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SD Fugitive Wanted Since 1997 Arrested in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) – The U.S. Marshals Service says a man convicted in South Dakota of firearms charges and on the run for more than 15 years has been arrested in Arizona. The service says members of a task force arrested Steve Charles Durant without incident Tuesday in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa. He was...
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Winter Wheat Coverage Deadline Approaching in SD

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The deadline to purchase or change winter wheat coverage in South Dakota is Sept. 30. SDSU Extension Risk and Business Management Specialist Matthew Diersen says more than 90 percent of South Dakota’s wheat acres were covered by revenue protection during the 2013 crop year. Diersen says the main choice for...
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Man Gets 10 Years for Stomping on Another’s Head

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A McLaughlin man was sentenced to just over 10 years in federal prison for stomping a man on the head and face with his feet. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 21-year-old Ross Dean Farrell earlier pleaded guilty to assault with intent to commit murder. Prosecutors say that last October...
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SD Secretary of State Won’t Seek Second Term

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says he won’t seek a second term in office. Gant says he’s looking forward to returning to the private sector at the end of his term, which runs through the end of 2014. Gant says he has accomplished his goals, including creating an...
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Displays in Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Set Up as Part of Today’s Patriot Day

UNDATED – (DRG News) As it does at various times throughout the year, the Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club is displaying the United States and South Dakota flags across the Missouri River Bridge in observance of today’s Patriot Day.   Today is a day of remembrance to honor those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks...
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Thune Discusses Syrian Issue-Has Had Lots of Input from Constituents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) Senator John Thune says he’s been hearing the opinions of South Dakotans, both via phone calls to his office and in recent stops around South Dakota-regarding what the nation should do about chemical attacks on Syrian citizens that are said to have been linked to Syrian President Bashar Assad....
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Hughes-Stanley County Republicans to Meet Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The monthly noon luncheon meeting for the Hughes-Stanley County Republicans will be held tomorrow in Pierre.  Tad Perry, Stanley County Chair of the group, says Bob Sutton will be the featured speaker at the meeting, which will be held during the noon hour at Jakes Restaurant.  During the meeting,...
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Authorities Conduct Check for Drugs in Vehicles in Riggs Parking Lot Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local authorities spent some time Tuesday morning at the parking lot at Riggs High School as part of a check for the presence of drugs.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers from the Pierre Police Department, South Dakota Highway Patrol and Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Task Force...
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Portions of Dakota Avenue to See Road and Infrastructure Work in Coming Weeks

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre has started construction on a Sanitary Sewer Replacement project on a portion of Dakota Avenue.  Lynn Patton, Construction and Operations Manager for the City of Pierre says the work involves a half block of sewer at Robert Street-east to the alley.  Patton says because of...
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Governor Says His Office to be Represented as Discussion on Corps’ Plans to Sell Surplus Water to be Held at October Meeting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Western States Water Council will hold a meeting in South Dakota next month and will include the discussion of the Corps of Engineers proposed rule change for managing and selling what it deems as “surplus water” on its agenda.  The organization’s Fall Council meeting will take place October...
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