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Broken Water Main at Tibbs Rodeo Center

 FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The frigid weather apparently froze a water line that burst and flooded part of the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre. A spokeswoman says both floors of the building were flooded, but it doesn’t appear to have caused major damage to any of the exhibits.
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Man faces State Charges in Pierre Standoff Case

 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An Eagle Butte man facing federal charges stemming from a shootout and standoff that occurred in late October has been indicted in Hughes County on two counts of attempted first-degree murder. 27-year-old Jason Todd Garreau made his initial court appearance Monday.  Authorities say Garreau held officers at bay for nine...
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Central South Dakota Youth Goose Hunt

PIERRE, S.D. – (SD State News) The 24th annual Central South Dakota Youth Goose Hunt will be held in Pierre Jan. 3-5. The hunt, which is free to youth hunters ages 12-15, will begin at the Pierre Ramkota at 7 p.m. on Friday night with a mandatory information meeting. Hunters will be assigned their...
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Pierre Teen Accused in Killing Can Get Out of Jail

 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Pierre teen accused of killing a classmate will be released from jail.  Judge John Brown granted a defense request Monday to release 17-year-old Braiden McCahren on bond.  Authorities say 10 percent of the $250,000 bond already has been posted, so he could get out of jail Monday.  McCahren pleaded...
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Last-Minute Insurance Shoppers Given Grace Period

 CHICAGO (AP) – Monday’s deadline for signing up for insurance under the new health care law has effectively been extended through Tuesday in case of heavy demand on the government website.  Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the federal agency overseeing the Obama administration’s health overhaul, says the grace period is being offered to accommodate...
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Wildlife Photographer Talks About Trip to Mongolia

 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota wildlife photographer says his latest assignment for National Geographic took him to southern Mongolia to capture images of an elusive bear.  The magazine will publish Joe Riis’ first full feature next year. Riis photographed the Gobi bear, as well as the researchers trying to follow the movement...
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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Assault With A Dangerous Weapon And Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — (USDOJ) United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on December 19, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.Martin Garreau, age 19, was sentenced to 48 months...
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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Aggravated Sexual Abuse Of A Child

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — (USDOJ) United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child was sentenced on December 17, 2013, by U.S. District Court Judge Roberto A. Lange. Chad Two Hearts, age 40, was sentenced to 27 years in custody, 5...
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Syphilis Cases Climb In Corson County

PIERRE, S.D. – (SD State News) Syphilis cases are at a 40-year high in South Dakota, with 44 cases reported so far this year in 10 counties across the state. According to the state health department, that includes 12 cases in Corson County. Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is spread by sexual contact...
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Pierre and Belle Fourche Teachers Get Obama Award

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two South Dakota teachers are among 102 to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Erin Marsh teaches math in Pierre, S.D., and Ann Anderson is a science teacher from Belle Fourche, S.D. Winners get a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at...
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