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ABC Asks Judge to Throw Out ‘Pink Slime’ Lawsuit

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) – A lawyer for ABC is asking a judge to throw out a defamation suit over its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef. Beef Products Inc. in South Dakota sued ABC and ABC News Inc. last year over the network’s reports about the product critics have...
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SD GOP Activist Must Pay $500 Over Subpoenas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Republican activist convicted of breaking state election law has been ordered to pay $500 to two people by a judge who ruled Daniel Willard was being vindictive when he tried to force them to testify. Willard was convicted in August of illegally sending political robo-calls before...
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SD Governor Urges People to Sign Up as Organ Donors

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakotans should consider registering as organ, eye and tissue donors. The governor says Christmas is a time for giving, and there is no greater gift than the gift of life through organ donation. Daugaard says a new law has established an online donor registry managed...
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Pierre PD Issues Statement on Incident in SE Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department has released a short statement on an occurrence reported in a southeast Pierre neighborhood this evening: At 5:53 PM we responded to the 2000 block of East Sully Ave. there was an incident that was peacefully resolved. The incident is over, and the public is in no danger....
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DCI Report Released for October Tasing Incident in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A report on an October tasing incident in Pierre has been released by the office of the Hughes County State’s Attorney and the Pierre Police Department.  An independent investigation  into an incident in early October involving a juvenile being tased by a Pierre Police Officer was conducted by the...
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Fort Pierre Man Admits to Violating Probation on 2009 Stanley County Crimes-Answers to Three Hughes County Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre man appeared in a Pierre courtroom Monday to answer to a petition to revoke probation on two separate 2009 charges from Stanley County and to account for three Hughes County related cases from this year that have been filed against him. 26-year-old Flint Dahl entered into...
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West River Ranchers Reminded to Apply for Rancher Relief Funds Before December 31, 2013

RAPID CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) Ranchers who experienced losses in October’s Storm Atlas are reminded to apply for funds from the Rancher Relief Fund before the December 31 deadline.  Silvia Christen, executive director of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association says more than two million dollars has been donated to the fund and producers...
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152nd Arrives in Pierre Today to Parade and Welcome Home-Listen to Ceremony on KGFX

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota National Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion returns to Pierre today-to a parade and welcome home ceremony.  The unit left Pierre in July and served in Afghanistan.  They returned to Fort Hood, Texas last week.  The 68 members of the unit will fly into Pierre today...
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Timber Lake Man Sentenced for Passing a Counterfeit $100 Bill in July

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Timber Lake man was sentenced in federal court last week for passing a counterfeit $100 bill.  U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says that 21-year-old Dennis Tyler Gutierrez, also known as “Crow Shoe”, was given one year of probation, a $500 fine and a $100 special assessment to the Federal...
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North Carolina Announces Lawsuit Against South Dakota Online Lender

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Officials in North Carolina are suing a South Dakota online lender, its related companies and their owner for offering loans that in some cases charge borrowers up to 342 percent interest. N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Office of the Commissioner of Banks filed suit Monday against...
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