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Mobridge Boy Scouts Summer Camp

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG NEWS) Mobridge Boy Scouts and leaders are at Lewis and Clark Scout Reservation this week. Troop 65 chartered to the Mobridge Rotary Club sent eleven Scouts and three leaders to the 400 acre Sioux Council property in the Missouri River brakes on the north shore of Lewis and Clark Reservoir...
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AG Study Shows Not Much Change in South Dakota Crime Numbers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The number of serious crimes reported in South Dakota was down slightly in 2013, but arrests for less-serious offenses rose a bit over the year before. Attorney General Marty Jackley released the Crime in South Dakota report Monday showing a drop of less than 1 percent in the number of...
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Lt. Governor to Speak in Lemmon, Hettinger

LEMMON, N.D. (AP) – South Dakota Lt. Gov. Matt Michels will be in the South Dakota town of Lemmon and the North Dakota town of Hettinger on Monday to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the two states’ entrance into statehood. Michels will speak at 3:30 p.m. MDT at the Lemmon Senior Center. He’ll then...
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Insurers File Health Plans With State for Review

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – At least two health insurers have given the state copies of the plans they intend to sell through the federal marketplace during the next open enrollment period. Insurers faced a Sunday deadline to submit their plans to the state’s Division of Insurance for review. That office will then send...
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Senator Seeking Nominees for Adoption Recognition

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson says he is accepting nominations for the Angels in Adoption program. Angels in Adoption was established in 1999 by the Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute to raise awareness about the importance of adoption. Johnson is the grandfather of two adopted children. The South Dakota Democrat...
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SD State Fair Concert Tickets on Sale Monday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – People interested in the South Dakota State Fair Grandstand performances can begin purchasing tickets at 9 a.m. Monday. Tickets are sold at the ticket office, online and by phone. Tickets with reserved seating cost $115 and the standing package is $105. They cover two nights of Championship Bull Riding and...
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Teen Texting While Driving Highest in the Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new report released this week shows South Dakota has the highest rate of high school-aged teens who admit to texting and driving. The report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 61 percent of teen drivers in South Dakota text and drive or send...
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Idaho Man New SD Legislative Research Council Head

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The office in Pierre that helps South Dakota lawmakers with research and other tasks has a new leader. The Legislature has hired Jason Hancock as director of the Legislative Research Council. Hancock most recently was deputy chief of staff for the Idaho State Department of Education. The new director formally...
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Lawmaker Out-of-State Travel Reimbursement Rises

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State records show that South Dakota lawmakers have increased their out-of-state travel since 2011 budget cuts. And the documents show a meeting viewed by some people as too conservative has been the top destination. Between July and early May, the state spent about $89,000 in taxpayer money for legislative travel,...
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President Obama Visits ND/SD Reservation Today

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) – President Barack Obama is in Indian Country for the first time as president, witnessing two sides of Native American life — a celebration of colorful cultural traditions on the powwow grounds and a view of the often bleak modern-day conditions on tribal lands. The president and first lady arrived by...
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