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Obama to Host Native American Tribes in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) – Native Americans from around the country plan to meet with President Barack Obama next week. He’ll host the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of the Interior on Nov. 13. The Indian Health Service says the conference will provide leaders from the 566 federally recognized tribes the chance to...
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Proposal for New Truck Route in Selby Denied

SELBY, S.D – (DRG News) One of the items on the agenda at Wednesday night’s, November 6th,  meeting of the Selby City Council was a proposal from the Northern Plains grain elevator to change the truck route through town. For almost twenty years the trucks have come down Main Street in Selby, at times...
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YMCA Makes Changes to Membership Structure-Effective January 1

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) January 1 will bring a new membership structure for the Oahe Family YMCA in Pierre.  The Y’s Board of Directors recently approved the new structure-which includes all adult land and water fitness classes-and Y members were notified of the changes in a letter last week.  Right now, the Y...
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ABO School Award Winner in 21st Century School Library Program

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One central South Dakota school library has been recognized through the 21st Century School Library program.  The program identifies school libraries as “Effective”, “Enhanced” or “Exemplary” based on learning environment, programming and professionalism.  This is the first year for the recognition program for school libraries.  Award status is valid...
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November 14 Meeting to be Held in Eagle Butte for Ranch Families

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) A mid-November community gathering is planned in Eagle Butte for ranch families from the Dewey and Ziebach county areas.  The November 14 event will include a free meal and information about resources available as ranchers work to rebuild from last month’s west river blizzard.  Like previous recent gatherings...
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Man Pleads Guilty to Two Charges from July Crimes in Fort Pierre and Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man who entered into a plea agreement with Hughes and Stanley County prosecutors was sentenced in a Pierre courtroom Tuesday.  21-year-old Travis Long Fox was arrested in July.  Authorities say he used his car to hit another car in Fort Pierre and drove to Pierre; where they charged...
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Eagle Butte Man Indicted in Federal Court on Charges Linked to Recent Standoff

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man has been indicted in federal court for six firearms related charges linked to a standoff with law enforcement that occurred last Thursday–and an incident the day before involving a vehicle chase with law officers, which ended in a man being shot and killed near Fort...
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Veterans Day Programs to be Presented

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) On Monday, November 11, the Mobridge-Pollock High School will be presenting their Veterans Day program in the high school gym.  The program will start at 8:30 A.M. The high school music department will be performing. At 1 P.M. the Mobridge-Pollock Elementary School will be presenting their program in the middle...
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Cargill to Label Meat After ‘Pink Slime’ Uproar

NEW YORK (AP) – Cargill says it will start labeling beef products that contain finely textured beef, an ingredient that came under attack as “pink slime.” The meat company says the new packages will appear before next year’s grilling season and is in response to consumer demand. It says packages will note when a...
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NWS Lists Snow Levels from Tuesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service is tallying up some snow levels from yesterday.  Four inches of snow was noted about four miles northwest of Onida in Sully County by last evening.  In Lyman County, the NWS says three inches of snow was measured in Kennebec by mid-evening on Tuesday.   West...
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