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Two Re-Elected to South Dakota Board of Pardons and Paroles

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Sisseton lawyer has been re-elected as chairwoman of the South Dakota Board of Pardons and Paroles Kay Nikolas is a former Roberts County state’s attorney. Chief Justice David Gilbertson appointed her to the board in 2009. Mark Smith, of Pierre, was re-elected to serve as vice-chairman. He was...
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FPDC to Meet for Annual Gathering Thursday Evening

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Development Corporation will hold its annual meeting tomorrow. The meeting of the organization’s members will take place at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center. FPDC Executive Director Dave Bonde says after hors d’oeuvres at 6:30, the group will hold a program and meeting at...
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New Stained Glass Window with Pieces from Capitol Being Added at Governor’s Mansion

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News)  Later this week, a new stained glass window will be installed at the Governor’s Mansion in Pierre.  The window was specially made for the Governor’s Residence and will be put in place on Friday morning.  The stained glass window piece was a gift to South Dakota for the state’s...
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Law Enforcement Pursuit Tuesday Covers 70 Miles in South Central SD

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) The Lyman County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a vehicle pursuit yesterday. Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger says the sheriff’s office received a call about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday that a pursuit originating in the Lower Brule area was underway. The chase started when a Lower Brule BIA Officer attempted...
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State Fair Announces 2015 Theme and Logo

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota State Fair has announced its 2015 theme.  The venue’s theme this year is “Sew It. Grow It. Show It.”  State Fair marketing and events coordinator Candi Briley says officials selected a theme and logo for 2015 that draws attention to all areas of the fair.  She...
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Bill Would Create Date for Challenging Candidate Petitions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state legislative committee has approved a measure that would put a deadline on when citizens can challenge petitions that statewide candidates use to get their name on a primary election ballot. The Senate Committee on State Affairs unanimously voted Wednesday to send the proposal to the full chamber. Under...
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State Panel Approves Opiate Overdose Antidote Proposal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has approved a proposal to allow trained first responders and police officers to carry an opiate overdose antidote to help fight drug fatalities. The state Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted Wednesday to send the measure to the chamber’s floor. Attorney General Marty Jackley says giving...
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Panel Approves Audit of Statewide Candidate Petitions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has approved a measure allowing the Secretary of State’s office to audit a random sample of voter signatures from statewide candidates’ petitions to get on the ballot. The Senate Local Government Committee voted Wednesday to send the measure to the chamber’s floor. Secretary of State Shantel Krebs...
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Officials Planning for Record Sturgis Rally Attendance

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Public safety and tourism officials across South Dakota are preparing for a potentially record-setting 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Officials at the Governor’s Tourism Advisory Board Meeting on Tuesday said estimates for the rally’s potential draw range from 750,000 to a million people.  That’s up from an estimated 442,000 attendees for...
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Health Department Pushing to Update Laws on Serious Diseases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state legislative committee has approved a bill that would modernize how the Department of Health responds to communicable disease outbreaks in the state. Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health Tom Martinec says under the new proposal, anyone with a Category 1 disease who fails to or refuses...
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