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Hughes County Sheriff Voted to Spearhead National Association

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The attorney general of South Dakota, Marty Jackley, says he thinks the state will get a stronger voice in law enforcement issues now that the sheriff of Hughes County has been elected president of the National Sheriffs’ Association. Sheriff Mike Leidholt is 38-year law enforcement veteran who had previously served...
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SD Gets Grant to Train Dislocated Workers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation has received a $418,000 federal grant to help train long-term dislocated workers for high-demand occupations. State Labor Secretary Pam Roberts says the department refers people to training that will lead to jobs that pay well. Long-term dislocated workers are defined as those...
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Mayor Gill Talks About Monday Meeting Regarding Future of Pawn Street

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) City leaders plan to make a decision shortly on what to do about southeast Pierre’s Pawn Street. The roadway hasn’t been opened to the public in the past few years; since the 2011 flood damaged the nearby softball fields. Pawn Street is an east/west road which runs just north...
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Barb Hespen Named VP of Patient Care at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Martin native has been named the Vice President of Patient Care at Avera St. Mary’s in Pierre. Barb Hespen will assume her new role at the facility on August 12. As VP of Patient Care, Hespen’s responsibilities will include designing and implementing the delivery of patient care. Hespen...
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