Hughes County Courtroom

Woman Pleads Guilty to Grand Theft for Stealing Gun in 2011

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman who was indicted on Burglary and Grand Theft charges for crimes that were reported in Hughes County in 2011 entered a guilty plea to one of the counts yesterday.  23-year-old Sammone Flute was indicted on 12 separate counts for allegations that she took at least 11 different...
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House Approves Bill Expanding Tech School Bonds

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Legislature has approved a bill that would allow more than $38 million in bonds to be sold to finance program expansions at two of the state’s four technical institutes. The measure increases the bonding limit to $18.5 million at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City to...
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Governor Daugaard Signs Veterans Bills March 6, 2013

Daugaard Signs Veterans Bills in Capitol Rotunda

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed four bills dealing with veterans issues during a ceremony in the Capitol rotunda. The bills approve special license plates for veterans with disabilities, allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and expertise, designate March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day and expedite...
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Governor Daugaard Appoints Pierre Man to Parole Board

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man has been appointed to the South Dakota Board of Pardons and Paroles.  Governor Dennis Daugaard has appointed Mark R. Smith to the position.  He will succeed William Grode of Rapid City, who recently resigned from the board.  Smith was a state assistant attorney general for 11...
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