Daugaard Urges Safety on SD Highways This Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is urging motorists to follow speed limits and wear their seatbelts during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Although there were no fatalities last year on South Dakota highways during Memorial Day weekend, 30 people were injured in more than 120 crashes. The State Office of Highway Safety...
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SD Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Hiding Information

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Winner woman has pleaded not guilty in federal court to concealing information from authorities investigating a homicide at a tribal housing facility in the South Dakota city. The Daily Republic reports that 21-year-old Allisa Hawkman faces up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted....
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$3.4 Billion Indian Land Royalty Settlement Upheld

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A panel of appellate judges has upheld a $3.4 billion settlement between the U.S. government and hundreds of thousands of Native American plaintiffs whose land trust royalties the Department of Interior mismanaged. The three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia dismissed a challenge of...
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Two Central SD Flood Damaged Parks Are Reopening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) With the Memorial Day Weekend just a few days away, the State Parks Division of the Game, Fish and Parks Department says two local recreation areas will be ready. Farm Island Recreation Area east of Pierre and Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Fort Pierre were damaged during last year’s...
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