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Obama to Indian Country in First Visit as President

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says he’ll visit a Native American reservation in North Dakota next week on his first trip to Indian Country as president. Obama says he and first lady Michelle Obama will visit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Cannonball. He says the reservation holds a special place in U.S....
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Sec. of State Says Local Ordinances Guide Campaign Sign Rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota primary is over, so candidates and their supporters are on the clock to take down campaign signs. Secretary of State Jason Gant says the cities and counties set the rules, so the length of time people have to remove signs varies by jurisdiction. He says the average...
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SD Panel to Hear Comments on Deer Tag Reductions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission will hear public responses today on proposals to drastically reduce the number of deer tags for hunters this year.  The total number of tags proposed for the East River deer season is down by about 40 percent. West River tags will be...
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DNN’s South Dakota Perspective to Feature Tony Venhuizen and Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News ) The Dakota News Network brings the June broadcast of South Dakota Perspective to the airwaves on Monday afternoon. Governor Dennis Daugaard will be attending a meeting of the Western Governor’s Association, so our guest in the first segment of Monday’s program will be Tony Venhuizen-who is the Governor’s...
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Tennessee Man Arrested in Pierre for Possessing Stolen Vehicle and Other Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Tennessee man was arrested yesterday on charges including Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says a patrol officer noted a van with Virginia plates traveling west on Sioux Avenue yesterday afternoon. A routine license plate check on the 1999 Dodge Caravan indicated that the...
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PFD Called to Check Out Electric Malfunction in Pierre Home Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Members of the Pierre Fire Department spent about 45 minutes at a Pierre home yesterday following reports that the resident was hearing popping sounds and seeing light smoke coming from near the front entrance of the structure. The PFD’s Cory Hoffrogge says firefighters were summoned to 323 South Jackson...
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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Assault & Firearms Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to spend a total of 20 years in prison-in addition to a 25 year sentence he received in Hughes County last week. 28-year-old Jason Garreau appeared at the federal courthouse in Pierre yesterday to hear his punishment for a...
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Hughes County Finance Officer Says Vote Center Locations Worked Well

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Hughes County voters used new Vote Centers for the first time in yesterday’s primary election. The vote centers replaced the previous “precinct-based” voting locations and the polling places at seven places in the county gave citizens the chance to cast their ballot at the closest location. Hughes County Finance...
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Pierre Voters Say Yes to Occupancy Tax for City Lodging Establishments

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre voters expressed their support Tuesday for an Occupancy Tax. Residents of the Capital City gave overwhelming approval to the tax-to be imposed at ten hotels in town that have 25 or more rooms. Just over 2,600 people-or about 80% of voters said yes to the tax. 682 residents...
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Wismer First Woman to be Major Party Nominee for Governor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Rep. Susan Wismer’s victory in the South Dakota Democratic primary has turned her into the state’s first female nominee for governor from a major party. Wismer won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to challenge incumbent Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Women have been on the gubernatorial ballot in South Dakota before, but...
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