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Thune Re-elected Chairman of Senate GOP Conference

 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune says he has been re-elected chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. The South Dakota Republican was first elected to the post by his peers in December 2011 and assumed the position last January when Sen. Lamar Alexander, of Tennessee, stepped down. It is the third-highest...
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Actor Helps Tribes Trying to Buy Sacred SD Land

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Native American tribes are getting some celebrity support in their effort to raise money to buy land in South Dakota that they consider sacred. Ezra Miller, the star of the recently released film “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” and hip-hop producer Sol Guy are appearing in a...
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Two Kicked Out of Caucus to go to GOP Meeting

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two Republican legislators who were kicked out of a House caucus last year will be in attendance Saturday at a GOP meeting.  The Argus Leader reports that GOP Rep. Stace Nelson, from Fulton, and Rep. Lance Russell, from Hot Springs, have accepted an invitation from House Majority leader David Lust...
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One Person Hurt in Accident East of Pierre Monday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) First responders were called out Monday night to the report of a one vehicle accident east of Pierre.  Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says the accident was reported about eight miles east of Pierreon Highway 14-at about 6:10 p.m. Monday.  Leidholt says the driver of the 2011 Dodge pickup...
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