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Pierre Elks Lodge #1953 to Bring Elks Aviation Day for Kids to SD Discovery Center Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Next week brings a new event for local kids as the Pierre Elks Lodge will present an Aviation Day at the South Dakota Discovery Center in Pierre. Elks Project Chairman Steve Wegman says Wednesday, January 29 will be an early release day for Pierre students, so the Elks Lodge...
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South Dakota’s 17-Day 125th Birthday Wagon Train Scheduled for September

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Details of the 125th Birthday Wagon Train are coming together as part of this year’s celebration of South Dakota’s Quasquicentennial. The event is to be sponsored by the South Dakota Draft Horse and Mule Association. Gerald Kessler of Fort Pierre, who is a co-Wagon Master for the ride, says...
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US Supreme Court Rejects Rhines Appeal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Charles Russell Rhines’ appeal of his first degree murder conviction and capital sentence. Rhines has been on death row for two decades for the slaying of a man during the 1992 burglary of a Rapid City doughnut...
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SD Senate Panel Approves Common Core Study

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has approved a measure that would set up a study of the Common Core standards now being used for math and English in the state’s school districts. The Senate Education Committee voted 5-2 to send the measure to the full Senate. Supporters say a study...
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