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Gilbertson: State Should Examine Prevalence of Elder Abuse

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson has proposed evaluating the financial abuse of the elderly in South Dakota. Gilbertson in his Wednesday State of the Judiciary speech to lawmakers discussed proposals he says are making a difference in South Dakota. Those include a program to attract attorneys to...
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Inaugural Committee to Hold After Action Meeting Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Members of a committee that worked to put on the 2015 Inaugural celebration will gather for an “after-action” meeting tomorrow.  Saturday brought a day of events to Pierre, including swearing in ceremonies for lawmakers and state officials and two formal balls-one at the Capitol and a second at the...
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Area Lawmakers Discuss Governor’s Transportation Proposals

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s roads and highways were a popular discussion topic among legislators at the Capitol yesterday–following Governor Dennis Daugaard’s State of the State speech. Daugaard proposed changes to taxes and fees to raise about $50 million dollars for work on roads and bridges in the state. The revenue from...
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School Board Learns About Proposed Peer Leadership Program for Riggs HS

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board heard Monday about a Peer Leadership Program proposed for freshman age students at Riggs High School.  Rob Coverdale, Assistant Principal at Riggs told the board at this week’s meeting that the transition from middle school to high school can be tough for some students for...
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More Than 17,000 in South Dakota Enroll for Health Insurance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Federal officials say more than 17,000 people in South Dakota have signed up for health insurance during the current enrollment season of the Affordable Care Act. The second enrollment period for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law began Nov. 15 and ends Feb. 15. The U.S. Department of...
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Key Republicans Split on Daugaard’s Transportation Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Key state Republicans had varied reactions to the roughly $50 million in tax hikes for road and bridge projects that Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proposed in his annual State of the State speech. Daugaard highlighted the plan Tuesday as he addressed lawmakers on the first day of the 2015 legislative...
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Over 100 Rounds Fired From Within Home in Kimball Standoff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – More than 100 rounds were fired from within the Kimball home that was the scene of a standoff last week. Attorney General Marty Jackley says law enforcement fired less than a dozen rounds in response. He says the state has concluded a crime scene reconstruction and has turned over the...
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Daugaard Calls for $50 Million Transportation Funding Hike

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proposed roughly $50 million in tax hikes for road and bridge projects in South Dakota as part of his annual State of the State speech. The governor highlighted the plan Tuesday as he addressed lawmakers on the first day of 2015 legislative session. A separate legislative...
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Police Say Pierre Man Injured in Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was injured in a vehicle/pedestrian accident at a Pierre intersection yesterday.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the collision was reported about 12:49 p.m. at the intersection of East Sioux Avenue and South Pierre Street.  He says 30-year-old Jeff Schladweiler of Mitchell was southbound on Pierre...
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Colorado Man Arrested Following Friday Night Pursuit

RAPID CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) A Colorado man was arrested Friday night following a pursuit involving the South Dakota Highway Patrol.  Captain Kevin Karley of the SDHP says the pursuit started Friday night about 8:40 p.m. when a trooper attempted to stop a car for speeding on I-90 near Murdo.  He says the...
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