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Governor Daugaard Appoints SD Panel to Boost Employment of Disabled People

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a task force to study ways of increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The state Human Services Department will lead the task force, which will include business representatives, state officials and people with disabilities. Daugaard says everyone should have a chance to...
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Pierre Man Pleads Guilty to Third Degree Burglary for Break-In at Hop Scotch Night Club

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man entered into a plea agreement and pleaded guilty Tuesday to the burglary of a Fort Pierre bar.  36-year-old Cody Cruse appeared in a Fort Pierre courtroom yesterday.   Authorities arrested Cruse in April after they were told that the Hop Scotch Night Club had been entered...
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City and Challengers React to Results of Tuesday’s Special Election in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Voters in Tuesday’s Fort Pierre special election gave their approval to ordinance changes made by the Fort Pierre City Council that impact a proposed riverside development.  396 voters said they agreed that the amendments to the ordinances that were made in May by the council should be approved...
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Official Says State Park Revenue Up from Last Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Parks and Recreation Director Doug Hofer says total state park revenue through the end of June was up nearly 5 percent from the same period a year ago. Hofer says the number of park entrance licenses sold has dropped slightly from a year ago, probably because of the...
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Fort Pierre Special Election Unofficial Results Tallied

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Results are in for today’s election in Fort Pierre. Voters affirmed a May decision by the city council dealing with a portion of the Riverwalk Landing project. Yes votes totaled 396 and 269 citizens voted no. 665 of the city’s 1,598 registered voters cast ballots today which city...
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SD Tribes Focus on Creating Own Foster Care System

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Tribal members from South Dakota gathered Monday in Rapid City to discuss how they could form their own tribal-run foster care system. The Rapid City Journal reports that foster care among Native American children was the main topic of morning conversation during the first day of a three-day meeting...
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SD State Senator Larry Rhoden Will Run for US Senate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — State Sen. Larry Rhoden says he’ll challenge former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. The 54-year-old Rhoden is a rancher and custom welder from Union Center in western South Dakota. He says he decided to run because something must be done to cut federal...
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SD Fines Nebraska-Based Insurance Company

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s Division of Insurance has levied a $325,000 fine against a Nebraska-based company for violating South Dakota laws and regulations. Insurance Division officials say it is the largest such fine in South Dakota history. It comes after three-year investigation of Omaha-based Ability Insurance Co. Officials say negotiating an agreement...
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Voters in Fort Pierre Offering Their Opinion on Portion of Riverwalk Landing Project

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Voters in Fort Pierre are headed to vote today, as the future of a proposed riverfront development is being considered by city residents.  Fort Pierre voters are weighing in on the city council’s decision to add boats to rules that allow vehicle sales, service or storage.  Polls are...
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Highway Patrol Says Pierre Man Killed in Vehicle-Pedestrian Fatal Crash Near Pickstown Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was among two people who were killed in a pedestrian-vehicle crash in Charles Mix County yesterday.  The Department of Public Safety says the incident was reported last night about 8:45 p.m. near U.S. Highway 18 and SD Highway 46 near Pickstown.  Authorities say that 28-year-old Ronald...
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