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Students Present Research at State Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Thirteen undergraduate students from South Dakota colleges and universities will bring their research work to the state Capitol on Thursday and present their projects to residents and state lawmakers. The 2014 Student Research Poster Session runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the rotunda. Board of Regents executive director...
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SD Bill Would Penalize Hosts of Underage Drinking

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has endorsed a bill that would penalize people who knowingly allow underage drinking on property they control. State law already makes it illegal to provide alcohol to anyone younger than 21. But Sen. Larry Lucas of Mission says a loophole in the law provides no...
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SD Senate Passes Waterfowl Hunting License Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has passed a measure aimed at ending years of argument over nonresident waterfowl hunting. Senators voted 33-2 to approve a bill that would return more control over those licenses to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission, which regulates hunting and fishing. The bill would...
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SD Legislature Passes Bill Protecting Student Data

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House passed a bill Monday to protect the privacy of student data. It received unanimous support through the Senate and committee process. The state Education Secretary said last Friday that the measure will put into law what the department already does. The debate around the Common Core...
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Obama Says Shutdown Cost National Parks at Least $414M

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the shutdown was a striking reminder that national parks are a powerful economic...
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PFD Responds to Two Fires Sunday Evening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department was called to a residence Sunday to the report that a fire was burning in an oven.  The Department’s Cory Hoffrogge says firefighters were alerted about 6:45 p.m. yesterday that a fire was burning in the appliance in one of the units at an apartment...
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Special Olympics SD State Basketball Tournament Coming to Pierre Soon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre will host the Special Olympics SD State Basketball Tournament-March 14 and 15. Communities throughout the state bid to host the State Games on three year cycles. Pierre will be location for the 2014-2016 tournaments. Chuck Quinn of Oahe Inc. is helping coordinate the tournament and says the upcoming...
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AG’s Consumer Protection Division Participating in NCPW Through March 8

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Attorney General Marty Jackley’s Consumer Protection Division is joining with other agencies and organizations in noting the 16th annual National Consumer Protection Week this week.  NCPW is a campaign to encourage consumers across the country to take advantage of their consumer rights and make better informed decisions.  Jackley says...
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Legislative Panel Endorses Broadening Domestic Abuse Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee has approved a measure that would expand the state’s domestic abuse laws to cover dating couples who don’t live together. Current law defines domestic abuse as harm or the fear of harm committed by family or household members against spouses, former spouses, some relatives, people...
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South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre, S.D.

SD Committee Deadlocks on Sex-Selection Abortion Ban

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota bill to ban sex-selective abortions will remain in committee after a 3-3 vote. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee’s action will allow the bill’s sponsors to address concerns. The bill would make abortions based on the fetus’ gender illegal. Physicians who perform such an abortion could...
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