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Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club Sponsoring Flag Displays Today for Veteran’s Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club is displaying U.S. and South Dakota flags across the Missouri River Bridge in observance of today’s Veteran’s Day holiday.  The Exchange Club has posted flags across the bridge for various holidays and other special occasions since 2006.  Today, the Fort Pierre Livestock Auction is...
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Eagle Butte Man Enters Not Guilty Pleas for Firearms Charges in Federal Court

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A plea of not guilty has been entered in federal court by an Eagle Butte man facing six firearms related charges from two October crimes.  27-year-old Jason Todd Garreau was indicted on four counts of Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding Federal Officers; plus one count each of Possession of a...
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Fewer SD Teachers Leaving Profession Than the Norm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is bucking a national trend of teachers quitting in search of better working conditions and better pay. National Education Association surveys have shown that about half of the teachers in the U.S. quit within five years after earning their degrees. The Argus Leader newspaper reports that in...
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Many SD Projects Used EB-5 Visa Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The bankrupt Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen wasn’t the only big South Dakota project funded by a controversial visa program. The Argus Leader reports that more than a dozen other projects in the state were funded entirely or in part by wealthy foreigners investing $500,000 each in exchange...
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SD Group Seeks Turkeys for Low-Income People

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Feeding South Dakota hunger relief organization is seeking donations to provide Thanksgiving turkeys to people who are struggling to buy food. Kerri DeGraff of Feeding South Dakota tells KELO-TV the nonprofit organization is bracing for an unprecedented number of families asking for help this holiday season. He says...
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Blizzard Scam

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Attorney General Marty Jackley says people should remain cautious of scams that seek to exploit victims of the early October blizzard in western South Dakota. Jackley says his office continues to receive complaints about fraudulent organizations that claim to seek donations to help blizzard victims. He says people should...
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November 9, 2013 Results from South Dakota Lottery

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – These South Dakota lotteries were drawn Saturday: Dakota Cash 07-24-26-29-33 Estimated jackpot: $50,000 Hot Lotto 02-04-18-36-42, Hot Ball: 17 Estimated jackpot: $1.35 million Mega Millions Estimated jackpot: $132 million Powerball 03-09-37-49-56, Powerball: 32 Estimated jackpot: $87 million Wild Card 01-06-13-15-32, Wild Card: AS Estimated jackpot: $455,000
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SD Wildlife Group Discusses Flooded Land Conflict

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission officials are looking for solutions in a dispute over public access on floodwaters atop private lands. So far they’ve been unsuccessful. Heavy snows and rains in the past decade have expanded the size of sloughs and lakes, especially in the northeastern corner of...
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President Signs SD Blizzard Disaster Declaration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration allowing 14 South Dakota counties and two American Indian reservations to get federal financial help to recover from the early October blizzard. Preliminary estimates showed nearly $38 million in damages to public and private nonprofit property. Costs included...
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Police Chief Wants SD Ban on Distracted Driving

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender says he wants the South Dakota Legislature to pass a state law banning all kinds of distracted driving, including texting while behind the wheel. The Legislature this year passed a law prohibiting drivers younger than 16 from using cell phones while driving, but...
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