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Pierre National Guard Unit Back on US Soil

(From South Dakota National Guard) FORT HOOD, Texas – Sixty-eight Soldiers of the 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, South Dakota Army National Guard, arrived in the United States today, Dec. 10, after serving a five-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Members of the Pierre-based 152nd arrived in Fort Hood, Texas,...
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District 24 Lawmakers Talk with Pierre School Board About Common Core Educational Standards

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The three members of the South Dakota Legislature’s District 24 spoke with the Pierre School Board and district administrators yesterday on the topic of Common Core educational standards during a legislative forum.  A majority of states across the country adopted the Common Core State Standards, which lay out reading...
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District 24 Lawmakers Hear Issues and Information at Pierre School District’s Legislative Forum

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The new Common Core academic standards and school finances were two of the main topics discussed at yesterday’s Legislative Forum, hosted by the Pierre School Board.  The forum, featuring the three lawmakers from District 24-Senator Jeff Monroe and Representatives Mary Duvall and Tim Rounds, was held before the board’s...
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SD Lawmaker Will Propose Repeal of Death Penalty

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state lawmaker who previously supported the death penalty says he will ask the 2014 South Dakota Legislature to repeal capital punishment. Rep. Steve Hickey of Sioux Falls, who also is a pastor, says he changed his mind on the death penalty after reviewing the Bible. He says he also...
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Water Main Breaks in Pierre Cause Service Outages in Two Neighborhoods Over Past Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A water main break in Pierre Monday resulted in an interruption to service in a western Pierre neighborhood.  City Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says the water main break was reported on Lakewood Drive Monday evening.  More than 25 customers were impacted by the break in the six...
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SDNG Says 152nd CSSB Arrived at Fort Hood, Texas This Morning

RAPID CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota National Guard has announced that the 68 members of the Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion have returned to the U.S.-following service in Afghanistan. Major Anthony Deiss in the Guard’s Public Affairs Office says the soldiers returned to Fort Hood, Texas this morning. Deiss says the...
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DOJ Official Calls ND Meeting an Important Step

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A high-ranking U.S. Department of Justice official says Monday’s tribal nations meeting in North Dakota is an early and important step in protecting Native American and Alaska Native children. U.S. Associate Attorney General Tony West, the department’s third-highest official, is in Bismarck for the first public hearing of a 12-member...
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Co-op Agreement Finalized for Buyback Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of the Interior says it has finalized the first cooperative agreement in a $1.9 billion Native American land buyback program stemming from the settlement of a nearly 17-year lawsuit over more than a century’s worth of mismanaged trust royalties. The agreement reached with the Oglala Sioux...
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Chamberlain School Board Votes Against Honor Song

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – The Chamberlain School Board has again rejected a request to include a traditional Lakota honor song in the high school graduation ceremony. The Daily Republic reports the board voted 4-2 against the song Monday night. One board member abstained. The controversy first arose last spring, when the school board rejected...
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SD Attorney General’s Annual Pie Day is Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is hosting the 16th annual Pie Day in the state Capitol in Pierre on Saturday. The annual event includes free pie, cookies, coffee and ice cream. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST and features free entertainment. Pie Day began when...
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