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Three Arrested Following Theft of Motorcycle from Blunt

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Three men were arrested yesterday as the result of an investigation into the theft of a motorcycle from Blunt.  Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says officials received a tip regarding the whereabouts of a Honda Trail Bike worth $4,000 which had been stolen from a residence in Blunt within...
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GMMS Teacher Named as Pierre District Teacher of the Year for 2014

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A middle school teacher in the Pierre School District was named yesterday as the Teacher of the Year for 2014. Ann Noyes of Georgia Morse Middle School was chosen as the winner of the award and her name was announced at last night’s monthly school board meeting. Superintendent Kelly...
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Focus Turns to Barrel Vault as Stained Glass Restoration Project at Capitol Continues

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A project to clean and restore stained glass throughout four different areas of the State Capitol Building is moving into another phase starting next week. Last August, stained glass sections were removed from the Capitol Rotunda and a Wisconsin company has wrapped up work on half of the panels...
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SD Senate OKs New Licenses for Home Brew Helpers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has unanimously approved a bill to license businesses that help home brewers make and bottle malt beverages and wine. It has already passed the House and goes next to Gov. Dennis Daugaard for final review. The bill would require a $250 license for businesses that provide...
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Rawlins Municipal Library to See Upgrades and Expansion in Coming Months

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Changes are expected to take place this year at the Rawlins Municipal Library in Pierre. Preliminary work on a project to add about 850 square feet to the north side of the building is now underway. Library Director Robin Schrupp says along with the expansion of the structure on...
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Woman Sentenced for Stealing from Tribal Police

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An Eagle Butte woman has been sentenced for stealing from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Police Department when she worked there. Forty-one-year-old Kristi Lawrence was given three months in federal custody and six months of home confinement, to be followed by three years of supervised release. She also must pay...
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SD Man Indicted in Connection with Baby’s Death

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A southern South Dakota man has been indicted on alternative counts of second degree murder and first degree manslaughter in connection with the death of a 3-month-old baby. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley on Tuesday announced the indictment against 20-year-old Adam Joel Bruns. The attorney general’s office on Tuesday...
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SD Lawmakers Approve Making Animal Cruelty a Felony

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has approved a measure that would make animal cruelty a felony in South Dakota, the only state without such a penalty for cases involving severe animal abuse. The House voted 54-15 to pass the measure, which was approved earlier by the Senate. It will become law...
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SD Governor Vetoes Bill to Increase Deadwood Tax

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has vetoed a bill that would increase the hotel tax in Deadwood. The bill would have allowed municipalities to tax $3 per night. The current rate is $2. In a statement, the governor on Tuesday said it would be a mistake to make it easier...
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SD Legislator, Lottery Seek Gambling Study

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Lottery plans to request a study of the financial and social effects of gambling in the state after the issue came up in various debates this session. Republican Rep. Scott Craig of Rapid City hopes for a legislative summer study on gambling in the state. He says...
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