South Dakota Tribal Relations Honors 2 Veterans from Central South Dakota

PIERRE S.D. – The S. D. Department of Tribal Relations recently presented Royce Loesch of Pierre and Gerald Lyttle of Fort Thompson with honors in a Ceremony held recently at the Capitol Rotunda in Pierre. Steve Emery of the Department of Tribal Relations and Larry Zimmerman, Sec. of the Department of Veterans Affairs presented...
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State House Approves Industrial Hemp Bill; Heads to Senate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state House of Representatives has approved a bill that would open the door to the cultivation of industrial hemp in South Dakota. House lawmakers voted 57-11 on Thursday to approve the plan. It now heads to the Senate for consideration. Republican Rep. Mike Verchio of Hill City is the...
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Stanley County School Patriot’s Pen Winners

FORT PIERRE S.D. – Three Stanley County sixth grade students were winners in the Post 2038 VFW Patriot Pen writing essay. The theme of this year’s essay was: “What Freedom Means to Me.” Patriot’s Pen is a nation-wide essay competition sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  This gives students an opportunity to express...
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Bill to Allow Concealed Guns in South Dakota Capitol Fails

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A bill that would have allowed concealed weapon permit holders to bring guns into the South Dakota Capitol has failed in committee. The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday voted down the plan that would have removed from state law a prohibition from carrying in the Capitol. The proposal would have allowed...
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