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2012 Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup Draws 14,000

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – More than 14,000 people lined the hills of Custer State Park for the 48th annual buffalo roundup. Riders on horseback gathered more than 1,000 bison into holding pens Friday in what has become a huge tourist draw for South Dakota’s Black Hills. But park managers also use it as a...
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Unofficial Results from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Election

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has a new chairman. Unofficial results from Wednesday’s tribal election show Dave Archambault II defeating Mike Faith by more than 120 votes. Archambault will replace longtime chairman Charles Murphy. The Standing Rock reservation straddles North Dakota and South Dakota.
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Start of Demolition Work on Old Pierre Airport Terminal September 26, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Work Starts to Demolish Pierre’s Old Airport Terminal

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work to officially begin tearing down Pierre’s former airport terminal started today-with the city’s Mayor breaking down a small part of the building from behind the controls of an excavator. Morris, Inc. will be demolishing the old building soon and it’s expected that the structure will be completely razed...
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SD PAC Treasurer Admits Campaign Violation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A former state prosecutor has pleaded guilty to a campaign law violation while serving as treasurer of a South Dakota political action committee. Attorney General Marty Jackley says 41-year-old Scott Swier, of Avon, pleaded guilty Thursday in Pierre to one count of failing to file or amend a statement of...
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Man Accused of Killing Fiancee Wants Trial Moved

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A man accused of fatally shooting his fiancee in rural Chamberlain wants his trial moved out of Brule County. Kent Davidson is charged with shooting Crystal Schulz in the head with a shotgun on March 11. Her body was found three days later in a shed at her mother’s place....
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Shooting Sports Open House Sees Great Turnout

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Organizers say that over 100 kids were part of a Shooting Sports Open House that was held last night at the Izaak Walton League Clubhouse.  This was the first time such an event has been held and it was set up to introduce kids and their parents to shooting...
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I Believe in the Future of Agriculture Campaign Underway Now Through December

UNDATED – (DRG News) A campaign is underway now through the end of the year to help support FFA chapters across South Dakota.  The South Dakota FFA Foundation and select elevators across the state have launched the “I Believe in the Future of Agriculture” campaign.  Last year, a pilot campaign was held in central...
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Stanley County Getting Ready for Next Week’s Homecoming/Pierre’s Homecoming Week Continues

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Stanley County School is preparing for next week’s Homecoming and is congratulating this year’s royalty candidates.  King candidates are Dan Etzkorn, Herman Fennel and Riley Thelen.  Queen candidates are Bailey Tibbs, Hailey Norman and Jenny Ganske.  The second grade crown bearers are Tatum Scott and Chance Carda.  Coronation...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game September 25, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 02-07-17-49-53, Powerball: 23 Estimated jackpot: $50 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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Head of SD Legislative Research Council Resigns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The longtime director of South Dakota’s Legislative Research Council has stepped down. James Fry resigned on Wednesday, minutes before the presentation of a report critical of his office. The 65-year-old Fry says he was preparing for retirement anyway, and resigned because he disagreed with the plan Republican leaders have for...
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