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SD House Committee Hears Bill on Marijuana Defense

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota lawmakers – one a police officer and the other a retired police chief – say people charged with possessing small amounts of marijuana should be able to defend themselves in court by arguing they need it for medical reasons. Rep. Dan Kaiser is an Aberdeen police officer...
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SD Legislature Passes Criminal Justice Reform Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has given final approval to a plan to cut the state’s prison costs by treating more nonviolent offenders in community programs. The House voted 63-7 to pass the bill, which was approved last week by the Senate. The measure now goes to Gov. Dennis Daugaard for...
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Dancing with the Stars Comes to Fort Pierre Tonight

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tonight brings the sixth annual “Dancing with the Stars” event to Fort Pierre.  The evening is held as Capital Area United Way’s annual Thank You Dinner and Recognition Celebration-according to Gloria Hanson, Executive Director for United Way.  Doors open at the Community and Youth Involved Center at 5:00...
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SDHP Holding February Sobriety Checkpoints

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Highway Patrol will have another series of sobriety checkpoints next month.  February checkpoints are to be held at various locations in 13 South Dakota counties.  Some area counties where checkpoints will be held include Hughes, Stanley and Tripp.  For checkpoint text alerts, visit www.actcivilized.com.
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