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White River Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A White River man has entered a guilty plea in federal court to a charge of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.  U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says in a press release that 23-year-old Theodore Larvie appeared in court on Monday before U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange and entered the plea...
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POW/MIA Recognition Day Being Noted Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today is being recognized as POW/MIA Recognition Day in South Dakota.  Governor Dennis Daugaard said in a press release earlier this month that this is a day to remember the sacrifices of members of the U.S. Armed Forces who were held as prisoners of war or who remain missing...
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Maps for Chicken Coop Tour Available Online or at Produce Stand Before Saturday Tour

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) People interested in a local organization’s effort to try to eventually pass an urban chicken ordinance in Pierre will get the chance tomorrow to tour three different locations just outside of Pierre where coops are already located.  Pierre Urban Chicken Reform, also known as PUCkR, and the Brookings based...
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IHS Expands Access to Plan B for Native Women

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Native women seeking emergency contraception at Indian Health Services facilities run by the federal government now can get it without a consultation or prescription. The agency confirms that Plan B and generic versions are being provided to women 17 years and older at pharmacy windows. Native women previously had to...
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North Dakota Leads SD and Two Other States in Lawsuit Against EPA

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Nevada have sued the Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it has failed to determine the states’ compliance with a new federal clean air requirement that limits sulfur dioxide emissions. The lawsuit was filed last week in federal district court in Bismarck. Attorneys general say in...
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G F & P Says New State Park Entrance Licenses Available for 2014

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says the 2014 annual park entrance license for parks and recreation areas in the state will be available to buy starting October 1.  The 2014 entrance license is $30 and is valid from October 1 of this year through May 17...
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Holistic Management Workshop to be Held in Eagle Butte

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) A three day Holistic Resource Management Workshop is coming up within the next few weeks in Eagle Butte.  The South Dakota Grasslands Coalition, Ziebach and Tri-County Conservation Districts and Tatanka Resources Conservation and Development Service will sponsor the October 8 – 10 workshop at the Cheyenne River Motel...
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Goodwill Groundbreaking Draws Positive Comments from City Officials and Others

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The CEO of Goodwill Industries of Sioux City, Iowa says he is impressed with what the City of Pierre has to offer-as his company broke ground Wednesday for what will be its newest location in South Dakota.  John Hantla says the community was chosen for its accessibility, because it...
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Pierre Area to be Represented at Upcoming Playful City USA Leaders Summit in Maryland

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre area will be represented at a summit taking place next week in Baltimore, Maryland.  The nation’s first Playful City USA Leaders’ Summit will be held Monday and Tuesday and will bring together city, non-profit, business and national leaders from across the country to advance efforts to ensure...
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Pukwana Woman Named SD Beef Council President

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pukwana beef producer was elected president of the South Dakota Beef Industry Council during its annual meeting held over the weekend in Brookings.   Karla Pazour now leads the organization that administers the beef checkoff on cattle sold in the state.  Pazour replaces Ed Blair, who completed two one-year...
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