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SD Board Adopts New Physical Education Standards

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Education has adopted a new set of physical education standards that are meant to encourage students to maintain physically active lifestyles. The board during its Monday meeting in Rapid City also discussed proposed science criteria. The physical education standards at the elementary school level...
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All Statehood Celebration Event Tickets Reserved

PIERRE, S.D. – (From the Office of Governor Dennis Daugaard) All of the tickets for seating at the upcoming Statehood Celebration and South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performance in the State Capitol have been reserved. The free tickets for seating on the second floor of the Capitol became available at 8 a.m. CDT on Monday, Sept....
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Riggs High School Homecoming Coronation Kicks Off Full Week of Events

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This is Homecoming Week at Riggs High School.  Today brings the first full day of Homecoming activities for students.  Coronation will take place this evening.  First Lady candidates are Kimberly Coats, Brittni Faddoul, Payton Gall, McKenna Halverson and Dagne Ode.  Governor candidates are Jamaal Covey, Grant Erwin, Connor Jallo,...
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Keystone XL Operator Asks for PUC Recertification

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The operator of the long-delayed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline has formally asked South Dakota’s utility regulators to recertify the portion of the project that runs through the state. The Public Utilities Commission must recertify that the conditions for construction of that portion of the pipeline haven’t changed since...
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City of Pierre to be Spotlighted This Weekend with 125th Statehood Anniversary Activities

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre will be busy over the coming weekend, as the community will welcome a 125th Statehood Anniversary Wagon Train to town and will hold a special statehood anniversary picnic. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the wagon train that started in Yankton earlier this month will arrive...
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2014 Dakota Western Heritage Festival is Complete-Planning Already Starting for 2015 Event

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 2014 Dakota Western Heritage Festival has wrapped up and organizers are already excitedly beginning to plan for next year’s event. The festival celebrates western traditions and includes music, cowboy poetry, displays and various demonstrations. This was it’s third year. The event was centered at the Expo Center...
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UBS Asking for Assistance from Blood Recipients for December Blood Drive

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News December will bring the annual Tyler Wilcox Memorial/Guns n’ Hoses Blood Drive to the Pierre/Fort Pierre area. The drive is organized by United Blood Services. UBS’s Abbie Titze says the 2013 event brought the largest quantity of blood donated in a three-day period in Pierre/Fort Pierre area. She says...
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Death of State Penitentiary Inmate Ruled Homicide

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The death of a convicted murderer serving a life sentence at the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls has been ruled a homicide. The body of 37-year-old Kent Davidson was found in his cell a week ago. The Argus Leader reports that his death certificate lists the causes of death...
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South Dakota Bucks Trend of Dwindling Sales Tax

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A rise in income inequality appears to be negatively affecting tax revenues in South Dakota and other states. That’s according to a new report from the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s. The report says South Dakota’s average annual tax revenue growth has slowed in recent decades. That growth...
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Murder Trial for Slain Pierre Teen Finally Set to Begin

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The trial for a Pierre teenager charged with killing his high school classmate will finally begin in Winner this week more than 1 1/2 years after the boy’s death. Braiden McCahren, 18, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the December 2012 shooting death of 16-year-old Dalton Williams. McCahren...
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