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Chip Sealing Continues in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Street Department is continuing work it started yesterday to conduct this year’s chip seal project on various roads around the community.  Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says this morning’s rains backed up plans for today a bit, but they still plan to complete work on Humboldt Street...
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SD Looks to Coordinated Care to Cut Medical Costs

UNDATED (AP) – South Dakota’s Medicaid program is launching a new effort to trim spending by coordinating the care of chronically ill people in the state.  Medicaid is the federal program that pays the medical costs for poor people. A team known as a “Health Home” typically will be led by a primary care...
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Dakotas Tribal Member to Speak at DC Ceremony

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A college student from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation is getting a chance to speak at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The Bismarck Tribune reports that 23-year-old University of Mary senior Alayna Eagle Shield will speak...
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Suspect in Pedestrian Deaths of Pierre Man and NY Woman Pleads Not Guilty

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man accused of driving drunk and killing two federal wildlife researchers has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide charges. Twenty-nine-year-old Ronald Fischer Jr., of Lake Andes, was allegedly driving drunk on July 8 in the Pickstown area when he failed to stop at a stop sign....
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