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Number of Deer Hunting Licenses Could be Reduced

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The number of deer hunting licenses available in South Dakota for the upcoming season could be significantly reduced. Tony Leif is the wildlife director of the state’s Game, Fish and Parks. Leif says times are changing when it comes to deer management. KBRK-AM in Brookings reports that the state for...
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SD Tribal Relations Secretary Resigning to Take Job with U.S. Attorney’s Office

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Secretary of South Dakota’s Department of Tribal Relations is resigning from the office this summer. Governor Dennis Daugaard made the announcement yesterday-thanking Leroy “J.R.” LaPlante for his service. LaPlante has accepted a position as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Sioux Falls. He has been the Tribal Relations Secretary...
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Some SD GOP Support Prenatal Help for Pregnant Immigrants

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Some Republicans in conservative South Dakota are putting the contentious politics of immigration reform aside and backing a measure to provide prenatal care to women living in the state illegally whose children will become citizens of the United States. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, a Republican who’s up for re-election this...
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Myers, Hubbel Criticize Alleged Corruption in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two opposing South Dakota gubernatorial candidates say they want to clean alleged corruption statewide and limit the federal government’s power over the state. Former state Rep. Lora Hubbel and former University of South Dakota law professor Mike Myers called a joint news conference Wednesday. KDLT-TV reports the candidates said...
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SD Capital City Students Planting Trees

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s capital city is getting more of the Black Hills in its urban forest. The Pierre Capital Journal reports that every second-grader in town will be given a Black Hills spruce tree to plant. The effort is being headed by the state Agriculture Department and the Izaak Walton League,...
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Pierre Man Injured In Two Vehicle Accident Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A collision between a pickup and semi this afternoon resulted in one man being taken to the hospital.  South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper John Peary says the accident was reported about 4:00 p.m. today and occurred at the intersection of Highway 14 and 293rd Avenue east of Pierre.  Peary...
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LaPlante Takes New Job as Assistant US Attorney

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state’s Secretary of Tribal Relations J.R. LaPlante has taken a new job as an assistant U.S. attorney in Sioux Falls. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Wednesday announced LaPlante’s resignation from the state office-effective August 1. LaPlante became the state’s first secretary of tribal relations in 2011. He is...
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Boys and Girls Club Members Enjoy Earth Day Themed Activities Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill addressed youngsters at the Boys and Girls Club Tuesday for this year’s Earth Day celebration. The mayor talked about the origins of Earth Day in 1970, among other topics. Throughout the year, the City of Pierre conducts a Go Green and Clean Campaign, and the...
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Volunteers Worked Tuesday Around Pierre to Pick Up Garbage on Earth Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) There was a flurry of activity in the Pierre area yesterday as part of National Earth Day. In the past few years, the week around Earth Day has brought organized cleanups linked to Pierre’s Go Green and Clean campaign. Several volunteers offer to help with trash pickup work at...
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CCST Inauguration for New Chairperson and Tribal Council Members is May 6

FORT THOMPSON, S.D. – (DRG News) The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe will have a new Chairperson early next month following the recent general election for tribal leaders. Inauguration has been set for May 6-and the tribe will see a familiar face in at tribal headquarters-as former Chairperson Roxanne Sazue defeated current Chairman Brandon Sazue...
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