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3 Sentenced to Jail in 19 yr old Female Drinking Death

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – Three Watertown college students have been sentenced to jail time in the death of a 19-year-old woman who was heavily intoxicated. An autopsy showed the woman died of “positional asphyxia” last month due to a blood alcohol level of .296 – close to more than four times the legal limit for...
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April 26th is Annual Red Cross Giving Day

PIERRE SD – The American Red Cross is asking for something they normally give, help. Today is Red Cross Giving Day. It is a time when the non-profit asks for donations from the public in order to continue to provide the services it does for hundreds of thousands of families across the country. Every...
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2017’s Best and Brightest Honored for Academic Excellence

PIERRE SD – The best and brightest from the Class of 2017 were honored for their academic achievements at the 27th Annual Academic Excellence Banquet in Pierre on Monday April 24th. In conjunction with Gov. Dennis Daugaard, the Associated School Boards of South Dakota invited more than 200 students, who were identified as the...
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2017 Horse Races to be Held at Stanley County Fairgrounds Offers Prizes and Fun

PIERRE/FORT PIERRE SD – The Horse Races this year are happening again for 2 weekends. The talk comes around every year about whether or not the Verendrye Benevolent Association will host them again for another year and the answer is always depending on the amount of insurance that will need to be paid out for...
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Federal Officials Charge 15 with Eagle Trafficking

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Federal officials in South Dakota say 15 people have been indicted for illegally trafficking eagles and other migratory birds after a two-year undercover operation. U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler said Monday that officials expect “significant” additional federal charges in the case. Seiler says the investigation focused on trafficking of eagles...
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Beer Stores Near Reservation Appeal Loss of Liquor Licenses

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The owners of four Nebraska beer stores that sell millions of cans of beer each year near a South Dakota Indian reservation are appealing a state regulator’s decision not to renew their liquor licenses. The appeal filed late Monday in Lancaster County District Court says the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission’s...
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South Dakota US Senators Praise Perdue as Ag Secretary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s U.S. senators are praising the Senate’s confirmation of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary. Perdue has assured nervous farm-state senators that he’ll advocate for rural America, even as President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed deep cuts to some farm programs. Both Sen. John Thune and Sen....
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Fine Arts Booster Club AWARDS Scholarships

PIERRE SD – Five graduating seniors from T.F.Riggs High School have been awarded scholarships from the Fine Arts Booster Club in Pierre. Hannah Booth, Nathaniel Hill, Isabelle Lehman, Nolan Ortbahn, and Brittani Snow were awarded scholarships of $500 each. Scholarship winners were chosen based on teacher recommendations and their involvement in school and community...
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Miss South Dakota’s Outstanding Teen Competition to be held April 30

HOT SPRINGS, SD – Twelve young women from around the state will compete for the title of Miss South Dakota’s Outstanding Teen 2017 in Hot Springs on Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mueller Center. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door. The girls competing that have won area...
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GFP Urges Anglers to be Aware of Fish Consumption Advisories

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota departments of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), Health (DOH) and Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are reminding anglers to check the current list of fish consumption advisories as the 2017 fishing season begins. Based on testing results from 2016, New Wall Lake in Pennington County has been added...
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