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New Budget Projections Predict 2018 Budget Year Deficit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – New long-range budget forecasts from Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s administration show South Dakota could have a $12.8 million budget deficit in fiscal year 2018. The long-term budget projections released on Friday are part of Daugaard’s quest to improve South Dakota’s rating among credit rating agencies. The new tools will allow lawmakers...
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Man Charged in Standoff to Undergo Psychiatric Evaluation

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – (DRG News) A man charged with Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault of an Officer as part of a standoff at a Kimball home last week is to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. 42-year-old Donald London was taken into custody January 8, after a standoff that lasted about 24 hours. Over 130 different...
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Man Enters Pleas of Not Guilty for Possession of Child Pornography

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A status hearing is set for next month in the case of a Chinese national charged with Possession of Child Pornography. Rengao Zhou appeared in court in Pierre last week and pleaded not guilty to ten counts of Possession of Child Pornography. The crime is a Class 4 Felony...
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South Dakota State Parks See Record Camping Numbers in 2014

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department reported that more people camped in South Dakota State Parks in 2014 than ever before. Numbers indicate that the parks hosted over 290,000 nights of camping last year. That is an increase of 3.8 percent over 2013. Doug Hofer, director of...
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