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SD Secretary Shares Tribal, State Challenges

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – In his last meeting with a legislative committee, Tribal Relations Secretary J.R. LaPlante has discussed the accomplishments and ongoing challenges that face state and tribal leaders. LaPlante has taken a job as an assistant U.S. attorney in Sioux Falls. He will move to that position in August. Gov. Dennis Daugaard...
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Tri County Ag Day to be May 27

RAPID CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) May 27 brings the 2014 Tri-County Ag Day to the Cottonwood Range and Livestock Field Station 11 miles west of Philip on Highway 14. Kory Bierle, a fifth-generation rancher from Midland who is part of an organizing committee for the event, says the topics selected for Ag Day...
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Memorial Day Program to be Held Monday at Riggs High School Theater

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday will bring the annual Memorial Day program to Pierre. The program is being organized this year by Pierre’s Post 8 of the American Legion. The ceremony will feature music from the Capital City Band – beginning at 10:30 a.m. The program starts at 11:00 a.m. at Riggs High...
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SDHP Hits the Road with “Operation Safe Summer Kickoff” Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Highway Patrol reminds motorists that troopers will be out in force today as part of a statewide, high-visibility effort to raise awareness of the need for safe driving. Colonel Craig Price, superintendent of the Highway Patrol says most of its uniformed troopers will be on highways across...
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One Arrested Following Accident North of Miller Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A motorist was arrested Thursday morning following a two vehicle crash north of Miller. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says troopers responded yesterday morning to the crash on South Dakota Highway 45-about 12 miles north of Miller. The patrol says a semi-truck was southbound on the highway when it...
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Major Pierre Intersection to be Closed for a Few Hours May 28

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Motorists who frequent the area near the Euclid and Capitol Avenue intersection will want to note the intersection’s closure for a portion of one day next week. The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will place an asphalt overlay at that intersection next Wednesday morning. The DOT’s Pierre...
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Standing Rock Man Sentenced for Payment Scam

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been sentenced to a year of probation and fined $500 for embezzlement and theft. Forty-six-year-old Dana Fast Horse was accused of a scam last October to illegally get a $4,000 government payment and split it with a woman he enlisted to...
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Dakotas Gas Prices Down Sharply From Year Ago

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Drivers in the Dakotas this Memorial Day are paying much less for gas than they were at the same time last year. AAA reports that the average price of a gallon of gas in North Dakota is down 67 cents from May 2013, and in South Dakota the average is...
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Physics Panel to Feds: Beam Some Neutrinos From Ill. to SD

WASHINGTON (AP) – A committee of physicists says the U.S. should build a billion-dollar project to beam ghostlike subatomic particles 800 miles underground from Chicago to South Dakota. That would help scientists understand these particles, called neutrinos, which zip right through us and pose a major puzzle for researchers. Steven Ritz of the University...
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SD Supreme Court Allows ‘Pink Slime’ Suit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court is allowing a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit to proceed against television network ABC over its coverage of a meat product that critics derided as “pink slime.” The decision on Thursday allows the plaintiffs to potentially depose news anchor Diane Sawyer, two of the networks...
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