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Congress Honors Code Talkers, Including SD Tribes

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress is honoring the service of American Indians who used their native language to outwit the enemy and protect American battlefield secrets during World Wars I and II, including several South Dakota tribes. Members of Congress and hundreds of others gathered in the U.S. Capitol’s Emancipation Hall on Wednesday for a...
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A Crow Creek Tribal School Counselor Wins 2013 Excellence in Education Award from CACS

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Crow Creek Sioux Tribal School Counselor has been named the winner of the Capital Area Counseling Service’s 2013 Excellence in Education Award.  Dr. Jodi Owen, Clinical Director at CACS announced Tuesday that Mary Normile is this year’s award recipient.  Owen says Normile is very in tune with the...
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Murdo Man Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Murdo man was sentenced earlier this month in federal court for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.  42-year-old Shaun Sporrer was given 30 months in prison, 18 months of supervised release and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Sporrer was indicted for...
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Two Pierre Men Indicted on Charges Linked to October 31 Convenience Store Burglary

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two men are scheduled to appear in court early next month for charges of Burglary and Intentional Damage to Property.  24-year-old Dustin McGhee and 36-year-old Adam Keaton, both of Pierre, were indicted for Third Degree Burglary-a Class 4 Felony and Intentional Damage to Private Property-a Class 1 Misdemeanor-earlier this...
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Kindergarten Teacher Named 2013 Investor in Education

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A kindergarten teacher at St. Joseph Elementary in Pierre was recognized this morning as the 2013 BankWest Investor in Education.  Erin Oxford was given a crystal award, certificate and will get a $1,000 professional development grant from BankWest.  The award was presented at a special school assembly today by...
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Large Pole Barn Heavily Damaged in Early Morning Fire

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Rural Fire Department responded early this morning to the report that a large structure was on fire on property east of Pierre.  Department members were summoned to put out the fire in the large pole barn about 3:45 a.m. this morning-two miles south of Highway 14 near...
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Tree from Pierre Church to be the Center of Fort Pierre’s Christmas Season

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A tree which was given by Trinity Episcopal Church in Pierre will have a home over the holidays in Fort Pierre.  The church at 408 North Jefferson, volunteered the large blue spruce to the Fort Pierre Development Corporation, which has organized the Christmas Tree display in downtown Fort...
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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Awash in Float Flaps

NEW YORK (AP) – Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is awash in animal-related protests over its floats this year. Controversies involve the unlikely pairing of rocker Joan Jett and Shamu the killer whale. Activists plan to line the route of next week’s parade to protest a SeaWorld float over accusations in a new documentary that...
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South Dakota Tribal Affairs Secretary J.R. LaPlante greets representatives from the Yankton, Oglala and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes about partnership opportunities with the South Dakota National Guard for community service projects on Native American reservations during a meeting Nov. 14, 2013, in Pierre, S.D. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Anthony Deiss)(RELEASED)

National Guard and Tribes Discussing Partnerships

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota National Guard and several Native American tribes are talking about working together on community service projects. The Guard says the idea is to have soldiers train on the reservations. The result would be improvements to the infrastructure, such as road development, construction services, providing medical care and...
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Bidders Qualifying for Beef Plant Auction

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Potential buyers of an idled, bankrupt South Dakota beef plant have until Friday to apply to become qualified bidders for the upcoming auction. A minimum bid of $12.75 million was set for Northern Beef Packers – a fraction of the roughly $115 million invested on the plant and equipment....
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