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Open House to be Held for Newly Named District Ranger of Ft. Pierre Nat’l Grasslands

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Ranger District will hold an Open House on Monday.  The event is scheduled to note the naming of Daniel Svingen as the new District Ranger for the Fort Pierre National Grasslands.  Svingen has been serving as Acting District Ranger since May of last year and...
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SD Man Gets 40 Months in Prison in Assault Case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Federal authorities say a central South Dakota man has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for an assault conviction. The U.S. Attorney in Sioux Falls on Thursday announced the sentence of 19-year-old Joseph Anthony Little Star. The Eagle Butte man was also ordered to pay a $250,000 fine...
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Health Overhaul Critics Tread Lightly on Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem are two of the federal health overhaul’s most consistent critics. But the South Dakota Republicans are mostly silent on a key provision of the law in their own state. Both Thune and Noem say they want the law repealed. But when asked this week...
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Mother and Son Die as Result of February Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A mother and her young son have died as the result of a two-vehicle crash late last month in Gregory County. The Highway Patrol says 1 1/2-year-old Adryan Jones died Wednesday in a Sioux Falls hospital. The boy’s mother, 21-year-old Sarah Mozley, of Gregory, died last Sunday from her...
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Economic Development Official Talks About NBP

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The head of South Dakota’s economic development agency says he believes a failed beef packing plant in Aberdeen will be up and running in a short time. Pat Costello talked with a legislative committee investigating the development agency and its involvement in issues relating to the failed Northern Beef Packers...
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Corps Says Repeat of 2011 Missouri River Flooding Unlikely

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Corps of Engineers official says the mountain snowpack in the Missouri River’s upper basin is close to levels seen before 2011 flooding on the river. But she says flooding this year is still far less likely. Jody Farhat with the corps says drought in 2012 has resulted in...
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SD to Begin Using E15 in State-Owned Vehicles

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Part of the state’s vehicle fleet will begin using a blend of gasoline and ethanol as fuel. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Thursday announced that the state will launch a six-month test period during which some vehicles will be fueled on E15. The state will use E15 in flex...
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SD Lawmakers Begin Look at Development Programs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel is holding its first hearing on the state’s economic development agency and its involvement in issues related to a failed beef packing plant. The Government Operations and Audit Committee will review two reports from private auditing firms and one from the state Department of Legislative...
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U.S. House Passes HHEATT Act-Noem Urges Passage in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) Representative Kristi Noem says legislation passed in the U.S. House Tuesday will help provide relief to those who have been impacted by propane shortages. The “Home Heating Emergency Assistance through Transportation, or HHEATT Act, extends a U.S. Department of Transportation emergency declaration through May 31 to allow tank truck...
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2014 Pierre Polar Plunge to Raise Money for Special Olympics South Dakota Athletes

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) On March 16, several volunteers will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” as part of the 2014 Pierre Polar Plunge for the benefit of Special Olympics South Dakota.  The plunges are held each year at different locations throughout the state and are presented by South Dakota Law Enforcement as part...
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