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One Arrested Following Accident North of Miller Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A motorist was arrested Thursday morning following a two vehicle crash north of Miller. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says troopers responded yesterday morning to the crash on South Dakota Highway 45-about 12 miles north of Miller. The patrol says a semi-truck was southbound on the highway when it...
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Major Pierre Intersection to be Closed for a Few Hours May 28

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Motorists who frequent the area near the Euclid and Capitol Avenue intersection will want to note the intersection’s closure for a portion of one day next week. The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will place an asphalt overlay at that intersection next Wednesday morning. The DOT’s Pierre...
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Standing Rock Man Sentenced for Payment Scam

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been sentenced to a year of probation and fined $500 for embezzlement and theft. Forty-six-year-old Dana Fast Horse was accused of a scam last October to illegally get a $4,000 government payment and split it with a woman he enlisted to...
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Dakotas Gas Prices Down Sharply From Year Ago

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Drivers in the Dakotas this Memorial Day are paying much less for gas than they were at the same time last year. AAA reports that the average price of a gallon of gas in North Dakota is down 67 cents from May 2013, and in South Dakota the average is...
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Physics Panel to Feds: Beam Some Neutrinos From Ill. to SD

WASHINGTON (AP) – A committee of physicists says the U.S. should build a billion-dollar project to beam ghostlike subatomic particles 800 miles underground from Chicago to South Dakota. That would help scientists understand these particles, called neutrinos, which zip right through us and pose a major puzzle for researchers. Steven Ritz of the University...
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SD Supreme Court Allows ‘Pink Slime’ Suit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court is allowing a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit to proceed against television network ABC over its coverage of a meat product that critics derided as “pink slime.” The decision on Thursday allows the plaintiffs to potentially depose news anchor Diane Sawyer, two of the networks...
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6 South Dakota Couples File Gay Marriage Lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Six South Dakota couples have filed a federal lawsuit challenging South Dakota’s ban on same-sex marriage, leaving only North Dakota without such an action. The federal complaint filed Thursday in Sioux Falls challenges a law and voter-approved constitutional amendment. Attorney General Marty Jackley has said he’s obligated by law...
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Post 8 Seeking Volunteers to Help with Flag Placement Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Members of the American Legion Pierre Post 8 will be placing flags at the Riverside Cemetery this weekend prior to the Memorial Day holiday. Those interested in helping the Legion with the effort can assist the group Saturday morning, May 24 starting at 9:00 a.m. Anyone with questions can...
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Museum at CHC Announces Hours for Memorial Day and Summer Months

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The museum at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is going to be open for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. The museum hours May 26 will be from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., but all other State Historical Society offices, including the archives research room, will be closed...
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District 24 Republican Legislative Candidate Forum to be Held Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tonight brings another District 24 Republican Primary Legislative Candidate Forum. The event is being hosted by the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee and takes place at the Chamber Community Room. Two similar events were held earlier this month by the CenKota Republican Women and the Hughes/Stanley...
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