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President Signs Minuteman Law for Visitor Center

INTERIOR, S.D. (AP) – President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that clears the way for a new visitor center at the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site at Interior. The new 7,300-square-foot center will house displays, a theater, retail space and the park’s administrative offices. It’s scheduled to open in November 2014. The...
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Tribal Relations Secretary Talks About Work to Start Tribal Parole Pilot Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations says work continues to develop one of the provisions of South Dakota’s Criminal Justice System Reform effort.  SB 70 was passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Dennis Daugaard earlier this year.  The main purpose of the legislation...
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Funds Raised Through Annual Livestock Sale Saturday to Benefit Fort Pierre’s CYI Center

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow brings an annual sale at one Fort Pierre business, but the event also doubles as a fundraiser for a local gathering place.  Fort Pierre Livestock will hold its 2013 Horse Sale tomorrow and funds gathered through commissions and through the sale of food in the cafe will...
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EOTP Members and Others to Take Part in Annual “Walk the Narrows” Event Near Lower Brule Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Encounters on the Prairie-Central South Dakota Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation will hold its annual “Walk the Narrows” event this weekend.  Calling it “LaGrand Detour”, group members and interested citizens will be driving in a caravan to a location where Lewis and Clark stopped...
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White River Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A White River man has entered a guilty plea in federal court to a charge of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.  U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says in a press release that 23-year-old Theodore Larvie appeared in court on Monday before U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange and entered the plea...
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POW/MIA Recognition Day Being Noted Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today is being recognized as POW/MIA Recognition Day in South Dakota.  Governor Dennis Daugaard said in a press release earlier this month that this is a day to remember the sacrifices of members of the U.S. Armed Forces who were held as prisoners of war or who remain missing...
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Maps for Chicken Coop Tour Available Online or at Produce Stand Before Saturday Tour

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) People interested in a local organization’s effort to try to eventually pass an urban chicken ordinance in Pierre will get the chance tomorrow to tour three different locations just outside of Pierre where coops are already located.  Pierre Urban Chicken Reform, also known as PUCkR, and the Brookings based...
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IHS Expands Access to Plan B for Native Women

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Native women seeking emergency contraception at Indian Health Services facilities run by the federal government now can get it without a consultation or prescription. The agency confirms that Plan B and generic versions are being provided to women 17 years and older at pharmacy windows. Native women previously had to...
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North Dakota Leads SD and Two Other States in Lawsuit Against EPA

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Nevada have sued the Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it has failed to determine the states’ compliance with a new federal clean air requirement that limits sulfur dioxide emissions. The lawsuit was filed last week in federal district court in Bismarck. Attorneys general say in...
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G F & P Says New State Park Entrance Licenses Available for 2014

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says the 2014 annual park entrance license for parks and recreation areas in the state will be available to buy starting October 1.  The 2014 entrance license is $30 and is valid from October 1 of this year through May 17...
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