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Many SD Projects Used EB-5 Visa Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The bankrupt Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen wasn’t the only big South Dakota project funded by a controversial visa program. The Argus Leader reports that more than a dozen other projects in the state were funded entirely or in part by wealthy foreigners investing $500,000 each in exchange...
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SD Group Seeks Turkeys for Low-Income People

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Feeding South Dakota hunger relief organization is seeking donations to provide Thanksgiving turkeys to people who are struggling to buy food. Kerri DeGraff of Feeding South Dakota tells KELO-TV the nonprofit organization is bracing for an unprecedented number of families asking for help this holiday season. He says...
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Blizzard Scam

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Attorney General Marty Jackley says people should remain cautious of scams that seek to exploit victims of the early October blizzard in western South Dakota. Jackley says his office continues to receive complaints about fraudulent organizations that claim to seek donations to help blizzard victims. He says people should...
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November 9, 2013 Results from South Dakota Lottery

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – These South Dakota lotteries were drawn Saturday: Dakota Cash 07-24-26-29-33 Estimated jackpot: $50,000 Hot Lotto 02-04-18-36-42, Hot Ball: 17 Estimated jackpot: $1.35 million Mega Millions Estimated jackpot: $132 million Powerball 03-09-37-49-56, Powerball: 32 Estimated jackpot: $87 million Wild Card 01-06-13-15-32, Wild Card: AS Estimated jackpot: $455,000
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SD Wildlife Group Discusses Flooded Land Conflict

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission officials are looking for solutions in a dispute over public access on floodwaters atop private lands. So far they’ve been unsuccessful. Heavy snows and rains in the past decade have expanded the size of sloughs and lakes, especially in the northeastern corner of...
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President Signs SD Blizzard Disaster Declaration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration allowing 14 South Dakota counties and two American Indian reservations to get federal financial help to recover from the early October blizzard. Preliminary estimates showed nearly $38 million in damages to public and private nonprofit property. Costs included...
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Police Chief Wants SD Ban on Distracted Driving

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender says he wants the South Dakota Legislature to pass a state law banning all kinds of distracted driving, including texting while behind the wheel. The Legislature this year passed a law prohibiting drivers younger than 16 from using cell phones while driving, but...
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Pierre Mayor Says Bids Being Sought for Future Infrastructure Work on Upper Pierre Street

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s City Commissioners gave the okay Tuesday to request bids to reconstruct infrastructure for upper Pierre Street.  Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the upper Pierre Street project has been in the works for a few years.  The project on the street segment between Capitol Avenue and Pleasant Drive was...
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Meeting Tuesday for Pierre/Fort Pierre Citizens to Weigh in on Future New Missouri River Bridge

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A meeting will be held in Pierre next week as the lengthy planning process begins-leading up to the eventual construction of a new bridge between Pierre and Fort Pierre.  The current 16,059 foot long bridge was built in 1962.  It was designed for an approximate 50-year service life and...
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Pierre Woman Sentenced in Federal Court for Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman was sentenced last week in federal court for Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization.  40-year-old Ravae Bowman was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange to three years’ probation with six months of home confinement, $5,183.07 in restitution and a $100 special assessment to the Federal...
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