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Arrests Made After Homeowners Find Two Strangers Sleeping in their Basement

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Arrests were made early this morning after the residents of a rural Pierre area home reported that they found two unknown people sleeping in their basement; passed out.  Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says that authorities were called to a residence on 201st Street, along Highway 1804 about 4:55...
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Final Co-Defendant Sentenced for Theft of Pickup from Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Nebraska man was sentenced to spend four years in prison for his role in the theft of a vehicle from Fort Pierre last October.  19-year-old Michael Sorgen was the last of a group of four people to be sentenced for the crime in a Fort Pierre courtroom...
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Visitors to SD National Parks Spent $165 Million

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) – A report says the 3.8 million visitors to national parks in South Dakota spent $165 million in communities near those parks in 2011. The National Park Service report says spending by those visitors supported 2,651 jobs across South Dakota. Mount Rushmore National Memorial Superintendent Cheryl Schreier says...
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Thune Talks About Budget Reform Act of 2013

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Senator John Thune says he’s not certain what the future will bring for his bill that would change the nation’s budget process.  Earlier this month, the Republican Senator reintroduced legislation dubbed the Budget Reform Act of 2013.  The bill would require Congress to set up a timeline in which...
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