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Community Prayer Vigil Planned Today on Capitol Steps for Those Killed in Connecticut School Shooting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) There will be a community prayer vigil on the steps of the State Capitol in Pierre this evening-to remember those who died Friday at the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.  The event is being hosted by the Pierre/Fort Pierre Ministerium.  Pastor Karl Kroger says the vigil was organized to...
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Flags at Half Staff Through Tomorrow for School Shooting Victims

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Flags remain at half-staff through tomorrow, after President Barack Obama made the request Friday out of respect for victims of the mass shooting that occurred in Connecticut.  Governor Dennis Daugaard’s office sent a statewide notice Friday that the President had ordered flags to be at half-staff from that day...
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BIA’s Indian Highway Safety Program to Sponsor “Don’t Shatter the Dream” Initiative to Fight Impaired Drivers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Great Plains Regional Office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Indian Highway Safety Program has started a holiday safe driving campaign-which is underway now through January 1, 2013.  The “Don’t Shatter the Dream” impaired driving campaign unites the Bureau of Indian Affairs and tribal law enforcement agencies to send...
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Connecticut Shooting Likely to Spark Gun Bills in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature usually weighs at least one gun-related proposal during its annual legislative session, and a spokesman for Gov. Dennis Daugaard expects that the deadly school shooting in Connecticut might spark even more next year. Daugaard spokesman Tony Venhuizen tells The Associated Press on Monday that the Newtown...
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