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Homecoming Week Kicks Off in Pierre Today

PIERRE, S.D.  - (DRG News) Today kicks off 2013 Homecoming Week for Riggs High School.  The theme for this year’s Homecoming is “School of Rock”.   The theme for today’s dress up day is “Class Color”.  Seniors are wearing black today, Juniors-red, Sophomores-yellow, Freshmen-pink and Teachers are wearing blue.   The parade will start at 5:15...
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SD Tourism Launches Fall Marketing Campaign

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – As fall approaches, South Dakota Tourism officials are shifting their focus to older leisure travelers and pheasant hunters. The Capital Journal reports that the fall months have grown in popularity in recent years as a good time to travel, especially for people 55 and older with no children in school....
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Magic Happens at the Muze in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A technical card game involving ogres, elves and other creatures is drawing mostly 20-somethings together twice a week in Pierre. It’s called “Magic: The Gathering” and it has a small but devoted following in the capital city. On Tuesday and Friday nights, about eight players gather around a few plain...
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Officials Say SD County Could be Facing Bankruptcy

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Officials in Bennett County say the county might go broke if residents vote down a measure to raise property taxes. Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to opt out of a state-imposed tax limitation that caps a property tax increase at 2.1 percent next year....
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Krebs Seeking Nomination for SD Secretary of State

RENNER, S.D. (AP) – State Sen. Shantel Krebs is running for secretary of state in South Dakota. Krebs told attendees at the Lincoln County Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner Saturday night that she would be seeking the Republican nomination for the office in 2014. Krebs says she plans to make voting rights a top priority. She...
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SD Lottery Results from September 21, 2013

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – These South Dakota lotteries were drawn Saturday: Dakota Cash 09-11-12-16-17 Estimated jackpot: $121,000 Hot Lotto 20-21-39-41-45, Hot Ball: 9 Estimated jackpot: $1.65 million Mega Millions Estimated jackpot: $160 million Powerball 12-17-45-54-58, Powerball: 13 Estimated jackpot: $40 million Wild Card 02-05-11-25-33, Wild Card: KS Estimated jackpot: $265,000
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Parents of Woman Killed in Accident Along with Pierre Man Calling For Tougher SD DUI Laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The parents of a woman killed in crash near Pickstown are calling for tougher drunken driving laws in South Dakota. Twenty-nine-year-old Ronald Fischer Jr., of Lake Andes, was allegedly driving drunk on July 8 in the Pickstown area when he failed to stop at a stop sign. Authorities say his...
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Missing SD Inmate Arrested in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state prison inmate who failed to return to a work release center in Sioux Falls is back in custody. Authorities say 33-year-old Jovan Prince was arrested by Minnehaha County Sheriff’s deputies at about 8:15 a.m. Saturday in Sioux Falls. Officials say Prince was due to return to the...
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Judge Rules in South Dakota Voting-Rights Lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge has ruled that 25 Native Americans will not have to pay court costs related to their voting-rights lawsuit in South Dakota. U.S. District Court Judge Karen Schreier dismissed a lawsuit last month that sought to ensure that residents of part of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation...
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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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