francis Case on the Missouri River in South Dakota will have a paddlefish snagging season for the first time in about 30 years. The Rapid City Journal reports that years of restocking efforts have paid off with a rebuilt fish population in the lake. The state has authorized...
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Election Day for School Board and City Government Positions in DRG Listening Area

UNDATED – (DRG News) Today is Election Day for several communities and school districts in the area. In Fort Pierre, voters will choose their favorite candidate for Mayor-selecting between current Mayor Sam Tidball and challenger Charles Claussen. Voters in Ward II have Carl Rathbun and Donald Boe for City Council on their ballot and...
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Spring Creek Marina Being Returned to Original Site

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Changes are underway at the Spring Creek Marina, which opened a new deep water marina almost three years ago. The idea to construct docks for boats in a large cove near the original site of Spring Creek Marina came up after low water levels impacted Lake Oahe more than...
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