China Outline

SD Businesses in China Finalize First Trade Deal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Delegates on South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s trade mission to China have closed one deal and others are in the works. Officials haven’t yet released details of the closed deal they say is worth half a million dollars. But another contract is in the works involving a Chinese company and...
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Weiland Takes Issue With Rounds’ Medicare Ad

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland is taking issue with former Gov. Mike Rounds’ wording in a television advertisement about the nation’s new health care law. Rounds is seeking the GOP nomination for the seat. He says in the ad that President Barack Obama “is taking over $700 billion...
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US Department of Justice

Ridgeview Man Sentenced For Possession Of A Firearm By A Prohibited Person

PIERRE S.D. — (DRG News) United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Ridgeview, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced on May 12, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Gary Big Eagle, age 50, was sentenced to 10 months in custody, 2...
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South Dakota Outline

Syphilis, HIV, Chlamydia Rates Up in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Figures through April 2014 indicate that rates of some sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in South Dakota. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says syphilis rates haven’t been this high since the 1970s. He adds that HIV rates are reaching levels not seen since the 1980s. There are 43 cases...
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