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SD Supreme Court Upholds Patterson Murder Conviction and Life Without Parole Sentence

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed the second degree murder conviction and sentence of Joseph R. Patterson for the death of his then girlfriend’s son T.R. “The South Dakota Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the jury’s guilty verdict in this tragic case,” said Jackley. “Patterson is...
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Stanley County Elementary October Little Buff Awards Named

FORT PIERRE, SD- The Stanley County Elementary School has named the October Little Buff Awards. Thank you to Sioux Nation and All Pro Garage Door, LLC for their community sponsorship. We greatly appreciate community support of this program. Back Row, l-r: Chase Meyer -grade 3, Brendon Bothwell-grade 4, Angelina Chavez-Wessels-grade 5, Calvin Grandon-grade 5,...
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SD Tourism Seeking Award Nominees

PIERRE, SD- The South Dakota Department of Tourism is looking for nominations for awards honoring outstanding efforts to the state’s visitor industry. Awards are presented to outstanding members or organizations each year at the South Dakota Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Four of the awards are based on peer nominations. Forms are available on the...
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National Volunteer E-forums are Now Offered in Your County

BROOKINGS, SD- Two 4-H volunteer e-forums will be held at county SDSU Extension Offices in South Dakota in November and December. The November 2 e-forum will focus on learning how to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) leaders through traditional animal sciences project areas in communities. Volunteers will gain ideas for planning and...
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Bullying is a Community Problem, Not Just a School Problem

PIERRE, SD– The Mayors of Pierre and Fort Pierre both recently signed proclamations calling residents to action to help prevent bullying in both communities. Ft. Pierre mayor Gloria Hanson says many people think bullying is a problem only in schools, but she says it’s actually a community-wide issue.   A task force of people...
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Home Heating Safety Time of Year

PIERRE, SD- Temperatures have dropped causing most people to turn on the heat in their homes or businesses. Pierre Volunteer Fire Department chief Ian Paul recommends people have furnaces checked by a professional to be sure they’re running properly. Space heaters are another source of warmth and Paul reminds people to use them carefully....
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Pierre to Host National Bass Fishing Tournament in 2018

PIERRE, SD- Pierre will host a national bass fishing tournament next summer (June 29-July 2). BASS director of event operations Eric Lopez, during a stop at the DRG studios yesterday (Wed.), said Pierre will be part of the Bassmaster Elite Tournament Series.   Lopez says the tournament also includes a festival.
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DRG’s Scott Lane Earns 2nd Place SD Broadcasters Association Award

Dakota Radio Group on-air personality Scott Lane has been honored by the South Dakota Broadcasters Association for his work producing radio commercials. Association president Steve Willard says out of entries from across the state, Lane earned 2nd place.   Willard says high quality commercial production takes a lot of effort.  
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Sixth ‘farmers’ restaurant’ to open in Pennsylvania

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A sixth farmers’ restaurant with ties to the North Dakota Farmers Union has opened in Pennsylvania. Farmers Union President Mark Watne says the new restaurant is located in King of Prussia. It’s called Founding Farmers King of Prussia. The group came up with the concept and opened the first farmer-owned...
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US Ag Secretary Thinks Tax Reform Will Bode Well for Farmers and Ranchers

PIERRE, SD- Details of the next federal budget are still being worked out in Washington, DC. Once that is done, work is expected to begin on a major tax reform. US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue thinks the proposed tax law changes will be good for agriculture.  
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