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Capital Area United Way Off and Running with Fundraising Campaign

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital Area United Way announced its goal for this year’s campaign earlier this week.   At an event held at the Pierre Chamber Tuesday, United Way officials revealed that they will work to raise $545,007; up from last year’s $500,000 goal.  United Way Executive Director Gloria Hanson says the...
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Fort Pierre’s New Occupancy Fee to Go Into Effect Soon

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre will soon implement a new occupancy fee; which will be imposed by two of the city’s hotels starting October 1.  Fort Pierre Mayor Sam Tidball says the $2.00 a night fee will be charged by the AmericInn and Holiday Inn Express and the funds raised through...
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SD Labor Secretary Pam Roberts Retiring in October

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Labor and Regulation Secretary Pam Roberts will retire next month after serving in state Cabinet-level positions since 1989. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says Roberts was appointed to Cabinet-level jobs by five governors. Roberts became commissioner of the state Bureau of Personnel in 1989, was chief of operations for Gov....
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Iowa Drought Worsens in Hottest Week of the Year

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Drought conditions have worsened in a portion of the Midwest including Iowa, the nation’s leading corn producer, as the region experienced its hottest week of the year. The extreme heat and near record low August rainfall combined to expand drought conditions from the eastern Dakotas southeastward into western Illinois....
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AG Says State Reaches Settlement with MoneyGram

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the state has entered a settlement with MoneyGram International Inc. entitling some customers to get money back from advance fee schemes. Jackley says MoneyGram has agreed to the forfeit $100 million back to eligible consumers. He says the agreements are from the company’s...
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Nearly Three-Quarters of SD Parolees Earn Time Off

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Nearly three-quarters of South Dakota’s parolees earned time off their sentences in the first month of a new program that’s part of an overhaul of the state’s criminal justice system. Laurie Feiler of the state Corrections Department says 1,975 of the state’s 2,794 parolees earned time off their sentences in...
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Transfer Hearing in Case of Pierre Teen Charged with December Shooting Underway

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A transfer hearing in the case of a Pierre teen got underway this morning in a Pierre courtroom.  17-year-old Braiden McCahren is charged with First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and alternate counts of Aggravated Assault for the December shooting death of 16-year-old Dalton Williams.  The shooting occurred...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game September 4, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 02-09-26-45-47, Powerball: 11 Estimated jackpot: $169 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association:
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Hearing Will Decide if Pierre Boy Tried as Adult

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A court hearing starting in Pierre today will determine whether the case of a 17-year-old boy accused of killing a classmate will be transferred from adult to juvenile court. Braiden McCahren has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the Dec. 18 shooting death...
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SD Seeks Public Comment on Hazard Mitigation Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management is seeking public comments on its updated hazard mitigation plan, a document that identifies strategies to reduce or eliminate the risk of damage from natural disasters. States must have hazard mitigation plans in place to qualify for presidential disaster declarations. Jason Bauder of...
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