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SD Lawmaker Wants to Tighten Payday Loan Rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota lawmaker has come up with a proposal he hopes the Legislature can pass to put restrictions on the short-term loans he says can trap poor people into crippling cycles of debt. Rep. Steve Hickey of Sioux Falls says that after he started an effort to put a...
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Stanley County Student Named 2014 King of Hearts Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Stanley County High School senior was named the 2014 King of Hearts last night at the annual King of Hearts Dance.  Nate Cronin was crowned the 66th King of Hearts by Job’s Daughters past Honored Queen Kimberly Grambihler.  Cronin was one of ten candidates nominated for the honor...
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Reluctant Advocate Stands up to Child Sexual Abuse

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former TV reporter Jolene Loetscher used to tell other people’s stories. Now as an advocate for childhood sexual abuse she’s telling her story. Loetscher was assaulted as a teenager. To help others, she has started a camp for abused kids and lobbied in support of legislation to remove the statute...
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Missouri River Flood Suit Meeting to be Held in SD

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A public information meeting has been scheduled in central South Dakota to discuss a potential lawsuit stemming from the Missouri River flood in 2011. The gathering is scheduled for Friday in Fort Pierre. Representatives from the Polsinelli Law Firm based in Kansas City, Mo., will attend the event. The...
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