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Public Vote Set on Legalizing Booze on Pine Ridge

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Oglala Sioux Tribe Election Commission has scheduled a vote on legalizing alcohol on the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The special election is set for Tuesday, Aug. 13. The Tribal Council in June approved a public referendum on whether to legalize alcohol on the southern South Dakota reservation,...
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SD Raw Milk Supporters Oppose State Rules on Sale

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Raw milk producers and their customers have once again asked South Dakota officials to scrap rules they argue would impose too many restrictions on the production and sale of unpasteurized milk. At a hearing in Pierre, farmers who produce raw milk said the proposed rules would be too stringent. They...
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SD AG Seeks Authority From Congress Over Prostitution Websites

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and his counterparts in nearly every other state want Congress to amend a federal law to allow state prosecution of websites that advertise prostitution. Jackley and attorneys general have written a letter asking Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act of 1996. The...
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Minuteman Missile Site to Get New Visitor Center

INTERIOR, S.D. (AP) – The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is building a new visitor center. The new 7,300-square-foot center will house displays, a theater, retail space and the park’s administrative offices. Groundbreaking on the new center is scheduled to occur within the next month, and the grand opening is set for November 2014....
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SD Attorney General to be Chairman of Western AGs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has been selected to be chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General. The conference addresses legal topics and areas of common interest to western states. Those topics include water, fish and wildlife, public land, minerals, the environment and Indian law. Idaho Attorney General...
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Deadwood Casino Gambling Up in June

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – Gambling in Deadwood casinos was up in June compared with a year earlier. The South Dakota Gaming Commission reports that the amount wagered in June was nearly $95.6 million, down from about $101 million a month earlier but up from $94.3 million in June a year ago. Tom Nelson, executive...
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SD Beef Plant Official Says He is Still with Plant

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The president of the Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen says he is still working for the company. KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls reports that David Palmer said Thursday morning he had resigned, but later said he is still employed with the company. The station says Palmer would not say why...
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Wednesday’s Full Scale Exercise at Riggs Brings Several Agencies Together to Refine Emergency Response

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Representatives of some of the groups involved in a multiple agency drill yesterday say the event was a helpful test in preparing for large scale emergencies.  Several law enforcement agencies, Avera St. Mary’s Healthcare Center, AMR ambulance and the Pierre School District worked with other responding organizations in playing...
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Farm Rescue Taking Apps for Producers Needing Help with Harvesting This Year

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – (DRG News) The organization Farm Rescue is now taking applications to help producers who need assistance during the upcoming harvest season.  Farm Rescue will harvest up to 1,000 acres free of charge for those producers who have gone through a serious illness, injury or other disaster.  Danielle Abbas, Marketing Communications Coordinator...
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AAA South Dakota Says Gas Prices Rising Again

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) A travel organization says South Dakota’s statewide average gas price this week is higher than prices that were logged a week ago, a month ago and a year ago.  AAA South Dakota said that the average price logged on Tuesday was $3.70 a gallon.  That cost is five...
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