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Flags in SD at Half-Staff in Mandela’s Memory

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking that all flags in South Dakota be flown at half-staff in memory of Nelson Mandela. The former South African president died Thursday at the age of 95. Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years for opposing apartheid and helped dismantle the country’s legacy of institutionalized racism....
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Regents Say SD Could Have Worker Shortage

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Regents says a new study shows the state needs to produce more university graduates to deal with the threat of a shortage of qualified workers. The study indicates that 72 percent of resident students remain in South Dakota the year following college graduation to...
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SD Regents Approve 3 New Minor Degrees at USD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The state Board of Regents has given the University of South Dakota approval to offer three new minor degrees aimed at helping graduates prepare for careers in a wide range of fields. The minors are in child and adolescent development, inter-professional disabilities services and teaching K-12 English as a...
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South Dakota Perspective to be Broadcast Monday on DNN Stations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The December broadcast of South Dakota Perspective is coming up on Monday on affiliate stations of the Dakota News Network.  Join us Monday afternoon starting at 2:05 p.m. for the first guest for this month’s program-Paul Lepisto, Regional Conservaton Coordinator for the Izaak Walton League of America.  Then at...
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Man Charged Following Investigation into July Sully County Courthouse Break-in

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) Charges have been filed in Sully County for a summer break-in at the Sully County Courthouse in Onida.  Charging documents have been filed with the Clerk of Courts Office against 21-year-old Travis Long Fox.  Long Fox, formerly of Onida, is charged with Third Degree Burglary-a Class 4 Felony; and...
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Pierre School Board to Host Local Lawmakers for Monday Legislative Forum

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board will host District 24 lawmakers Monday for a Legislative Forum.  The discussion will give legislative delegates a chance to learn about issues and concerns that school districts are facing-and will include a discussion of pending legislation that will be presented in the 2014 South Dakota...
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Onida Teen to Appear in Court in January to Enter Plea on Sully County Charges

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) An Onida teen agreed Monday to allow a presentence report to be prepared, with the understanding that he will enter into a plea agreement at his next court hearing in January.  Rowdy Olson appeared at the Sully County Courthouse Monday on charges of 3rd Degree Burglary, Possession of Burglary...
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SD Report Recommends Ways to Help Indian Students

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new report from the South Dakota Board of Regents recommends ways to help American Indian students succeed in state universities. A working group recommends that campuses reach out to Native American high school students to help them enroll in college. It also recommends providing more scholarships and grants to...
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Investment Firm Wins Auction for SD Beef Plant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A San Francisco-based investment banking firm has submitted the winning $44.3 million credit-and-cash bid for an idled South Dakota plant during a bankruptcy court auction Thursday in Sioux Falls. White Oak Global Advisors is the new owner of Northern Beef Packers, which filed for bankruptcy in July because it...
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Law Enforcement Wins Traveling Trophy-United Blood Services Pleased with Blood Drive Turnout

UNDATED – (DRG News) Law enforcers won a traveling trophy yesterday as this year’s Tyler Wilcox Memorial/Guns n’ Hoses blood drive finished up.  The three day event started Monday at the Pierre Mall and the final day yesterday was at the Fort Pierre Fire Station.  Abbie Titze, Donor Recruiter for United Blood Services says...
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