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SD Senate Leader Suggests Needs-Based Scholarship

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The leader of the Republican majority in the South Dakota Senate says he will introduce a bill to create a state program that awards scholarships based on financial need. Senator Russell Olson of Wentworth says South Dakota is the only state that has no scholarship program based on financial need....
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SD Senate Panel Approves Criminal Justice Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate panel has approved a wide-ranging plan to cut prison costs by treating more nonviolent offenders outside of prison walls. The State Affairs Committee voted unanimously Friday to approve the measure, which is supported by Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson and legislative leaders....
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Tourism Leaders Recognized at Thursday Awards Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Awards were presented yesterday to top visitor industry leaders and organizations as part of last night’s banquet at the 2013 South Dakota Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Pierre.  The awards were given out by Governor Dennis Daugaard and the South Dakota Department of Tourism.  Of local recipients, Department of...
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Missing Eagle Butte Man Found Safe in Haakon County After Overnight Search

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man was found safe in Haakon County after law enforcers from Stanley County and the Game, Fish and Parks Department searched for him overnight.  Deputy Dustin Baxter of the Stanley County Sheriff’s Department says the man, who is in his 40’s, had reportedly run out...
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