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Judge Orders Transcript in Native Children Lawsuit

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge in South Dakota has circumvented other judges’ reluctance to order transcripts of hearings involving Native American children by instructing the court reporters who recorded the hearings to produce the transcripts. The Rapid City Journal reports that Chief U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken ordered the court reporters...
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Man Ordered Held on $5,000 Cash for Charges Linked to Release of Horses

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Bond was set yesterday for a Lower Brule man who faces charges linked to the release of 37 horses from pens at the Stanley County Fairgrounds over the weekend. 24-year-old Jordan Pourier appeared Monday before Judge Leo Disburg via an ITV link between the jail and courthouse. Pourier faces...
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Hypothermia Ruled Cause of Reservation Death

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – An autopsy has concluded that a woman found dead in an unheated home during a propane crisis on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation died of hypothermia. The body of 61-year-old Debbie Dogskin was found Feb. 4 in a mobile home with an empty propane tank. Sioux County Sheriff Frank Landeis...
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Mobridge City Council met May 5, 2014

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Mobridge City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m. at city hall. Council approved the minutes from the April 7 and April 21 meetings. A proclamation was made making May 8, 2014 James Curran Day.  In recognition of his more than 30 years of dedicated volunteer service...
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Mobridge Boy Scouts at Camporee

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Boy Scouts of Mobridge Rotary Club Troop 65 attended the two night encampment of Five Rivers District Spring Camporee over the past weekend at West Bend State Park east of Pierre. Britten Vogel, Brandon Netzer, Dylan Crossley, Tobie Hieb, Jordan Zahn and Gabe Jerome represented the troop in competitions...
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Ag Department Talks About Pesticide Drift

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is asking pesticide applicators to prevent the risk of drift during this spraying season. Officials say applicators should prevent risk to non-target areas or susceptible crops and evaluate factors such as wind speed, wind direction, temperature, spray pressure and nozzle height before spraying a...
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Rawlins Municipal Library Closed Through Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work to upgrade the electrical system at Rawlins Municipal Library has resulted in the library being closed today through Wednesday.  Director at Rawlins Library, Robin Schrupp says the work on the electrical system is being done as part of an addition project at the facility.  More space is being...
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UBS Hoping for Successful Blood Drive in Pierre-Prior to Updates on UBS Website

MITCHELL, S.D. – (DRG News) United Blood Services will be holding a blood drive in Pierre tomorrow.  The event will take place at Ss. Pierre and Paul Catholic Church.  Abbie Titze, Donor Recruiter with United Blood Services says there are currently 17 open slots for tomorrow’s drive.  Anyone that would like to donate Tuesday...
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SCOTUS Ruling Favors Prayer at Council Meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has ruled that prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity. The court said in 5-4 decision Monday that the content of the prayers is not critical as long as officials make a good-faith effort at inclusion. South Dakota...
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One Arrested, Another Cited Following Saturday Night Pursuit

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Agencies from at least two counties were involved in a pursuit Saturday night, which reached speeds of up to 100 mph.  Stanley County Chief Deputy Sheriff Greg Swanson says officials responded to a complaint around 9:20 p.m. that the occupants of two vehicles were harassing each other and they...
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