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Gas Leak Reported After Small Line Cut in Fort Pierre Thursday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A gas leak in a small line along Creager Court in Fort Pierre resulted in a call to the Fort Pierre Fire Department Thursday. A contractor was digging yesterday afternoon when a one inch line was cut and gas began escaping from the line. The immediate area near the...
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SD Man Accused of Forgery, Escaping Jail Arrested

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man accused of forging a check, breaking into a post office and escaping from the county jail has been arrested. The Daily Republic reports that 18-year-old James Shortbear is back in custody. The newspaper reports records show that the Chamberlain man tried to cash a check originally...
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SD Federal Court Ranks Among Most Productive in US

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has been ranked second in the nation for the number of federal criminal jury trials handled by district judges in active status. The Administrative Office of the United State Courts recently released the productivity and trial statistics for fiscal year 2013. The statistics factor the work of...
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Panel Rejects Prenatal Care for Non Citizens and Other Budget Changes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A plan to provide prenatal care to pregnant women who are not U.S. citizens was rejected Thursday by the South Dakota Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee. A separate bill that sought to provide health care for low-income women who are in the country illegally or on visas was killed last week...
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