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President Obama Visits ND/SD Reservation Today

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) – President Barack Obama is in Indian Country for the first time as president, witnessing two sides of Native American life — a celebration of colorful cultural traditions on the powwow grounds and a view of the often bleak modern-day conditions on tribal lands. The president and first lady arrived by...
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Attorney General Says Documents in 1971 Case to be Released Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Sealed court documents used in the criminal investigation of a 1971 cold case will be released next week. A judge in Vermillion on May 30 granted a request from Attorney General Marty Jackley to unseal the documents but without the names of numerous reported victims of sexual assaults. Another judge...
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Air Force One Lands in Bismarck-POTUS Now Heading to Cannonball

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Air Force One arrived in Bismarck this afternoon (2:13 p.m. Central Time) for President Barack Obama’s visit to the Standing Rock Reservation. Obama is visiting the reservation straddling North Dakota and South Dakota to get a firsthand look at culture and also the problems there. The trip marks Obama’s first...
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Wildlife Rehab Center Accepting Game Donations for Injured Birds & Animals

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fish and wild game donations are being sought by the local Oahe Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. As it does in the late winter and spring months, the center is seeing increased numbers of injured birds and animals–as a result of bird migration injuries, animal births and various other injuries. Dr....
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Fourth of July Events Coming to Stanley County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre will be a busy community for the upcoming Fourth of July celebration. In addition to the city organized annual Fourth of July parade, Stanley County will also host the Fort Pierre 4th of July Rodeo on July 3 and 4 at the fairgrounds. Brenton Crane, who...
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Pierre P.D. Adds Two New Officers and a Reserve Officer Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Police Department added two new officers to its ranks yesterday-along with an additional reserve officer. Judge Mark Barnett performed the swearing in ceremony yesterday at the Hughes County Courthouse for new officers Justin Harmon and Drew Heaton. Also, former patrol officer Ray Klinger signed on as a reserve...
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The Culprit in Mobridge Power Outage

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) Residents experienced a power outage on July 12, 2014 that began at 10:45 p.m. and concluded at midnight. The outage lasted about an hour and fifteen minutes. Mark Hanson of Montana Dakota Utilities has stated that the cause was a raccoon that got on top of a transformer and...
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NCAI Applauds Obama’s Visit to Indian Country

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The National Congress of American Indians is applauding President Barack Obama for fulfilling a promise to visit Indian Country. Obama is visiting the Standing Rock Reservation in the Dakotas to get a firsthand look at culture and also the problems there. The National Congress of American Indians says in a...
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Sen. Johnson Opposes Norway Ambassador Nominee

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson says he opposes President Barack Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Norway. The South Dakota Democrat is joining others who believe that George Tsunis is not the right person for the job. Tsunis is CEO of Chartwell Hotels and a top Democratic political fundraiser. Concerns were...
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Pilot of Crashed Crop-Duster Out of Hospital

WINNER, S.D. (AP) – The pilot of a crop-dusting airplane that crashed near Winner has been released from the hospital. Officials say Joe Schneller, of Winner, lost control of his plane Tuesday night as he was taking off. The Daily Republic newspaper reports that he was brought to a medical center in Winner to...
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