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Charges Dropped for Couple Charged with Grand Theft and Conspiracy

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Charges against a husband and wife for Grand Theft by Deception and Conspiracy to Commit an Unlawful Act have been dismissed in Hughes County; but the two remain in custody for outstanding warrants from other states. 46-year-old George Nelson and 45-year-old Karla Nelson were indicted by a Hughes County...
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SD Board OKs Studies on Roads, Wine Distribution

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative board has approved two summer study committees on topics that will likely lead to proposed legislation during the 2015 session. The Legislature’s Executive Board unanimously voted Wednesday to authorize a study on future roads and bridges in the state. Another study will consider laws on alcohol...
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Siren Systems to be Tested for Severe Weather Awareness Week

PIERRE, S. D. – (DRG News) This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota.  The National Weather Service, South Dakota Office of Emergency Management and other state, county and local agencies have been conducting public awareness activities as part of the annual designation.  This morning, a tornado drill will be conducted.  The...
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Rounds Has Clear Cash Edge Heading Toward Primary

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has the clear edge in campaign cash heading toward the June Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson. The GOP front-runner had about $1 million in his campaign coffers as of March 31 after raising about...
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Epidemiologist: Prevent Tick-Borne Illnesses

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s state epidemiologist recommends that residents use repellent and frequent checks to prevent tick-borne illnesses such as tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Dr. Lon Kightlinger says ticks need to be attached for several hours to spread infection so people can reduce their risk by checking for and removing...
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Lantry Man Pleads Guilty to Causing Fatal Crash

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A 20-year-old Lantry man has pleaded guilty to causing an accident that killed his passenger. Court documents indicate Charg Hebb pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, which has a maximum punishment of a year in custody. Prosecutors say he was speeding and driving recklessly on the wrong side of the...
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Report Says Northern SD Could See Cool Weather Continue Next Month

BROOKINGS, S.D. – (DRG News) Northern parts of South Dakota are expected to see cooler than average temperatures next month-according to a report released recently by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center. The report indicates that states like Montana and North Dakota, along with the northern Great Lakes area are most...
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State and FEMA Award Funds for Cooperative’s Blizzard Recovery

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) More than $20 million dollars will be awarded by South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to a South Dakota electric cooperative to help with damages caused by last October’s blizzard. The public assistance funds will reimburse Grand Electric Cooperative for repair or replacement...
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Senator Johnson to Visit Eagle Butte’s Cheyenne River Youth Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson will visit Eagle Butte on Thursday to tour the Cheyenne River Youth Project. Johnson will check out the youth program’s facilities and have lunch at the new cafe and coffee shop there. He will also meet with CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau, and tribal...
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Pierre PD Lists Businesses That Passed Alcohol Compliance Check Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department says of 18 businesses that were visited during a recent underage alcohol sales check, 15 of the establishments were in compliance. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the checks were done at businesses in Pierre, Fort Pierre, Blunt and rural Hughes County on Friday. Those...
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