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Chamberlain PD Asking for Assistance in Solving Recent Burglaries

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – (DRG News) The Chamberlain Police Department is asking for the public’s help in solving a string of burglaries which have occurred this month.  Chief Joe Hutmacher says A & R Towing was broken into around January 15.  He says one or more individuals used force to enter the structure and a...
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Pierre’s Commission and Mayor to Hold Annual Strategic Planning Session Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Next week will bring the annual strategic planning session for Pierre’s Mayor and City Commission.  Mayor Laurie Gill will convene the commission Monday afternoon for the meeting.  The community is in the midst of major economic development and expansion with projects in northeast Pierre to include a Menards store,...
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Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Clears Significant Hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) – The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada has cleared a significant hurdle after the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction. The department’s report was released Friday. It says Canadian tar sands are likely to be developed regardless of U.S. action on the pipeline and other options...
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SD Committee: ‘Squaw’ is Offensive, ‘Negro’ Isn’t

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative committee has approved a bill allowing use of the word “Negro” in South Dakota place names but makes it clear that the word “squaw” should be removed from all locations. The Legislature previously had passed laws requiring the renaming of any geographic features that include either term. A...
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