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Mission Man Ordered to Federal Prison for Assault

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Mission man has been sentenced to one year in federal prison for assault. The incident happened in July 2013. Authorities say 24-year-old Waylon Black Lance Jr. struck the victim on the head and face with his fists. Black Lance pleaded guilty in May to assault by striking, beating...
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2 Senate Candidates Support Minimum Wage Hike

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two of the four candidates for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson support a minimum wage hike. The other two oppose a state ballot initiative looking to raise it from $7.25 per hour to $8.50. Independent Gordon Howie says the real problem is the...
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Much of Dakotas on Alert for Flash Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Residents in much of the Dakotas are on alert for flash flooding as a storm system sweeps in from the Rockies. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through tonight for western and central North Dakota, and for western and north central South Dakota through Saturday-at the...
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SD Tribes Seek Fed Money for Foster Care Services

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Five more American Indian tribes in South Dakota are seeking federal money to help operate their own foster care programs. The Argus Leader reports that the Rosebud Sioux last year received a $300,000 planning grant. The Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Yankton, Oglala and Crow Creek Sioux tribes now also...
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Utility Company Scam Targeting South Dakota Consumers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning of a utility company scam targeting South Dakota consumers.  Jackley’s office says people should be cautious of callers claiming to be with local utility companies who are threatening to turn off their electricity.  Callers have reported to have said to those they have...
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DLRF Holding Annual Field Day Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Dakota Lakes Research Farm will host its annual Summer Field Day today.  The field day will feature various speakers from South Dakota State University and the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Besides hearing from speakers, attendees will have a chance to view winter wheat, field pea and flax varieties. ...
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Public Scoping Meetings on Hot Springs VA Hospital Future to be Held Today in Mission and Pierre

UNDATED – (DRG News) Some of the last meetings in a series of gatherings that have been held this month will take place today in Pierre and Mission-with the focus on the possible closure of some services offered at the Veterans Hospital in Hot Springs.  The meetings started in Hot Springs on June 11. ...
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Entrance to Pierre’s Solid Waste Facility Modified Today for Paving Work

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre area residents planning to utilize the Pierre Solid Waste Facility should note that paving work has been planned for the east entrance today.  Solid Waste Manager Val Keller says traffic is being directed during the work to the entrance at the west side of the facility off Park Street. ...
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Hoven School District Moving Forward After May Fire Destroyed School Building

HOVEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hoven School District continues to recover from a fire that destroyed the middle school/ high school on May 25.  As a result of the fire, classrooms for all 7-12 grade students and teachers in the coming school year will be moved into a building which previously housed the...
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Community Resource Officer Reminds Residents of Rules Restricting Tall Weeds on Properties

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Community Resource Officer is reminding residents to tend to tall weeds growing along sidewalks, curb lines and other locations.  Officer Brandon Boyd says all property owners, businesses and renters should spray and pull weeds popping up on sidewalks and along curbs.  Boyd says he is noting tall weeds...
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