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Sioux Tribes Upset Over Sale of Sacred Site in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A prime piece of real estate in South Dakota’s Black Hills is up for auction, worrying Native American tribes that consider the property sacred space. The land known as Pe’ Sla is privately owned, but members of the Great Sioux Nation have been allowed to gather there every year...
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No State Fair Debate in SD Congressional Race

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – The two candidates for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House apparently will not debate at the South Dakota State Fair. Republican Rep. Kristi Noem earlier said she would not debate Democrat Matt Varilek at the State Fair because the event was being sponsored by the South Dakota Farmers...
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SD Student Scores Remain Steady on Math, Reading

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota students’ scores in reading and math remained about the same in an annual test given to students across the state. About 62,000 students in grades 3-8 and 11 were tested last spring. The state Education Department reports that 75.5 percent of the students scored either proficient or advanced...
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South Dakota Man Sentenced to Prison for Assault

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Fort Thompson man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for assault. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson announced recently that 29-year-old Charles His Law was sentenced for the November 2011 incident. Johnson says His Law assaulted a woman, who suffered serious injuries. He pleaded guilty to the charge...
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Ad Group ‘Disappointed’ by Out-of-State Contract

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Advertising Federation says it is disappointed the state Department of Tourism has select an out-of-state company to perform a portion of its marketing for at least the next three years. The Department of Tourism recently announced it has selected two firms for marketing contracts: Sioux Falls-based...
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Daugaard Appoints 4 to SD Tourism Board

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed four new members to the South Dakota Board of Tourism. The new members announced Friday are: Ivan Sorbel of Kyle; Kristi Wagner of Whitewood; Mark Schilling of Mitchell; and Ted Hustead of Wall. Sorbel is Executive Director of the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce;...
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Bridge Painting Scheduled on Forest City Bridge West of Gettysburg

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Motorists who use the Missouri River Bridge on U.S. Highway 212 west of Gettysburg will want to note that the bridge will be painted beginning on Monday. The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that the work will take about three to four weeks. Traffic on the bridge will...
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Ceremony Marks 50 Years Since JFK Dedicated Dam

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Exactly 50 years after President John F. Kennedy gave a speech dedicating the completion of Oahe (oh-AH’-hee) Dam, several hundred people gathered at the dam to marvel at how much the dam and others like it have changed life along the Missouri River. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says she cannot...
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Dupree and Eureka Receiving Block Grants

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two central South Dakota communities are receiving funds to help improve water and wastewater systems. The money comes to the towns from the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG). Two of four towns awarded the recent grants are Dupree and Eureka. A total of $1.6 million dollars was given...
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BluntFest 2012 Being Held This Weekend in Blunt, South Dakota

BLUNT, S.D. – (DRG News) This weekend brings BluntFest 2012 to the city of Blunt. Organizers have put together a weekend full of activities as part of this year’s event. Committee member Heather Sperry says plans call for a motorcycle poker run today at 6:00 p.m., a supper-which includes a pie and ice cream...
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