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Stanley County School Board Okays Plan to Tear Down Former K-2 Elementary Lunchroom

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County District’s School Board has decided that a portion of the old elementary school building that was left standing, will now be demolished. The process to tear down the 50-year-old elementary building started last month following completion of a new building and plans were to leave...
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SD Gov. Daugaard Kicks Off Re-election Campaign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he’s made the tough choices during his first term leading South Dakota, taking a $127 million structural deficit and bringing the state budget into a surplus. Daugaard on Tuesday asked voters for four more years at the helm, officially kicking off his re-election campaign with...
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FSA Head Urging Ranchers to Register Early

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The administrator of the agency that oversees federal farm programs is urging farmers and ranchers who plan to participate to register in advance. Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia is encouraging producers to report farm records and business structure changes to a local FSA office before April 15. Enrollment for...
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AG’s Office Says South Dakotans to Get $390K in E-book Settlement

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Consumers in South Dakota are getting back nearly $400,000 as part of a partial national settlement in an electronic book price-fixing lawsuit. It was filed against Apple Inc. and five of the six of the nation’s largest e-book publishers, Hachette Book Group Inc., HarperCollins Publishers LLC, Simon & Schuster Inc.,...
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Mobridge Pollock School Goes into Lock-down

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) On Monday March 24th, the Mobridge Pollock School was put into lock-down.  At approximately 11:30 a.m. a person was seen carrying what appeared to be a shotgun going toward the CTE external classroom building.  Law enforcement was alerted and members of the Mobridge Police Department, Walworth County Sheriff’s Department...
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Fees Will Go Up at SD’s 4 Technical Schools

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Tuition at South Dakota’s four technical institutes will not increase next academic year but fees per credit hour will increase $4. The state’s Board of Education approved the fee increase Monday. The facility fee will go up $3, while the maintenance and repair fee will increase $1. Factoring the fee...
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School SUV That Crashed in CO Was from Northern SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a sport utility vehicle that crashed in Colorado and injured five students and two adults belongs to the McLaughlin School District in South Dakota. McLaughlin is on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation that straddles the South Dakota-North Dakota border. School Superintendent Patricia Stone declined comment to The...
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Mayor Candidate Forum Draws Voters to Fort Pierre Senior Center Last Week

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Three of four candidates in the race for Fort Pierre Mayor were part of a forum held last Thursday in Fort Pierre. Offering their thoughts on a number of topics at the event were Gloria Hanson, Brian Scott and Charles Claussen. The fourth candidate on next month’s ballot,...
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Right Turn Celebrating 40 Years; Looking for Former Students and Staff

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre based organization is seeking help locating former staff, volunteers, and students as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary.  The Right Turn, Inc. is planning an anniversary “homecoming” celebration on June 17 at Steamboat Park in Pierre.   Board President Ramona Fallon says in a press release that...
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Crow Creek Sioux Tribe to Hold General Election April 17-Results of Thursday’s Primary Certified

FORT THOMPSON, S.D. – (DRG News) Next month will bring the general election for Chairman and Council members for the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe.  The results of Thursday’s primary election have been certified.  Of the seven candidates running for Chairman, the top two vote getters were current Chairman Brandon Sazue Sr. with 299 votes...
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