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SD Tourism Secretary Added to U.S. Commerce Department Board

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Tourism Secretary is one of 32 people named to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.  The board was established more than ten years ago and advises the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on matters linked to the country’s travel and tourism industry.   South Dakota...
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Volunteers Being Sought for 2014 Paint-South Dakota Campaign

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Housing Development Authority is seeking volunteers once again this year for its annual “Paint-South Dakota” campaign.  People are needed to set aside some free time and volunteer to help fellow residents in their communities.  Through the Paint-South Dakota program, single-family, owner-occupied homes are given a fresh...
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Man Sentenced for Pierre Burglary; Another to be Sentenced Soon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was sentenced Tuesday for his guilty plea to Third Degree Burglary and Distribution of Marijuana. 25-year-old Dustin McGhee was charged for a break in a Cowboy Country Store on North Euclid Avenue in October and for a separate distribution count. Judge John Brown refused a request...
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Adult, 2 Students to Return to SD After SUV Crash

McLAUGHLIN, S.D. (AP) – A staff member and two students from a South Dakota school who were involved in a crash in Colorado are expected to return to their homes today. Five students and two adults were involved in an accident Monday when a sport utility vehicle that belongs to the McLaughlin School District...
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Eastern South Dakota Could See Half Foot of Snow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Parts of eastern South Dakota could be in for half a foot of snow. The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories for portions of northeast and east central South Dakota until Thursday evening. Forecasters say rain in the region will turn to snow, with 3-4 inches of...
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New Law Funds Tablets for Hearing-Impaired People

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new law in South Dakota will allow the state to fund smartphones, tablets and other devices for deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired people. Monthly phone bills for all South Dakotans include a 15 cent charge that helps accessibility for people with a range of disabilities. The fund was...
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Patrol: 6 Didn’t Wear Seat Belts in Colorado Crash

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say only the driver was wearing a seat belt when a sport-utility vehicle crashed in northern Colorado, injuring five students and two adults from a South Dakota school. The Colorado State Patrol on Wednesday identified the driver as 26-year-old Kyle Henderson of Box Elder, S.D. The other victims’...
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NWS Says Arctic Cold Should be Done But Temps Staying Cool

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The region could still get a lot of snow and cold before winter is truly gone, but the real frigid weather should be behind. Warning coordination meteorologist Todd Heitkamp with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says arctic temps and below-zero wind chills are unlikely. But he says...
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Woman Accused of Scamming Man with Brain Injury

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Cannon Ball, N.D. woman is accused of taking advantage of a man with a brain injury after he won money at a casino. Fifty-three-year-old Jeanette Blackcloud is charged with felony exploitation of a vulnerable adult, and a warrant has been issued for her arrest. Court documents do not list...
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Process Starts to Utilize Site for Old K-2 Elementary Building in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE – (DRG News) Now that rubble from Fort Pierre’s old K-2 elementary school is gone, school officials are working to determine how the site of the school will be used for playground and parking lot purposes. The Stanley County School District constructed a new elementary building nearby and it was opened in...
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