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LaPlante Chosen as President for Governor’s Interstate Indian Council

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Delegates to the Governor’s Interstate Indian Council (GIIC) in Tulsa, Oklahoma elected South Dakota’s Secretary of Tribal Relations to serve as the organization’s President for 2013-2014.  J.R. LaPlante was chosen for the council’s leadership position on September 27.  LaPlante says a in a press release that he is humbled...
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Three More Locations Added to Community Gathering Schedule for SD Ranch Families Hurt by Livestock Losses

RAPID CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) Three more meetings have been added to gatherings already scheduled for South Dakota ranch families impacted by this month’s blizzard.  The series of meetings starts tomorrow in Union Center at the Community Center; plus there will be a meeting in Faith at the Legion Hall on Saturday and...
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State Prison Inmate Found in Mobridge October 18

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A state prison inmate who left a work assignment in Sioux Falls in December of last year is now back in custody.  Inmate Wilson Two Lance Jr. was taken into custody in Mobridge just over a week ago-on October 18.  Two Lance Jr. left his community service job in...
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St. Francis Indian School Students Visit KGFX

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) St. Francis Indian School students spent time in Pierre at the KGFX studios where they recorded anti-drug related messages.  The five students, in 6th and 10th grade, are all members of the Gifted and Talented program at St. Francis Indian School.  Joining the students on their visit were teachers...
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Deer Disease EHD Has Lesser Impact in SD This Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A disease that caused large-scale deer die-offs in South Dakota last year hasn’t had the same impact this year. The Game, Fish and Parks agency says there have been about 700 reported deer deaths this year from epizootic hemorrhagic disease, better known as EHD. That compares to 3,700 reported deaths...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game October 23, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 03-23-31-34-47, Powerball: 13 Estimated jackpot: $216 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association:
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Governor Extends Executive Orders for Cattle Disposal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has extended an executive order that waives the standard 36-hour carcass disposal requirement for animals killed in an early October blizzard. Daugaard is also extending a waiver of the overweight limits for truckers hauling carcasses of cattle. Both orders were initially signed on Oct. 11, and were...
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SD Governor Signs Order to Speed Propane Delivery

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed an executive order to speed up delivery of propane due to extremely low inventories and outages. Daugaard’s order declares a state of emergency and exempts delivery of propane from federal motor carrier regulations on drivers’ hours of service. It was signed Wednesday. The...
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Open House to be Held at New Avera Clinic in Kennebec Today

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) An open house will be held this evening in Kennebec to celebrate the city’s new clinic location.  The previous clinic in Kennebec closed last year.  Community members worked over the past year to raise enough money to open another facility.  They purchased a modular building constructed in Springfield and...
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Oahe Child Development Center Notes Head Start Awareness Month

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This month is being recognized as Head Start Awareness month.  Earlier this month, First Lady Linda Daugaard visited Oahe Child Development Center in Pierre to read to children and learn more about the local Head Start program.  Oahe Child Development Center Director Sue Glodt says Oahe Child Development Center...
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