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Man Charged Following Investigation into July Sully County Courthouse Break-in

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) Charges have been filed in Sully County for a summer break-in at the Sully County Courthouse in Onida.  Charging documents have been filed with the Clerk of Courts Office against 21-year-old Travis Long Fox.  Long Fox, formerly of Onida, is charged with Third Degree Burglary-a Class 4 Felony; and...
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Pierre School Board to Host Local Lawmakers for Monday Legislative Forum

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board will host District 24 lawmakers Monday for a Legislative Forum.  The discussion will give legislative delegates a chance to learn about issues and concerns that school districts are facing-and will include a discussion of pending legislation that will be presented in the 2014 South Dakota...
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Onida Teen to Appear in Court in January to Enter Plea on Sully County Charges

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) An Onida teen agreed Monday to allow a presentence report to be prepared, with the understanding that he will enter into a plea agreement at his next court hearing in January.  Rowdy Olson appeared at the Sully County Courthouse Monday on charges of 3rd Degree Burglary, Possession of Burglary...
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SD Report Recommends Ways to Help Indian Students

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new report from the South Dakota Board of Regents recommends ways to help American Indian students succeed in state universities. A working group recommends that campuses reach out to Native American high school students to help them enroll in college. It also recommends providing more scholarships and grants to...
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Investment Firm Wins Auction for SD Beef Plant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A San Francisco-based investment banking firm has submitted the winning $44.3 million credit-and-cash bid for an idled South Dakota plant during a bankruptcy court auction Thursday in Sioux Falls. White Oak Global Advisors is the new owner of Northern Beef Packers, which filed for bankruptcy in July because it...
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Law Enforcement Wins Traveling Trophy-United Blood Services Pleased with Blood Drive Turnout

UNDATED – (DRG News) Law enforcers won a traveling trophy yesterday as this year’s Tyler Wilcox Memorial/Guns n’ Hoses blood drive finished up.  The three day event started Monday at the Pierre Mall and the final day yesterday was at the Fort Pierre Fire Station.  Abbie Titze, Donor Recruiter for United Blood Services says...
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Plows Have Been Clearing Roads of Snow…Cold Settling In

UNDATED – (DRG News) Motorists in Pierre and Fort Pierre, as well as drivers throughout the state are being advised to proceed with caution today as road conditions vary-following two days of snow.  Snow levels vary across the state, and coming in behind the white stuff are bone chilling temperatures. The City of Pierre...
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South Dakota Lt. Gov. Matt Michels, right, speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Suriname Jay N. Anania during Suriname’s National Day celebration in the Para District on Nov. 25, 2013. Senior leaders from the South Dakota Governor’s Office and the National Guard visited Suriname officials to reinforce the existing partnership between the South Dakota National Guard and Suriname military. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Anthony Deiss)(RELEASED)

SD Leaders Boost Partnership with Suriname

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Leaders from the South Dakota governor’s office and the state National Guard say a recent visit to Suriname helped strengthen ties between the state and the South American country. The Defense Department-sponsored partnership was established about seven years ago and numerous exchanges have taken place to develop military, political,...
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Former Montana Legislator Named HHS Regional Head

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says former Montana state Sen. Kim Gillan will head a six-state region for the federal agency. The Billings Democrat will be HHS’ director of Region VIII, which includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says...
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SD Panel Recommends Keeping Negro in Place Names

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Acting on a request by black leaders, the South Dakota panel responsible for getting rid of offensive geographic names has decided to seek the repeal of a state law that requires the renaming of places that use the word “Negro.” Current state law requires the South Dakota Board on Geographic...
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