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Tree-Lighting Ceremony Scheduled at SD Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The annual tree-lighting ceremony at the South Dakota Capitol has been scheduled for Tuesday. Nearly 100 trees have been decorated by volunteers from communities, schools, churches, nonprofit organizations and state government offices. The decorations for the largest of the trees placed in the rotunda were produced by South Dakota fourth-graders...
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Forecast: Warmer South Dakota Weekend..Then More Cold

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Temperatures over the next few days across much of South Dakota will feel spring-like after the recent cold snap. But the forecast says the above-freezing weather will give way to more cold by Monday. The National Weather Service state forecast for Friday through Sunday calls for highs in the...
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Rounds Picks Committees, Has Immigration Concerns

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican Senator-elect Mike Rounds is expressing concerns over President Barack Obama’s expected administrative actions on immigration. Rounds on Thursday told reporters that Obama’s decision to act unilaterally will hurt his already damaged relationship with Congress. But, Rounds warned, he doesn’t expect lawmakers to use spending-bill tactics to shut down...
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21 Indian Reservations Joining Buyback Program

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – The federal government is doubling the number of American Indian communities involved in a $1.9 billion tribal lands consolidation program. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor announced Thursday that 21 Indian communities in 12 states will join the land buyback program by 2017. That brings the number of locations...
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SDBGN Recommends Unnamed Campbell Co. Creek be Called Searl Creek

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names has unanimously recommended that an unnamed creek in Campbell County be called Searl Creek. Two proposed names for the waterway had been submitted to the board, which met yesterday in Pollock. The creek is located north of Pollock and drains into Lake...
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Drought Monitor Indicates Parts of Central and Eastern SD Abnormally Dry

UNDATED – (DRG News) The newest update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that abnormally dry conditions cover a good portion of eastern and parts of central South Dakota. The information released today is also showing a small area of moderate drought in extreme northeast South Dakota. South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey says...
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Flags in Fort Pierre to Fly at Half Staff to Honor Former Mayor Tidball

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Flags will be flown at half-staff in Fort Pierre as a tribute to former Mayor Sam Tidball who passed away Tuesday. Fort Pierre Mayor Gloria Hanson is requesting that flags in the community be displayed at half-staff on Saturday, November 22. Governor Dennis Daugaard authorized the honor for...
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Funeral for Former Fort Pierre Mayor to be Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Services have been set for former Fort Pierre Mayor Sam Tidball, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 90. Feigum Funeral Home has announced that visitation for Tidball will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ with a...
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Ree Heights Man Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of Game

MILLER, S.D. – (DRG News) A Ree Heights man has been sentenced for an incident last year in which a cow moose was chased and tagged with a cattle ear tag. Hand County Sheriff Doug DeBoer says 22-year-old Wade Delorit was charged for pursuing the female moose until it collapsed in May of last...
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SD Crow Creek Tribe Member Arrested in US Senate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A member of South Dakota’s Crow Creek Tribe has been arrested in the U.S. Capitol after singing a song he said was meant to honor lawmakers who voted against the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Argus Leader reports Greg Grey Cloud is charged with a misdemeanor after singing from the...
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