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Panel Appointed to Plan SD’s 125th Anniversary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a commission to come up with ideas for celebrating South Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood in 2014. The group will seek ideas from the public until Oct. 1 on how to promote South Dakota’s history, increase tourism and encourage state and local events such as...
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Upper Midwest Tour Finds Quality Wheat Crop

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A group that went on an annual tour of wheat fields in the Upper Midwest came up with yield estimates about the same as last year. The Colorado-based Wheat Quality Council sponsors the tour every year to give the wheat industry an early look at the crop. The Grand...
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SD Storms Destroys One Trailer House, Damages Others

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – High winds, hail and flash flooding from severe thunderstorms destroyed a trailer house and damaged other homes on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Glen Yellow Eagle with the tribe’s disaster office says winds in Tuesday’s storms near Parmelee destroyed a trailer house and blew another mobile home off its foundation. He...
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SD Board Defers Stand on Indian Voting Stations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota elections panel has declined, at least for now, to go on record as supporting a plan to set up satellite voter registration and absentee voting offices on three American Indian reservations. The State Election Board voted 4-3 against a plan to support the satellite voting stations after...
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Officials Give the Okay to Return Southeast Pierre’s Pawn Street to Its Former Condition

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Southeast Pierre’s Pawn Street will be returned to use as a roadway and will not be changed into a parking lot for the nearby softball complex.  Pierre city officials decided yesterday after a Monday public hearing that they would rebuild the street, which was damaged by the 2011 flood...
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G F & P Commission to Meet Tomorrow and Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission will hold its August meeting in Watertown.  The meeting is scheduled for tomorrow and Friday.  During the monthly gathering, commissioners will be finalizing the 2013 Duck and Goose Hunting Seasons, as well as Big Game Depredation and State Game Bird Refuge...
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SDHP Schedules Sobriety Checkpoints in 15 Counties in August

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Another series of sobriety checkpoints has been scheduled in several counties by the South Dakota Highway Patrol for the month of August.  Next month will bring the traffic stops to 15 counties around the state.  Some of the counties on the checkpoint list in August include Stanley, Hughes, Meade...
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Capital City Band’s Season Finale to Feature “Director’s Choice”

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital City Band will wrap up the 2013 season with a “Director’s Choice” concert tonight.  This summer’s band season will end with some of Director Larry Johnson’s favorite band compositions.  The featured guest, Michael Pangburn, will sing “God Bless the U.S.A.” and percussionist Diane Kehrwald will perform on...
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Missing South Dakota Inmate Back in Custody

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities in Mitchell have apprehended an inmate who walked away from a minimum-security unit at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. Corrections officials say 19-year-old Davis Bull Bear walked away Tuesday night and was caught Wednesday morning. He is serving a five-year sentence on a burglary conviction...
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South Dakota Authorities Search for Missing Inmate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from a minimum-security unit at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. Corrections officials say 19-year-old Davis Bull Bear was last seen Tuesday night. He is serving a five-year sentence on a burglary conviction in Bennett County.
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