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McLaughlin Woman Sentenced For Distribution Of A Controlled Substance

PIERRE, S.D. — (US DOJ) United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, woman convicted of Distribution of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on April 28, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. Adjoni Jones, a/k/a Adjoni Archambault, age 33, was sentenced to 18 months in custody, 5 years...
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Groundbreaking Held Wednesday in Fort Pierre for Riverwalk Landing Project

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Groundbreaking was held in Fort Pierre Wednesday at the site of what will be a multi-million dollar development for the community. A handful of lots near the river in the Teton Island Development will eventually hold a new restaurant and convention center, marina, commercial space, residential condominiums and...
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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Abusive Sexual Contact With A Child

PIERRE, S.D. — (US DOJ) United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact with a Child was sentenced on April 28, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Daniel Briggs, age 28, was sentenced to 135 months in custody, 5 years of...
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Southwest Grain Announces $5.8 Million Expansion

LEMMON, S.D. (AP) – Southwest Grain is embarking on a $5.8 million expansion project in the South Dakota town of Lemmon. Location Manager Ben Hetzel and Regional Manager Delane Thom tell KBJM radio that work has begun on a new grain cleaning and handling facility and concrete upright grain storage bins. Taylor, North Dakota-based...
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SD Reopens Incentives For Rural Health Care

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Health care facilities in rural parts of South Dakota can now apply for $10,000 incentives from the state to attract employees. The $10,000 goes to employees who have spent three years in communities with less than 10,000 people. Funding for the incentives is split between the state and the health...
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2 More Independents Jump Into US Senate Race

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson is getting even more crowded. South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant has approved the nominating petitions for two additional independent candidates – Gordon Howie and Clayton Walker. Howie served in the state Legislature between...
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Bipartisan Bill Approves Pipeline Construction

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline have introduced legislation authorizing its immediate construction and say they expect the measure will come to a vote in the coming days. The legislation was introduced by Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Republican Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota. In a...
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Rural Leaders Say Planning, Support Key to Growth

WASHINGTON (AP) – Witnesses are telling a Senate panel that rural communities need to sell what they are, not what they are not in order to thrive economically. They also say government support is important for growth and that small cities and towns should band together to maximize their potential. A subcommittee of the...
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13K in SD Got Health Insurance Using Marketplace

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Federal officials say that 13,104 South Dakotans have chosen health plans through the new insurance marketplace created by the nation’s health care law, falling short of expectations. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report Thursday with enrollment figures that cover most of the open enrollment...
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Registration Opens for Denny Palmer Fishing Tournament

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Denny Palmer Memorial Classic. There is an 80% payout to the top 25% of teams, overflowing raffle tables, and more than $16,000 in cash and prizes to win. The Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce’s Tourism Committee is pleased to announce the...
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