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Myers, Hubbel Criticize Alleged Corruption in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two opposing South Dakota gubernatorial candidates say they want to clean alleged corruption statewide and limit the federal government’s power over the state. Former state Rep. Lora Hubbel and former University of South Dakota law professor Mike Myers called a joint news conference Wednesday. KDLT-TV reports the candidates said...
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SD Capital City Students Planting Trees

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s capital city is getting more of the Black Hills in its urban forest. The Pierre Capital Journal reports that every second-grader in town will be given a Black Hills spruce tree to plant. The effort is being headed by the state Agriculture Department and the Izaak Walton League,...
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Pierre Man Injured In Two Vehicle Accident Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A collision between a pickup and semi this afternoon resulted in one man being taken to the hospital.  South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper John Peary says the accident was reported about 4:00 p.m. today and occurred at the intersection of Highway 14 and 293rd Avenue east of Pierre.  Peary...
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LaPlante Takes New Job as Assistant US Attorney

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state’s Secretary of Tribal Relations J.R. LaPlante has taken a new job as an assistant U.S. attorney in Sioux Falls. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Wednesday announced LaPlante’s resignation from the state office-effective August 1. LaPlante became the state’s first secretary of tribal relations in 2011. He is...
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Boys and Girls Club Members Enjoy Earth Day Themed Activities Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill addressed youngsters at the Boys and Girls Club Tuesday for this year’s Earth Day celebration. The mayor talked about the origins of Earth Day in 1970, among other topics. Throughout the year, the City of Pierre conducts a Go Green and Clean Campaign, and the...
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Volunteers Worked Tuesday Around Pierre to Pick Up Garbage on Earth Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) There was a flurry of activity in the Pierre area yesterday as part of National Earth Day. In the past few years, the week around Earth Day has brought organized cleanups linked to Pierre’s Go Green and Clean campaign. Several volunteers offer to help with trash pickup work at...
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CCST Inauguration for New Chairperson and Tribal Council Members is May 6

FORT THOMPSON, S.D. – (DRG News) The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe will have a new Chairperson early next month following the recent general election for tribal leaders. Inauguration has been set for May 6-and the tribe will see a familiar face in at tribal headquarters-as former Chairperson Roxanne Sazue defeated current Chairman Brandon Sazue...
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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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