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Judge Rules on Motions in Pierre Teen’s Murder Case

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge Thursday denied a motion to dismiss charges against a Pierre teen for the December 2012 shooting death of a 16-year-old Pierre boy.  A hearing was held in a Pierre courtroom yesterday during which Judge John Brown looked at a handful of motions in the case involving 17-year-old...
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SD Lawmakers Continue Medicaid Expansion Talks

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota legislative leaders from both parties say they still discussing the possibility of expanding the Medicaid program to provide medical care to more poor people. House Democratic Leader Bernie Hunhoff of Yankton says he’s confident something can be passed during the current legislative session. Hunhoff says discussions have focused...
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Deceased SD Lawmakers Remembered in Ceremony

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has honored 11 former state lawmakers who died in the past year. Members of the House and Senate on Thursday held a memorial service for their deceased colleagues. The Legislature holds the service each year. Those honored and their chamber and years of service: Elmer Diedtrich...
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Economic Impact of SD Tourism Up 2.8 Percent

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the tourism industry’s impact on South Dakota’s economy increased by 2.8 percent last year despite spring and fall blizzards and a federal government shutdown that closed Mount Rushmore for about two weeks. Daugaard says tourism’s overall economic impact in 2013 was nearly $2 billion. He says...
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