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SD Woman Sentenced to 130 Years in Boys Death

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A 23-year-old Gann Valley woman has been sentenced to 130 years in prison for beating to death a 4-year-old boy because he wet his pants. Donika Gonzales has been ordered to serve 130 years for first-degree manslaughter and 15 years for aggravated assault. The sentences will run concurrently. Attorney General...
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Donors Needed with Hoven Blood Drive Wednesday

MITCHELL, S.D. – (DRG News) Hoven is holding a summer blood drive tomorrow.  The United Blood Services says there is a decreased number of appointments for Wednesday’s drive-likely because it is right before the Fourth of July holiday and many donors are busy.  As of this morning, there were more than 25 open slots. ...
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Highway 34 at Howes Reopens Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota Transportation Department officials were to reopen a section of Highway 34 from Howes Corner east this morning.  The DOT closed the two and a half mile segment last month to start repair work for damage caused when the grades for Howes and Buffalo lake dams eroded because...
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DOC Absconder Arrested in Pierre Friday Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Police made an arrest Friday morning after receiving a tip that an absconder from the South Dakota Department of Corrections was staying at a Pierre residence. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers went to a home in the 1700 block of East Capitol Avenue on Friday morning...
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