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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced to Prison for Assault Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man was sentenced Monday in federal court on his conviction for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.  40-year-old Leon Farlee will spend five years in prison and was ordered to pay over $127,000 in restitution.  Farlee was indicted by a...
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Group from Sioux Falls Wins $1M Powerball Prize

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Twenty-eight workers from Beal Distributing in Sioux Falls have claimed a $1 million Powerball prize. South Dakota lottery officials say the group’s ticket matched all five white ball numbers but missed the Powerball to win the game’s second prize in Wednesday night’s drawing. The odds of winning it are one...
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Judges to Speak at Summit About South Dakota Foster Care

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Tribal and state judges will be among the speakers Thursday at a summit focusing on Indian child foster care in South Dakota. The three-day summit is in response to a 2011 National Public Radio series that said South Dakota routinely broke the Indian Child Welfare Act. Under federal law,...
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SD Schools Getting Increased Internet Bandwidth

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Bureau of Information and Telecommunications and the South Dakota Department of Education says it will increase Internet bandwidth this summer to 159 school sites across the state. Telecommunications manager Pat Snow says the work is part of an effort to double K-12 bandwidth every two to three...
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