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Annual Chamber Celebration to be Held Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Thursday brings the annual celebration for the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce.  The evening starts with a reception at 5:30 p.m., includes a dinner and more.  Chamber Director Laura Schoen Carbonneau says the evening is a great way for Chamber members to gather to recap the past year, share...
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Consultant and DOT Make Public Presentation on Missouri River Bridge Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A meeting yesterday drew Central South Dakotans interested in learning more about the initial studies tied to the eventual construction of a new bridge between Pierre and Fort Pierre.  The Department of Transportation organized Tuesday’s Missouri River Bridge Replacement Study Public Informational meeting.  Greg Brown of URS Corporation, the...
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Interior Fire Department to Host Community Gathering for Storm Impacted Ranchers as Part of Weekend Feed

INTERIOR, S.D. – (DRG News) The Interior Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a hog roast this weekend and in conjunction with the event on Saturday, November 16-ranch families are being invited to learn about resources available as they rebuild from the impact of last month’s blizzard.  Interior Fire Department Chief Cliff McClure says...
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Hughes/Stanley County Republicans to Meet Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes/Stanley Republicans will meet at noon tomorrow in Pierre.  The guest speaker at Thursday’s meeting will be former South Dakota Governor and current U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds.  Everyone is welcome to attend the luncheon meeting, which will be held at Jake’s.  Lunch is $10.
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State-Tribal Relations Committee to Meet in Lower Brule Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Legislature’s State-Tribal Relations Committee will meet tomorrow in Lower Brule.  The committee is made up of ten state lawmakers who are appointed to two-year terms.  The committee studies relations between state and local governments and the tribes and their tribal governments.  It also serves as a...
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New Hope Cancer Foundation Receives Donations

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) New Hope Cancer Foundation in Mobridge, S.D. recently received two different donations. The first donation came from Allen M. Deraney in the amount of $5000.00.  Allen was at the Professional Bull Riders World Finals Fan Zone in Las Vegas, N.V. where he bid and won a Lambert Vest.  Here is...
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Sioux Tribe to Discuss Black Hills Negotiations

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council next week plans to discuss whether to reopen negotiations with the federal government over compensation for the taking of the Black Hills in the 1800s. The federal government in 1980 reached a $102 million settlement with nine tribes. The tribes refused to accept the...
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Report Released at DC Conference Addresses Public Safety on Tribal Land

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – A national panel of judicial and law enforcement experts has released recommendations on how to make tribal communities safer. The Indian Law and Order Commission traveled around the country for two years to hear about criminal jurisdiction, tribal courts, grant funding and other topics. The result is a 324-page report...
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Tribal Leaders Gather for White House Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) – American Indian leaders are gathered in Washington, D.C., to talk directly with officials in President Barack Obama’s administration about their needs. The White House Tribal Leaders Conference is scheduled for Wednesday. Obama is set to deliver remarks to representatives invited from 566 tribes across the country at the U.S. Department...
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Groups to Decorate Trees for Capitol Display

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – More than 90 Christmas trees will be decorated later this month for the annual Christmas at the Capitol holiday display. Groups from schools, churches, communities and civic organizations from across the state will begin working on the trees Nov. 23-24. Thousands of guests visit the South Dakota State Capitol each...
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