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SDHP Says Burke Woman Killed in Weekend Rollover

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Burke woman died over the weekend as the result of a single vehicle crash northeast of Gregory.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident occurred Saturday morning.  Authorities say that 20-year-old Devon Bennett was eastbound on 287th Street in a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer when the vehicle left...
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Murdo Man Pleads Guilty to Firearms Possession Charge in Federal Court

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Murdo man appeared before a federal judge last week and entered a guilty plea to an indictment that charged him with Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.   41-year-old Shaun Sporrer was arrested after an incident March 1 in Murdo in which Sporrer pulled a revolver on...
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Harrold Man Sentenced for Assault Charges in Federal Court

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Harrold man pleaded guilty in federal court to Simple Assault and Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding and was sentenced on the charges last week.  38-year-old Thomas Morgan received a sentence of six months in prison on each count to be served consecutively-for a total sentence of 12...
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Governor to Recognize Contributions to Rehabilitation, Employment of South Dakotans with Disabilities

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard will recognize a few individuals and employers next month for the contributions they have made to rehabilitating and employing South Dakotans with disabilities during a ceremony to be held in Pierre.  The ceremony will be held September 9 at the State Capitol.  The Governor’s Awards recipients...
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Hot Weather This Week Good for SD Row Crops

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Hot weather forecast for this week couldn’t come at a better time for South Dakota farmers with row crops in the fields. Officials say crops such as corn and sunflowers aren’t as mature as they should be, and they’re in need of hot weather to push them along. Temperatures in...
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SD Task Force to Meet on Medicaid Expansion Study

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state task force studying the possibility of expanding South Dakota’s Medicaid program will hold its final meeting this week. The task force will not recommend whether Medicaid should be expanded, but instead will identify the advantages and disadvantages of doing so. The panel meets Tuesday in Pierre to put...
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SD Lawmakers to Show Cattle at State Fair in Huron

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – About 15 state lawmakers are expected to try their hand at showing beef cattle at the South Dakota State Fair. The event on Aug. 31 in Huron is the fifth annual Legislative Beef Show. It is a friendly competition that pairs lawmakers with youth livestock exhibitors from their legislative districts....
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game August 17, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 18-21-46-54-56, Powerball: 23 Estimated jackpot: $60 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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Former USD Law Professor Myers to Run for Governor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A former University of South Dakota law professor has announced plans to run for governor as an independent candidate. The Argus Leader reports that 77-year-old Mike Myers announced his bid on Friday. Myers taught health care law and elder law at USD for 23 years. He also served as...
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LRC Executive Board to Meet Monday at State Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Legislative Research Council’s Executive Board will hold its next meeting on Monday at the State Capitol.  The board is chaired by State Senator Ryan Maher of Isabel and Monday’s agenda includes an update from the South Dakota Investment Council and a report on the Capitol Stained Glass Project...
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