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US Senate Hopeful’s Petitions Allegedly Colorful

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A former U.S. Senate candidate in South Dakota who has been indicted on election law violations allegedly submitted nominating petitions with the names of dead people, fictitious people and Hollywood celebrities. Clayton Walker is an independent who failed to make the November ballot. He’s now jailed without bond in...
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SD Inmate Pleads Not Guilty in Prison Slaying Case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota inmate who authorities accuse of killing his cellmate at the state penitentiary in Sioux Falls has pleaded not guilty. The Argus Leader reports 28-year-old Douglas Ipsen on Monday entered his plea to alternate counts of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter for the death of...
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Defense Begins Calling Witnesses as Week Two of McCahren Trial Gets Underway

WINNER, S.D. – (DRG News) Jurors in the trial of 18-year-old Braiden McCahren of Pierre started day four of listening to witnesses and evidence at the Tripp County Courthouse in Winner this morning. McCahren has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges for the 2012 shooting death of a 16-year-old Pierre boy-Dalton Williams....
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McCahren Trial Resumes This Morning in Winner

WINNER, S.D. – (DRG News) The trial resumes this morning in Winner for a Pierre 18-year-old charged with murder for the 2012 shooting death of a 16-year-old boy. Braiden McCahren was 16 when the shooting occurred at his Pierre home. A third teen, also 16 at the time, witnessed the incident. The jury heard...
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SD Stockgrowers to Host Convention in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and SD Cattlewomen will be hosting their annual convention and trade show in Rapid City this week. The groups say the event will include forums on policy discussions. Some panels will focus on animal health and ID issues, as well as updates from the...
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Fire Burns About 100 Acres of Grass/Stubble South of Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Crews from at least four different fire departments responded to a fire burning on tribal land along County Line Road south of Fort Pierre today. Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the fire was reported about 1:35 p.m. this afternoon.  It was located about 10 miles south...
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125th Birthday Wagon Train Finishes in Pierre with Program in Front of State Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s 125th Birthday Wagon Train finished up its 258 mile journey yesterday-as wagon train participants traveled from Farm Island into Pierre yesterday morning for a program held at the State Capitol. The program featured comments from officials, including the Governors of South Dakota and North Dakota. The wagon...
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PFD Responds to Friday Night Fire in Apartment Unit

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One unit in a Pierre apartment building sustained minimal damage after a fire broke out in a stove inside the apartment. The Pierre Fire Department’s Cory Hoffrogge says the fire was reported at 11:45 p.m. Friday night at the Americana Apartments at 700 East Dakota. The blaze started with...
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Wakpala Man’s Sentencing Set for Killing Woman

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Wakpala man will be sentenced in December for killing a woman. Stoney End Of Horn was convicted this month in federal court in Pierre of second-degree murder for the fatal beating of Pauline Brave Crow. Jurors also found the 36-year-old guilty of four counts of sexual abuse of a...
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Lawmakers Say Education Needs More Than Just Money

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s superintendents say schools are struggling to fill open positions, but policymakers say a solution to the teacher shortage won’t be fixed with more funding alone. The School Administrators of South Dakota released the results of a survey filled out by more than 90 percent of the state’s public...
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