Spring Showers Welcome But Officials Warn Region Still Dry

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is seeing some welcome rain this week but officials say residents should still be cautious of the unusually dry spring conditions. National Weather Service Meteorologist Matt Bunkers says western South Dakota is expected to see anywhere from a quarter to three-quarters of an inch of rain between...
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City Council Candidate Forum to be Held in Fort Pierre Tonight

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A candidate forum will be held this evening in Fort Pierre-leading up to next week’s Fort Pierre City Council election. Two candidates are running for city council seats in two separate Fort Pierre wards. Incumbent Kevin Gabriel is being challenged in Ward One by Charles Claussen. Meanwhile, in...
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Governor Daugaard Names SD’s Artist Laureate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota now has an ambassador to promote the arts and represent the state’s varied artistic traditions. Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Monday named sculptor Dale Lamphere South Dakota’s artist laureate. The Sturgis man is the first artist to receive the title since the death of renowned Native American artist Oscar...
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SD Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse Charge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A 21-year-old South Dakota man accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old child has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange has also ordered Christian Whiteman to five years of supervised release. The Dupree man earlier pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact by force. Authorities say...
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