Attorney General Marty Jackley

AG Jackley Says SD Claims $2.9M of $2.2B Settlement by Drugmaker

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota will receive a share of the $2.2 billion drugmaker Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay to resolve criminal and civil allegations. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the state’s share of the global settlement will be nearly $2.9 million. The U.S. government will keep $1.9...
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Family Sues BIA for $2.1M Over SD Jail Death

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The family of a man who died after a fall in a jail on an American Indian reservation in South Dakota is suing the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs for wrongful death. The lawsuit alleges that jailers at the federally run detention facility on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation...
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Panel Appointed to Guide SD Judge Candidates

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – All 41 of South Dakota’s circuit judges are up for re-election next year – something that happens every eight years. So to guide candidates through election laws, Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson has appointed a nine-member commission that will also investigate ethics complaints. The Argus Leader reports the state...
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Former Pierre Resident Debuted Sunday as Wild Guide for Wild Kingdom Webisodes

UNDATED – (DRG News) A Riggs High and SDSU graduate made her official debut Sunday as the new “Wild Guide” for Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.   Stephanie Arne was chosen in July to host Mutual of Omaha’s all new online webisode series on and the Wild Kingdom TV YouTube channel.  The release for...
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City of Mobridge

Mobridge City Council Meets

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) The Mobridge City Council held their regular meeting for November 4, 2013 at city hall. The council heard from Matt Reichert, Zoning Officer and a building permit was approved. Police Chief Justin Jungwirth presented a Merit Award to Officer Jordan Majeske.  Officer Majeske received the award for responding to a...
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Organizers Submit Petitions for Minimum Wage Vote

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Democrats and labor unions say they’ve gathered more than enough signatures to force a public vote on a minimum wage increase in the state. Organizers of the petition drive say they’re submitting nearly 26,000 signatures to the Secretary of State on Monday, the deadline to get the...
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National Weather Service

National Weather Service Cites October as Very Wet and Cool Month in Much of State

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says last month brought a very cool and wet 30 day period across much of the state including central and northeast South Dakota.  Many large storms moved across the region bringing record setting precipitation for several locations.  The most notable weather issue in October was...
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Semi Trailer Damaged in Collision with Pierre’s Train Bridge Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Another semi-trailer sustained damage Saturday evening after it collided with Pierre’s train bridge.  The Department of Public Safety says the South Dakota Highway Patrol was told that a semi tractor-trailer was wedged under the bridge about 7:45 p.m. Saturday.  The driver of the 2006 International rig was southbound on...
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Central Teen Court to Hold Mock Trial/Open House in Fort Pierre Tonight

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Central Teen Court will hold a mock trial/open house this evening in Fort Pierre.  During this evening’s event, Central Teen Court volunteers will present a mock case to demonstrate how the program works.  Teen Court Director Kellie Shuman says usually, the public isn’t allowed in Teen Court hearings,...
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North Central South Dakota Children’s Choir Performs

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) On Saturday, November 9th the North Central South Dakota Children’s Choir will be presenting their fall concerts. In Pollock they will sing at 2 P.M in the community center gym, with an ice cream social to follow, and in Mobridge they will sing at 7 P.M in the middle school theater....
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