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NY Attorney General Sues CA, SD Internet Lenders

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sued three Internet lenders alleging violations of state usury laws with high interest rates. The suit claims Western Sky Financial LLC, CashCall Inc. and WS Funding LLC and owners Martin Webb and J. Paul Reddam charged annual interest rates for personal loans at...
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Threat Forces Ballot Count Move in SD Alcohol Vote

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The election supervisor on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation say threats have prompted officials to move ballot counting for a vote to legalize alcohol. Election commission chairman Francis Pumpkin Seed says protesters operating a camp in nearby Whiteclay, Neb., demonstrated against legalization Monday in Pine Ridge. He says...
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Crow Creek Tribe and Highway Patrol Join Together for Pow-Wow Enforcement Plan

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A joint law enforcement operation will be conducted during the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe’s upcoming pow-wow, which will be this Friday through Sunday.  The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the South Dakota Highway Patrol will be working together during the upcoming event.  A press release from the South Dakota...
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SDHP Says North Dakota Man Killed in Two Vehicle Crash in Corson County Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An accident in Corson County Monday resulted in the death of a North Dakota man.  The two vehicle crash occurred on U.S. Highway 12 one mile west of McIntosh Monday morning about 10:30 a.m.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 84-year-old Elvin Harold Boe of Goodrich, North Dakota was...
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First Lady Linda Daugaard Continues Promoting Foster Care Initiative

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s First Lady continues promoting a campaign to recruit more foster families in the state and spoke in Pierre on the topic before a meeting of the Pierre Rotary Club Monday.  The FosterOne initiative was started earlier this summer, with the goal to add to the number of...
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SD State Representative Stace Nelson to Make US Senate Run

FULTON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Republican State Rep. Stace Nelson says he plans to make a run for the U.S. Senate. Nelson, of Fulton, says he’s holding events in Alexandria and Rapid City on Aug. 18 to announce his plan to seek the GOP nomination to run for the U.S. Senate seat being...
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Tune In Again Soon for the Next KGFX Hometown Tour Stop!

UNDATED – (DRG News) KGFX rolls on with our 2013 KGFX Hometown Tour series…with our most recent program held in Onida last week-August 7. We hope you were able to tune in, as Prime Time Paul Rollie interviewed several local residents about activities that were part of the just ended 91st annual Sully County...
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Man Attempting to Paddle Board 2,300 Mile Stretch of the Missouri River Travels Through Pierre/Fort Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Illinois man traveled through the Pierre/Fort Pierre area over the weekend, as he attempts to be one of the first people to trek the Missouri River’s 2,300 miles by “Stand-up Paddle Board”.  Scott Mestrezat says he started his trip June 7 in Three Forks, Montana and hopes to...
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Work Continues in Eagle Butte to Raise Funds for Permanent Shelter to Care for Homeless Pets

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) Efforts continue in Eagle Butte to raise the funds needed to build a new animal shelter in the community.  Friends of Cheyenne River Pets have a temporary facility now that can hold a limited amount of pets for a short time.  If the animals are not adopted locally,...
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Governor Expects Aberdeen Beef Plant to be Bought

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he expects a financially troubled South Dakota beef packing plant will eventually be bought and operated by a new owner. Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen filed for bankruptcy protection last month and has asked a judge to allow it to hire an investment banking firm that...
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