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South Dakota Perspective to be Aired Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday, join the Dakota News Network for the April broadcast of the monthly program “South Dakota Perspective”.   South Dakota Perspective starts at 2:05 p.m. and this month, the guest for the first portion of the program will be South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard.  Joining us about 2:30 p.m., we’ll...
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FPFD Called to Pickup Fire Wednesday Along Bad River Road

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department spent over an hour yesterday at the site of a vehicle fire along Bad River Road.  Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says crews were told that a pickup was on fire about 1:20 p.m. south of Wendte.  He says the truck was...
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Woman Arrested Tuesday Following Report of Theft at a Pierre Business

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman was arrested Tuesday after a theft was reported at a Pierre business Monday.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were contacted about the theft in the 200 block of North Euclid Avenue late Monday afternoon.  On Tuesday, they arrested 22-year-old Regina Maynard.  Blemaster alleges that...
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SD Lottery Commission Advances Gambling Study

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Lottery Commission has granted the state lottery unanimous approval to move forward on a study of problem gambling. South Dakota Lottery Executive Director Norman Lingle says he will now complete his request for proposals. Lingle says he wants to draw together state officials and lottery opponents to...
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Report: More Children in SD Have Insurance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A national report shows more children in South Dakota had health insurance in 2012 than in 2008. The share of uninsured children fell to 4.2 percent in 2012 from 9.2 percent in 2008. That translates to one in 24 children remaining uninsured. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report released...
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Senate Candidate Rhoden says He Can Build Coalitions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A longtime state legislative leader seeking the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Senate says the person sent to Washington to represent South Dakota should have integrity, conservative values and a backbone. But state Sen. Larry Rhoden says none of those values means much if that person doesn’t have...
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Bosworth: Law Intrudes Between Patient, Doctor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Sioux Falls physician running for U.S. Senate in South Dakota says patients and business owners have great distrust in government intrusion related to the nation’s new health care law. Annette Bosworth says she wants to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law and replace it with a more...
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Federal Grant to Help SD Schools in Math, Science

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Over one hundred teachers from across South Dakota will participate in a university and K-12 partnership program with the support of federal dollars. University science, math and education faculty will work with teachers and administrators from high-need districts. Teachers will get help developing lesson plans in math and science at...
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FPFD to Train in Structure Near Fire Hall This Evening

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department reminds you that its members will be training this evening in an old structure that is slated to be torn down.  Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the small house, just west of the Fire Hall, will be the site tonight of the training exercise.  There...
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SD Air Travelers Opt to Drive After Flight Trouble

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Air travelers to and from South Dakota’s small towns are growing weary of inconsistent flights. And many are giving up on regional airports all together. The airport manager for Pierre Regional Airport says it was doing well last year. Mike Isaacs says business has dropped since because of cancellations. Isaacs...
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