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SD Organizations Gear Up to Push Health Exchange

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Health organizations and other groups are gearing up to tell South Dakotans they can get health insurance through a new online marketplace starting Oct. 1. The marketplace is being set up as part of the national Affordable Care Act. About 13 percent of the state’s population is uninsured, and the...
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Avera Health Donates $5,000 to Gettysburg City Pool

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Gettysburg received a gift of $5,000 from Avera Health and Avera Gettysburg Hospital to be used to fund a slide for the children’s portion of the Gettysburg City Pool.  The donation was recently presented by Mark Schmidt, Executive Director for Avera Gettysburg Hospital-to Bill Wuttke, Mayor...
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Presho Man Indicted on Eight Counts of Possession, Manufacture or Distribution of Child Pornography

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) A Lyman County Grand Jury indicted a man last week for eight counts of Possession, Manufacture or Distribution of Child Pornography.  Lyman County State’s Attorney Anita Fouss says 21-year-old Larry Maranville IV was arraigned in Kennebec Monday and pleaded not guilty to all charges.  Maranville had previously requested an...
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Pierre School Board Rejects Bids on McKinley; Tables Decision on Washington Bids

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board decided yesterday to reject bids on one of the district’s elementary school buildings and put a decision on accepting or rejecting bids for another elementary on hold for now.   The board declared three of its properties as surplus in recent months and last week, District...
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Remember…Today’s Activities at Riggs May Look Alarming, But It’s Only a Drill

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre area residents will note emergency responders around Riggs High School today, but the activity is for drill purposes only.  Several different law enforcement agencies, Avera St. Mary’s Healthcare Center, American Medical Response ambulance and the Pierre School District are coordinating to put on a full-scale exercise, which is...
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Daugaard Seeks Disaster Declaration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is requesting federal assistance to help seven South Dakota counties recover from severe weather last month. Daugaard submitted the letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday asking for a Presidential Disaster Declaration. Preliminary assessments show that the series of storms from June 19 through 29 caused damage...
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New Stores Opening on South Dakota Reservation

DUPREE, S.D. (AP) – Three new stores will soon be opening up on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in north-central South Dakota. KSFY-TV reports that convenience stores that sell gas and groceries will open in Takini and LaPlant. A new full-service grocery store will open in Dupree. The grocery store is expected to open...
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Judge Won’t Acquit After Kickbacks Case Mistrial

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A federal judge says he won’t clear a man whose trial in an alleged housing kickbacks scandal wound up in a hung jury. Michael Addington is accused of using his position with the Standing Rock Housing Authority to help a construction company in Fort Pierre, S.D., receive new projects. A...
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Judge’s Ruling on Riverwalk Landing Won’t Be Appealed to State Supreme Court

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge’s ruling on actions by the Fort Pierre City Council on certain elements of a riverfront development will not be appealed to the South Dakota Supreme Court.   On July 3, Judge John Brown ruled that the council’s decisions on May 8, which included not enacting a deferred...
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Pierre School Board to Look at Bids Received Last Week for Two of Three Surplus Properties

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board will look over bids that were opened last week for district properties which were recently declared surplus.  At a meeting later today, the board will look at four bids that were offered for two of three surplus properties.  The district declared the McKinley and Washington...
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