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SD Files Brief in US Supreme Court Case on Guns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota has joined with 26 other states in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case involving the sale of guns. Jackley says South Dakota allows private gun sales between law abiding citizens. He says the brief opposes the federal government’s attempt...
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Capital Area United Way Announces Changes to Annual Dancing with Stars Competition

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital Area United Way has announced that some major changes are coming to one of its annual events.  Executive Director Gloria Hanson says for the first time ever, a popular vote will determine the winner of the 2014 Capital Area United Way’s “Dancing with the Stars” competition.  Hanson...
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Grassland Coalition’s Annual Winter Road Show to Visit Four SD Cities Next Week

UNDATED – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Grassland Coalition will hold its annual Winter Road Show next week at four different locations.  Guest presenters at the meetings will be Jerry Doan and Gene Goven-both North Dakota producers-who will share their experiences with grassland management and value added agriculture.  The series of meetings start in Bison...
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AAA South Dakota Says State and National Gas Prices Trending Lower

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s price average for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline continues to trend lower-mirroring national trends.  Tuesday’s statewide average-$3.12-is .32 cents lower than the two month high of $3.44 recorded on October 10.   The average gasoline price at this time last year in South Dakota was $3.31.  AAA...
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SD Health Care Sign-Ups Pick Up in November

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Federal officials report that only 372 South Dakota residents successfully signed up for a health insurance plan through a federally run marketplace during its first two months of operation. The report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that South Dakota had the second-fewest signups through Nov....
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New Obama Adviser Will Not Work on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says a new senior adviser to President Barack Obama will recuse himself from deliberations on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. John Podesta, a former chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, has spoken out against the pipeline. Podesta founded the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank,...
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SD AG Won’t Open Benda Investigation File

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says he will not allow members of the media to review investigative records into the death of a former state economic development director because a family member has not given written permission. Richard Benda was found dead on Oct. 22 in a grove...
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Cub Scouts of Trinity Lutheran Pack 65 were Recognized

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) Cub Scouts of Trinity Lutheran Pack 65 were recognized for Outstanding Popcorn Sales at last night’s pack meeting. The monthly meeting on December 10th, hosted by The South Dakota National Guard, featured Cubmaster Candida Goehring recognizing Mobridge Webelos Scout Deklan Finkbeiner, son of Kristal and Mike Finkbeiner, as the...
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SD Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show Underway in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre is the location for the 65th annual South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Tradeshow today and tomorrow.  The gathering gives members a chance to take in a variety of educational and networking opportunities and help set SDCA’s policy priorities for next year.  The convention kicked off Tuesday evening...
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SD DOT Releases Traveler App for iPhones

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Transportation Department has released a traveler information app for smart phones using the iPhone operating system. An app for Android phones was released earlier this year. State Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist says the South Dakota 511 mobile application is another way to help people travel safely. The...
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