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Report: SD Leads Nation in Juvenile Lockup Rate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A report by two organizations involved in juvenile justice reform says South Dakota has had the nation’s highest rate of juvenile incarceration. But the document issued Wednesday by the National Juvenile Justice Network and the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice says South Dakota is taking steps that...
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Candlelight Vigil to be Held Tonight for Pierre Teen Killed in December 18, 2012 Shooting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A candlelight vigil will be held this evening at a Pierre church, one-year after the death of a Pierre boy from gunshot wounds.  A memorial vigil will be held tonight for Dalton Williams, who received fatal injuries in a shooting December 18, 2012 at the home of another Pierre...
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Incident in Southeast Pierre Peacefully Resolved Tuesday Night

PIERRE, S.D. -(DRG News) The Pierre Police Department says no one was injured in an incident that was reported Tuesday evening in the 2000 block of East Sully Avenue.  Captain Dave Panzer says officials responded to a location in that neighborhood about 5:53 p.m. Tuesday and police, the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office and the...
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New Hope Cancer Foundation Receives Gift

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Santa visited the New Hope Cancer Foundation early this year.  Although there are many worthwhile causes in the area, Leroy and Esther Vogel of Mobridge, S.D. chose the New Hope Cancer Foundation to donate a $10,000.00 gift to.  In the words of Dick Lillestol, President of New Hope Cancer...
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State, Community Representatives to Promote South Dakota at SHOT Show

PIERRE, S.D. – (GOED) Twelve communities and an energy company will join the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) in promoting South Dakota at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 14-17, 2014. “The SHOT Show is an excellent opportunity for state and local officials to connect...
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ABC Asks Judge to Throw Out ‘Pink Slime’ Lawsuit

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) – A lawyer for ABC is asking a judge to throw out a defamation suit over its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef. Beef Products Inc. in South Dakota sued ABC and ABC News Inc. last year over the network’s reports about the product critics have...
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SD GOP Activist Must Pay $500 Over Subpoenas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Republican activist convicted of breaking state election law has been ordered to pay $500 to two people by a judge who ruled Daniel Willard was being vindictive when he tried to force them to testify. Willard was convicted in August of illegally sending political robo-calls before...
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SD Governor Urges People to Sign Up as Organ Donors

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakotans should consider registering as organ, eye and tissue donors. The governor says Christmas is a time for giving, and there is no greater gift than the gift of life through organ donation. Daugaard says a new law has established an online donor registry managed...
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Pierre PD Issues Statement on Incident in SE Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department has released a short statement on an occurrence reported in a southeast Pierre neighborhood this evening: At 5:53 PM we responded to the 2000 block of East Sully Ave. there was an incident that was peacefully resolved. The incident is over, and the public is in no danger....
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DCI Report Released for October Tasing Incident in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A report on an October tasing incident in Pierre has been released by the office of the Hughes County State’s Attorney and the Pierre Police Department.  An independent investigation  into an incident in early October involving a juvenile being tased by a Pierre Police Officer was conducted by the...
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