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Cheyenne River Youth Project Teens Earn Naming Ceremony

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (Apr. 2, 2018) — The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that the five Lakota teens who are participating in its innovative “Growing into Wowachinyepi” program have earned their naming ceremonies, certificates of achievement and a wopila (thank you) dinner. They will receive all this at a special honoring event on...
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Winter Weather Advisory Today Covers Most of SD

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 1pm today (Tues.). Weather Eye meteorologist Jennifer Wojcicki says the advisory covers a large area. Wojcicki says temperatures in the forecast for the next several days are below normal for this time of year.
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Authorities identify Box Elder man killed in Friday crash

LONG VALLEY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a Box Elder man who died in a crash in Bennett County. The Highway Patrol says 27-year-old Joshua Flockhart was driving a pickup truck that rear-ended a semitrailer on state Highway 73 south of Long Valley on Friday morning. The semi had slowed to make a...
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Judges order new evaluation of South Dakota prison porn rule

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal appeals panel has ordered a district judge to determine whether the South Dakota prison system policy barring pornography is constitutional. The Argus Leader reports the state Department of Corrections’ 2014 policy was challenged by Charles Sisney, who is serving a life sentence for killing his girlfriend. The...
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South Dakota drawing sets ballot listing order for primary     

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. House candidate Neal Tapio and governor hopeful Marty Jackley will be listed first on the ballot in their June Republican primary races. South Dakota officials held a drawing Monday for statewide and legislative candidates’ ballot orders. In the GOP congressional primary, Shantel Krebs will appear second and Dusty Johnson...
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Candidate Order Set for June Primary Ballot in SD

The order state and federal candidates will appear on the June 5 primary election ballot in South Dakota was determined this morning (Mon.) in the Secretary of State’s Office. Deputy Secretary of State of Election Services Kea Warne told DRG news and farm state law requires the Secretary of State’s Office to do a...
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Midland Man Facing DUI, Underage, Other Charges

A 20-year-old Midland, SD, man faces multiple charges after a traffic stop late last week in Pierre. According to the Pierre Police Department, an officer initiated a traffic stop near Poplar and Dakota Avenue shortly before midnight Friday night. The officer determined the driver, Traye Hedman, had been drinking alcohol. Hedman was ultimately arrested...
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Pierre Man Faces 6th DUI, Other Charges

PIERRE, SD- A 28-year-old Pierre man faces a sixth DUI and a variety of other charges after hitting a building with a vehicle Saturday afternoon. According to the Pierre Police Department, officers responded to a vehicle accident in the 300 block of South Pierre Street shortly before 2pm Saturday. Officers determined Zachary Marvel had...
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US construction spending grew just 0.1 percent in February

WASHINGTON (AP) – Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up a mere 0.1 percent in February from the prior month, a sign that a growing economy is doing little to spur a more rapid pace for building homes, hospitals and highways. The Commerce Department says construction spending came in at a seasonally adjusted annual...
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Texas man who invoked ‘affluenza’ defense released from jail

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – A 20-year-old Texas man who as a teenager invoked “affluenza” in his defense after killing four people in a drunken wreck has been released from jail. Tarrant County sheriff’s spokesman David McClelland says Ethan Couch was released Monday from the county jail near Dallas after serving nearly two years...
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