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Check Presentation for MSDVC from Historic Pierre Street Association September 2013 (Courtesy Photo)

MSDVC Receives Check from Historic Pierre Street Association

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Historic Pierre Street Association presented a check recently to Kami Kessler of Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center as part of proceeds raised during this summer’s Crazy Days.  Several Pierre Police Officers and a U.S. Marshal agreed to be “dunked” to benefit Missouri Shores during the August 3 Crazy...
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Officials Talk About Transfer Hearing Ruling in McCahren Case

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge ruled Friday that the case of a Pierre teen charged in the murder of another teen will be retained in circuit court instead of being moved into a juvenile court setting.  17-year-old Braiden McCahren is charged in the shooting death of 16-year-old Dalton Williams last December.  The...
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Official Warns Against Insurance Subsidy Cheating

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal official says people should not cheat when they apply for health insurance subsidies under the nation’s health care overhaul. Uninsured people will be able to seek insurance under the new health insurance exchange beginning Oct. 1. They will have to declare their income to determine if they...
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SD Wounded Knee Museum Reopens a Year After Fire

WALL, S.D. (AP) – A year after a fire destroyed the Wounded Knee Museum in Wall, it has reopened in a new location in the western South Dakota city. An electrical malfunction was blamed for the Sept. 2, 2012, fire the destroyed the museum and also took 30 museum exhibits linked to the Wounded...
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Senator Tim Rave Elected Majority Leader of SD Senate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican state Sen. Tim Rave of Baltic has been elected the new majority leader of the South Dakota Senate. The Argus Leader reports that Senate Republicans on Saturday elected Rave to be majority leader. Rave replaces Sen. Russell Olson of Wentworth, who has resigned from the Legislature to take...
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SD Retirement System Pays Off Unfunded Obligations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Retirement System has used investment earnings on its assets to pay off the system’s unfunded obligations. The Retirement System earned 19 percent on investments of its assets in the year that ended June 30. That left the system nearly 104 percent funded, meaning its current assets exceed...
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South Dakota Home to a Rich Variety of Fossils

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Besides its major tourist attractions, South Dakota is also known for its rich variety of fossils. Even Lewis and Clark documented a creature they found on Sept. 10, 1804, along the Missouri River in what is now most likely Gregory County. They noted the discovery of what they thought was...
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Hot, Dry Weather Could Affect Corn, Soy Yields

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The hot, dry weather hanging on in much of South Dakota is likely to hurt soybean and corn yields. South Dakota State University commodity marketing specialist Lisa Elliott says the weather is contributing to crops that are lagging in maturity. The government’s crop yield projections will be updated this...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game September 7, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 02-19-22-26-45, Powerball: 24 Estimated jackpot: $203 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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SD Retirement System Board Re-Elects Two Officers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Retirement System’s Board of Trustees has re-elected Elmer Brinkman of Watertown as its chairman. Brinkman is a Codington County commissioner who represents elected county officials on the 17-member board that oversees the state’s public pension system. The Board of Trustees also re-elected state Supreme Court Justice Steven...
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