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Ree Heights Man Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of Game

MILLER, S.D. – (DRG News) A Ree Heights man has been sentenced for an incident last year in which a cow moose was chased and tagged with a cattle ear tag. Hand County Sheriff Doug DeBoer says 22-year-old Wade Delorit was charged for pursuing the female moose until it collapsed in May of last...
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SD Crow Creek Tribe Member Arrested in US Senate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A member of South Dakota’s Crow Creek Tribe has been arrested in the U.S. Capitol after singing a song he said was meant to honor lawmakers who voted against the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Argus Leader reports Greg Grey Cloud is charged with a misdemeanor after singing from the...
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Child Hearing Aid Assistance to Begin Dec. 1

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Human Services will begin accepting applications for financial assistance to purchase hearing aids for children beginning on Dec. 1. The program aims to help the development of South Dakota children who are hard of hearing. Department of Human Services Secretary Gloria Pearson says that hearing...
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PARS Continues to Seek Donations to Help Victims of Fire at Capitol Inn

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One local organization continues to take donations to assist individuals and families following last week’s fire at the Capitol Inn in Pierre.  Pierre Area Referral Service’s Laura White says since the Tuesday fire, many different agencies have offered assistance.  She says a PARS disaster fund that was set up...
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Former Fort Pierre Mayor Passes Away Tuesday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Central South Dakotans are remembering long time Fort Pierre city leader Sam Tidball. Tidball was a former councilmember and Mayor for the city and passed away Tuesday morning at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. Current Mayor Gloria Hanson says Tidball had been in hospice care for about a week....
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PFD Responds to Report of Smoke in Basement of Pierre Home

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department spent about an hour at a Pierre home yesterday where smoke was reported in the basement of the structure. Firefighters responded to the residence at 509 North Monroe about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says a woodstove was being operated when the...
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SD Joins Effort to Improve Distance Education

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is joining a national effort to make distance education more accessible to college students across state lines. The Daily Leader in Madison reports the program is called the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, or SARA. Board of Regents executive director and CEO Jack Warner says it also makes it...
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Tribal President: Keystone XL is an Act of War

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Native American tribe’s president says if the Keystone XL pipeline is authorized, it would amount to an act of war. Rosebud Sioux Tribe President Cyril Scott says he’ll move to block the pipeline’s path through the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation...
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US Senate Shoots Down Keystone XL Pipeline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson could have been the vote to pass the Keystone XL pipeline through the upper chamber but opted to oppose the project. The 59-41 Senate vote Tuesday was one short of the 60 needed to clear the House-passed measure, teeing up another vote once Republicans take...
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Report on Tribal Youth and Violence Urges Action

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – American Indian and Alaska Native children are exposed to violence at rates higher than any other social group in the nation, according to a new report that urges creation of a new Native American affairs office, additional federal funding and other measures to combat the problem. A U.S. Department of...
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