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Tennessee Man Arrested in Pierre for Possessing Stolen Vehicle and Other Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Tennessee man was arrested yesterday on charges including Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says a patrol officer noted a van with Virginia plates traveling west on Sioux Avenue yesterday afternoon. A routine license plate check on the 1999 Dodge Caravan indicated that the...
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PFD Called to Check Out Electric Malfunction in Pierre Home Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Members of the Pierre Fire Department spent about 45 minutes at a Pierre home yesterday following reports that the resident was hearing popping sounds and seeing light smoke coming from near the front entrance of the structure. The PFD’s Cory Hoffrogge says firefighters were summoned to 323 South Jackson...
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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Assault & Firearms Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to spend a total of 20 years in prison-in addition to a 25 year sentence he received in Hughes County last week. 28-year-old Jason Garreau appeared at the federal courthouse in Pierre yesterday to hear his punishment for a...
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Hughes County Finance Officer Says Vote Center Locations Worked Well

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Hughes County voters used new Vote Centers for the first time in yesterday’s primary election. The vote centers replaced the previous “precinct-based” voting locations and the polling places at seven places in the county gave citizens the chance to cast their ballot at the closest location. Hughes County Finance...
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Pierre Voters Say Yes to Occupancy Tax for City Lodging Establishments

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre voters expressed their support Tuesday for an Occupancy Tax. Residents of the Capital City gave overwhelming approval to the tax-to be imposed at ten hotels in town that have 25 or more rooms. Just over 2,600 people-or about 80% of voters said yes to the tax. 682 residents...
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Wismer First Woman to be Major Party Nominee for Governor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Rep. Susan Wismer’s victory in the South Dakota Democratic primary has turned her into the state’s first female nominee for governor from a major party. Wismer won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to challenge incumbent Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Women have been on the gubernatorial ballot in South Dakota before, but...
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South Dakota Auditors Checking Results of Primary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota auditors are double-checking results of Tuesday’s primary. Secretary of State Jason Gant says those county canvasses will take place over the next few days and have to be done by Tuesday. He says workers in his office will canvass on Tuesday in the Capitol and then any recounts...
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South Dakota Candidate Cited for Election Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has filed charges accusing defeated U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of six counts of perjury and six counts of filing false documents related to election campaign laws. The arrest warrant comes a day after Bosworth lost the Republican primary with just 6 percent...
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Several DRG Area Local, County and Legislative Races Decided Tuesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) A number of DRG area races were decided yesterday in Tuesday’s primary election.  District 24 Incumbents-Senator Jeff Monroe and Representatives Mary Duvall and Tim Rounds turned away fellow Republican challenges for their respective seats and will go on to face Democratic candidates in November’s election.  Other State Senate and House...
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SD, 44 States Settle with GlaxoSmithKline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A multinational drugmaker is paying 45 states including South Dakota $105 million to settle complaints that the company unlawfully marketed three drugs. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota’s share of the settlement is nearly $1.2 million. The settlement resolves allegations that London-based Glaxo illegally marketed Advair, Paxil...
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