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Regional Indian Health Service Agency Changes Name

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service has changed its name after more than half a century, following consultations with tribal leaders in the region. The agency that oversees 19 federally and tribally managed service units in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa is now known as the Great Plains...
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SD Officials: Inmate Dies of Apparent Suicide

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota prisons agency says an inmate has died of an apparent suicide. The Department of Corrections on Friday said 33-year-old Heidi VandenBosch was found unresponsive in her cell at the South Dakota Women’s Prison in Pierre on Wednesday. She was transported to a local hospital and later airlifted...
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Update on Water Main Break Along Wells/New Line Leak Being Worked on Along Fifth Street

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre city crews have completed work on a water main leak that was reported along Wells Avenue Thursday-west of the Wells and Harrison Avenue intersection.    The leak was noted yesterday morning and it was located in an area on the south side of Wells late this morning.  Lynn Patton...
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Senator Thune Discusses Recent Nebraska Ruling on Keystone XL Pipeline

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Senator John Thune is weighing in on recent news regarding the Keystone XL pipeline from Nebraska. A judge ruled Wednesday that the Nebraska Public Service Commission should have had the chance to approve or reject the pipeline’s route through that state. The state is appealing and reports are that the Nebraska...
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