Signing of SB 26 February 12, 2013

SD Governor Signs Bill Deleting Offensive Terms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill updating language in state laws referring to people with intellectual disabilities. The governor says the bill eliminates outdated and offensive references in state law such as “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded.” When the law takes effect July 1, new language will...
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Feds Sentence 12 For Illegally Trafficking Birds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Twelve people in South Dakota and Montana have been sentenced for trafficking federally protected migratory birds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted the two-year investigation. During the investigation, agents documented 43 transactions of protected migratory birds, primarily bald and golden eagles. Officials say bald and golden eagle carcasses...
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South Dakota Man Dies During Weekend Blizzard

REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) – A Redfield man has died after he abandoned his car during this past weekend’s blizzard. Spink County Sheriff Kevin Schurch tells KSFY-TV that 58-year-old Kevin Cranston was found on Monday morning. Cranston was reported missing Sunday evening after he did not return from work. Schurch says searchers found Cranston’s car...
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Hollywood Tonight Raises More than $20,000 for MSDVC

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The weekend’s “Hollywood Tonight” raised more than $20,000 for Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center.  The theme for Saturday’s event was “Pierre’s Got Talent”.  Several talented performers showed their entertainment skills-from dancing to singing and comedy.  A panel of local judges helped choose the award winners.  Ryan Sheldon was selected...
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