January 22 House Fire on North Poplar in Pierre

Fundraiser Coming Up for Family Whose Home Was Badly Damaged in January Fire

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fundraiser will be held be held this Friday to help a family who recently lost their house and belongings to a fire.  Scott and Leslie Wilson’s home at 210 North Poplar Avenue was left with extensive damage after a fire broke out in one of the bedrooms of...
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SD Governor Signs Criminal Justice Reform Measure

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a plan to cut the state’s prison costs by treating more nonviolent offenders through intensive probation, parole and other programs outside prison walls. Daugaard signed the bill Wednesday in a ceremony held in the Capitol rotunda. South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David...
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SD Senate Committee Endorses Gun Rights Measure

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has endorsed a measure that would put language in state law opposing any federal attempts to restrict the constitutional right to bear arms. The State Affairs Committee voted 8-1 to pass the measure, which next goes to the full Senate. The bill’s main sponsor, Sen....
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South Dakota Tribe Proposing $34 Million Casino

OACOMA, S.D. (AP) – The Lower Brule Sioux tribe is pursuing a $34 million casino along Interstate 90 just west of the town of Oacoma. Rapid City developer Richard Rangel told a crowd at the Oacoma Community Center on Tuesday night that the project is envisioned in two phases – a casino and travel...
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