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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Assault & Firearms Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to spend a total of 20 years in prison-in addition to a 25 year sentence he received in Hughes County last week. 28-year-old Jason Garreau appeared at the federal courthouse in Pierre yesterday to hear his punishment for a...
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Hughes County Finance Officer Says Vote Center Locations Worked Well

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Hughes County voters used new Vote Centers for the first time in yesterday’s primary election. The vote centers replaced the previous “precinct-based” voting locations and the polling places at seven places in the county gave citizens the chance to cast their ballot at the closest location. Hughes County Finance...
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Pierre Voters Say Yes to Occupancy Tax for City Lodging Establishments

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre voters expressed their support Tuesday for an Occupancy Tax. Residents of the Capital City gave overwhelming approval to the tax-to be imposed at ten hotels in town that have 25 or more rooms. Just over 2,600 people-or about 80% of voters said yes to the tax. 682 residents...
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Wismer First Woman to be Major Party Nominee for Governor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Rep. Susan Wismer’s victory in the South Dakota Democratic primary has turned her into the state’s first female nominee for governor from a major party. Wismer won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to challenge incumbent Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Women have been on the gubernatorial ballot in South Dakota before, but...
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