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SD Officials Propose Compromise Animal Cruelty Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials will ask the South Dakota Legislature to approve an animal cruelty measure intended to satisfy animal welfare organizations and livestock producers. State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says the measure would make it a felony to commit certain acts of malicious, intentional torture and mutilation against animals. It also would...
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Monday’s South Dakota Perspective to Feature G F & P Secretary Jeff Vonk

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The January broadcast of the Dakota News Network program South Dakota Perspective will be heard on Monday on select DNN stations.  This month, we’ll spend the hour speaking with  the Secretary of South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department; Jeff Vonk.  We’ll talk wildlife and recreation issues and invite...
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Mobridge City Council Met January 6, 2014

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Mobridge City Council held it’s regularly scheduled meeting on January 6th. After approving the previous meeting minutes they heard from the Pool Committee. Kent Mauck, speaking on behalf of the committee encouraged the council to move forward on the pool project.  They asked that the council approve the...
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Ian Paul at Camper Fire October 2011 (KGFX Photo)

Deputy Chief Ian Paul Accepts Offer to be Pierre’s New Fire Chief

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s current Deputy Fire Chief has accepted the job as Fire Chief for the Pierre Fire Department.  Ian Paul will replace former Chief Bill Alexander, whose retirement from the department went into effect in November of last year.  Paul currently works as State Risk Manager in the South Dakota...
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American Indian School Fundraising Draws Criticism

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – St. Joseph’s Indian School in the town of Chamberlain is catching more flak than dreams with a fundraising effort using dream catchers. The issue is that the dream catchers are made in China. Dream catchers are an item of Lakota culture. The webbed hoops are made to filter dreams –...
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Temps Rise in Dakotas; Schools Reopening

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Schools in the Dakotas are getting back to normal after many called off classes during a day of extremely cold weather. Schools were reopening Tuesday, though some were starting classes later in the morning. Many closed for the day Monday when temperatures dropped as low as the minus 20s, and...
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SD Wind Energy Association Names New Director

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An association that promotes the development of wind energy in South Dakota has named a new executive director. Paul Bachman of Harrisburg took over as executive director of the South Dakota Wind Energy Association last week. He is the former department head and manager of the Sioux Falls office of...
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Marty Jackley 2013 (Courtesy Attorney General's Office)

AG’s Bills Goes After Meth Makers, Sex Traffickers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Meth makers, sex traffickers and financial scammers are among the targets of legislation proposed by South Dakota’s attorney general for the upcoming session. Marty Jackley on Monday released proposed bills or amendments in six areas. One would give state judges the option of requiring people to forfeit computers, vehicles...
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Local Citizens Touring New Stanley County Elementary Building January 5, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

Stanley County School Board President Says New School an Important Key to Overall Education for Students-Old K-2 Elementary to be Torn Down in Coming Weeks

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The President of Stanley County’s School Board told those gathered at a ribbon cutting and open house for the district’s new elementary in Fort Pierre that the new facility means a lot for the district and for the future of the community.  Sarah Carter offered some thoughts at...
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Officials with Stanley County School District, SD's Education Secretary and Fort Pierre's Mayor gather with two elementary students to officially cut the ribbon and mark the opening of the district's new elementary Sunday.

Ribbon Cutting and Open House Held for New Stanley County Elementary Sunday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Sunday brought a ribbon cutting and open house for the new Stanley County Elementary building in Fort Pierre.   Ground was broken for the building just over 14 months ago-on October 23, 2012.   Yesterday’s ribbon cutting was held in the building’s gym and featured comments from South Dakota’s Education...
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