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Mission Man Convicted in Shooting Sentenced to Prison

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Mission man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for a shooting that wounded another person. Authorities say 29-year-old Vernon Schmidt Jr. pointed a handgun at a person and waved it around during an argument in May 2014. The gun went off, hitting the other person...
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Committee to Hear Bill to Require Paid Employee Sick Leave

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel is set to consider a measure to require South Dakota businesses to offer employees paid sick leave. The Senate Commerce and Energy Committee on Thursday is expected to review the proposal. It would allow employees to accrue an hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours...
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Rounds Talks About Future of Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) The U.S. House is expected to vote within the next week on legislation to construct the Keystone XL pipeline. The bill passed the U.S. Senate Thursday by a vote of 62-36. South Dakota’s new U.S. Senator-Mike Rounds says if the bill makes it past the House to the President’s...
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Woman Charged with Grand Theft Pleads Guilty

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman indicted for Grand Theft pleaded guilty to the charge in a Pierre courtroom Tuesday. Delia Bear Stops was charged for stealing money from cash registers at Walmart while she was employed at the store. The indictment indicates the money was stolen between November 30 of last year...
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