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New Representative Wins ‘Top Gun’ Award in Shooting Contest

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Freshman legislator Mathew Wollmann has unseated House Speaker Dean Wink as the South Dakota Legislature’s “Top gun.” The Madison representative scored two perfect rounds on Thursday at a legislative shooting contest hosted by the attorney general’s office and the Division of Criminal Investigation. Wollmann narrowly beat Rep. Herman Otten to...
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Committee Hears Bill Addressing Rural School Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has approved a measure aimed at addressing South Dakota’s rural teacher shortage by covering college tuition for professionals already working in such schools. The House Appropriations Committee on Friday approved a proposal to offer tuition assistance to certain school employees to get teaching degrees in South Dakota...
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CAUW Holds Annual Dancing with the Stars Celebration

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Several awards were handed out last night as part of the Capital Area United Way’s annual Dancing with the Stars event.  The evening is held as a celebration and to thank community members for their assistance with the United Way’s fundraising campaign.  United Way Board President Paul Knecht...
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Two Vehicle Crash Reported Thursday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two vehicles had to be towed from the scene of a crash yesterday on Wells Avenue in Pierre.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Pierre female was eastbound on Wells Thursday night and was turning north onto South Harrison Avenue when another vehicle...
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