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SD Man Gets 41 Months in Prison in Assault Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A central South Dakota man convicted of two assault charges has been sentenced to 41 months in prison. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 22-year-old Santana Drapeau was also sentenced to two years of supervised release for his conviction on charges of domestic assault by a habitual offender and simple assault....
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Home Fires Top List of Red Cross Disaster Responses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Red Cross volunteers in South Dakota helped more people affected by home fires than all other disasters combined in 2014. The group provided food, blankets and other services to more than 620 people whose homes were affected by fires throughout the year. The organization also provided financial support to...
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Incoming GF&P Head Cleared in Ethics Complaint

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The incoming secretary of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks was cleared of ethics allegations in Alaska, though critics say it was due to a technicality. Gov. Dennis Daugaard last week announced that South Dakota native Kelly Hepler will replace Jeff Vonk, who is retiring in January...
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State and South Dakota EPSCoR Sponsoring IT Academy

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The state is partnering with South Dakota EPSCoR to sponsor an IT Academy this coming spring and summer to help fill a need for in-demand computer programming and Informational Technology professionals. Partnering institutions in the program include Capital University Center in Pierre. Governor Dennis Daugaard says the academy will...
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