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South Dakota Governor Wants More Info on Immigrant Children

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state is asking the federal government for more information on unaccompanied immigrant children placed in the state. A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report shows that 21 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed individually with sponsors in South Dakota this year....
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Two People from Ca. Ordered Held on Drug Charges from Sully Co. Traffic Stop

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A husband and wife from California were ordered to be bound over to face drug charges linked to a traffic stop last week in Sully County.  Kenneth and Michelle Conway of Visalia, California, both 57-years-old, were taken into custody after a traffic stop July 17 in Sully County.  During...
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Damaged Road in Western SD Won’t be Closed

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. (AP) – Meade County officials have decided not to close a damaged section of a road connecting U.S. Highway 34 with Interstate 90 in western South Dakota. A portion of the New Underwood Road recently dropped several feet down the slope of a hill. Officials had considered closing it, but Highway...
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Pierre Library Director Says Fines Long Overdue

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The director of the public library in Pierre wants to crack down on people who are late returning items or don’t bring them back at all. Robin Schrupp tells the Capital Journal that when she took over last fall, she discovered that the library had an antiquated computer system, nonfunctioning...
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Survey Finds Support for Atlantic Salmon in Oahe

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A survey by South Dakota wildlife officials has found that few anglers object to the addition of Atlantic salmon to Lake Oahe.        South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department is considering adding the fish to the Missouri River reservoir in the Dakotas to boost its salmon fishery. Chinook...
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Mines Students, Others Present Research in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Undergraduate students who have conducted research in metallurgical engineering and other topics this summer are set to present their work at a symposium in Pierre. The more than 100 students who will participate in Friday’s event attend the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and other universities nationwide. The...
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21 Unaccompanied Children Placed With SD Sponsors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal report shows that 21 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed individually with sponsors in South Dakota this year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a state-by-state list Thursday showing the total number of children who arrived at the southern border illegally and were united...
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Last Defendant Sentenced for Defrauding Programs

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A fourth defendant accused of stealing funds that belonged to the Oglala Sioux Tribe has been sentenced in the case.  Forty-five-year-old Wayne Cortier pleaded guilty in March to theft concerning programs receiving federal funds. A judge earlier this week ordered Cortier to serve one year of probation.  Thirty-five-year-old...
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Best Wishes Go Out from DRG to Long Time Staff Member Sam Sullivan

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Dakota Radio Group regretfully offered goodbyes to longtime employee Samantha Sullivan with a party on Wednesday.  “Sam” has been employed for the Dakota Radio Group 11 years as a receptionist and has handled commercial scheduling as traffic director for 94 Country and County 101.  Her final day in...
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Insurers Owe $2,600 in Refunds in South Dakota

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The federal government says insurers owe South Dakota customers about $2,600 in refunds because of a provision in the nation’s health care law. The Health and Human Services Department released figures Thursday showing that 867 Dakotans will be getting refunds, averaging $5 per family.  The Affordable Care Act requires...
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