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SD Reservation to Investigate Minn. Priest

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Authorities on South Dakota’s Rosebud Indian Reservation have opened an investigation into alleged sexual abuse of children by a Minnesota priest. Supervisory special agent Grace Her Many Horses says authorities will try to locate several men who as boys may have been sexually abused by the Rev. Clarence Vavra....
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Hoven Community Blood Drive Needs Help

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) Abbie Titze, Donor Recruiter for United Blood Services, contacted us with the following information and a plea for help: WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! Currently the demand for blood is outpacing our supply across the Dakotas! Hoven Community has a very big blood drive coming up and unfortunately it is the...
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Reward Out for Information on Bald Eagle Killing

STRANDBURG, S.D. (AP) – State and national wildlife agencies are offering an reward for information on the fatal shooting of a bald eagle northeast of Watertown. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department say the immature bird was shot six miles south and two miles east of...
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New Version of iPad Mini Now On Sale

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple began selling a new iPad Mini on Tuesday without the usual fanfare. Apple usually announces the availability date in advance, allowing loyal customers to line up at stores overnight to be among the first to buy one. This time, Apple quietly issued a news release on its immediate availability. Supplies...
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4th Annual Blue Light Memorial Event to Recognize Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

PIERRE, S.D – The 4th annual Project Blue Light Memorial Event is scheduled to take place this evening beginning at 6:30pm at the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls. Attorney General Marty Jackley will be the keynote speaker for this year’s event. Project Blue Light is an important memorial event that recognizes the fallen law...
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Beef Genetics Trade Mission to Russia a Success

PIERRE, S.D. – As follow-up to an October 2012 trip, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) partnered with the Montana and Kansas Departments of Agriculture to send a delegation focusing on beef genetics to the Russian Federation on Oct. 23– Nov. 2. The South Dakota contingent included Ty Eschenbaum with SDDA, Craig Bieber...
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SD Legislative Panel OKs Proposed Raw Milk Rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Legislative panel has approved proposed state rules covering the production, testing and labeling of raw milk sold in the state. But members of the Legislature’s Rules Review Committee also have suggested that the state Agriculture Department delay the effective date of its rules so the entire Legislature...
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SD Billionaire Sanford Suffers Near-Fatal Blockage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakotan who has given millions toward health care needed to tap into it when he woke up recently and couldn’t walk or breathe. Sioux Falls philanthropist T. Denny Sanford says he survived a near-fatal blockage of the lungs as he prepared to go pheasant hunting last month....
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SD State Government Starts Central Rules Website

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s state government is starting a website that will enable people to learn and comment about all rules proposed by state agencies. Gov. Dennis Daugaard Chief of Staff Dusty Johnson says people now have trouble finding out about proposed rules because they have to go to websites run by...
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State Treasurer Sattgast Reports $125m in Unclaimed Property Receipts

PIERRE, S.D – State Treasurer Rich Sattgast released the state’s November Unclaimed Property Receipts for the year, showing the state received $125 million in unclaimed property, far exceeding last year’s estimate of $52 million. “This dollar amount is double what we had estimated based on what our holders were telling us,” Sattgast said. “Two large holders...
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