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City of Mobridge

Mobridge City Council Met December 16, 2013

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Mobridge City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting.  The following are highlights addressed and the action taken. See attachment for supporting documents. Brad Milliken, Water Superintendent sought and obtained approval for advertising of bids for a Skid Steer Loader.  Bids were accepted for water treatment except for the...
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SD Working With Tribe on Joint Parole Program

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials are working with the Sisseton-Wahpeton tribe to set up a joint program to supervise Native Americans released on parole from state prisons. State Corrections Secretary Dennis Kaemingk says state and tribal officials would cooperate in a pilot program to supervise Native Americans released on parole who plan to...
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Hearing on Tuesday in ‘Pink Slime’ Lawsuit

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) – A judge is scheduled to hear oral arguments Tuesday in a motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit over ABC News’ coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime.” The lawsuit filed by Beef Products Inc. was moved in June from federal court to circuit court. ABC is...
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Governor Dennis Daugaard

Daugaard Inviting SD Businesses to Go to China

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard plans to travel to China again this spring and is inviting South Dakota business leaders to join him. His third trade mission to the country will include visits to Beijing and Shanghai. The governor’s office says preference will be given to companies in value-added agriculture, advanced manufacturing,...
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SDNG's 152nd CSSB at July 6, 2013 Deployment (Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Beck)(RELEASED)

Welcome Home Ceremony and Parade Planned Tuesday for SDNG’s 152nd CSSB

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota National Guard’s 152 Combat Sustainment Support Battalion will return to Pierre tomorrow following service in Afghanistan.  The unit was deployed July 6 and spent about four months overseas.  They returned to Fort Hood, Texas on December 10.  A welcome home ceremony is planned for the group...
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Grant Funding To Aid Youth Conservation Education

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Grants will be awarded next year to South Dakota youth through the Tony and Dar Dean Outdoor Education Fund.  The fund was set up to honor the memory of outdoor broadcaster and writer Tony Dean, who died in 2008.  It also honors his wife Dar Dean, an outdoor enthusiast...
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Pie Day 2013

A.G. Jackley Talks About Pie Day Tradition

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brought the 16th annual Pie Day to South Dakota’s Capitol Building.  The event was started by former Attorney General Mark Barnett, who told workers at an election polling place in Wasta that they were prevented by state law from offering snacks or goodies to voters.  He later invited...
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GLSDTA Changes Name to SD Missouri River Tourism

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre-area based “Great Lakes of South Dakota Tourism Association is changing its name.  The regional tourism organization was formed in the 1960’s-in part by Governor Nils Boe-to help outdoor enthusiasts in gaining access to the Missouri River.  GLSDTA has now changed its name to South Dakota Missouri River...
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Tom Laughlin

Watertown Man Remembers Laughlin of “Billy Jack”

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – The college roommate of actor Tom Laughlin remembers him as more gentle than his on-screen character in the “Billy Jack” film. Laughlin played football at the University of South Dakota and went on to produce the movie released in 1971 after a long struggle to gain control of the low-budget,...
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SDHDA Homeless Consortium

Count Finds 1,155 Homeless People in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Officials have counted 1,155 homeless people in South Dakota, about the same as last year. The homeless count was conducted in September by the South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium in collaboration with community agencies and homeless service providers. Fifty-two of 66 counties participated. The statewide, one-day count...
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