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Authorities: Robby Knievel Arrested on DUI Charge

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – The daredevil son of Evel Knievel has been arrested on a drunken driving charge in South Dakota. Meade County Chief Deputy Tom Wilts told the Rapid City Journal that Robbie Knievel drove his motorhome into a couple of parked vehicles at the Buffalo Chip Campground, a popular spot during the...
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Martin Man Sentenced on Sex Abuse Charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A 62-year-old Martin man has been sentenced to five years in prison for having a sex with a 15-year-old girl more than 50 times in Bennett County in 2010 and 2011. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says that Chief Judge Jeffrey Viken sentenced Edwin Johnson in federal court for sexual...
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SD Farm Families to be Recognized at State Fair

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Families who have owned their farms or ranches for 100 or 125 years will have the chance to be recognized during the South Dakota Fair on Aug. 29. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and the South Dakota Farm Bureau want to honor farm and ranch families who have continuously...
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SD Governor Asks Board to Look Into DM&E Obligations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking the federal Surface Transportation Board whether Canadian Pacific Railway has lived up to its obligations with its purchase of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad. Daugaard says rail infrastructure is critical to agriculture in South Dakota, and Canadian Pacific indicated recently that it...
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Pierre Woman Starting Drive to Help Watertown Residents Displaced by Fire

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman is working to put together an assortment of items that could help the victims of an apartment fire that occurred in Watertown.  The SunChase senior living apartments were destroyed in this week’s fire.  Sherry Shepley of Pierre says she has started a local drive to help...
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Attorney General Marty Jackley

SD AG Seeks Release of Mineral Leasing Funds

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined his counterparts in other western states in asking federal officials to release the states’ share of mineral leasing revenue from federal lands. Jackley says federal officials have stopped royalty payments to the states under the automatic budget cuts that started last spring....
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City of Pierre Re-Hires Finance Officer

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre announced this week that the former Pierre Finance Officer has been re-hired for the position.  Twila Hight left the municipal job for a time to work in the private sector.  A press release from the city says that Hight indicated her interest in returning to...
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Men Charged in January Thefts of Vehicles from Hughes and Stanley Counties Sentenced Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two men were sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to separate counts of Grand Theft in Hughes and Stanley counties. 20-year-old James Ross Cowman of Pierre was charged along with Robert Daniel Larson of Pierre earlier this year for a string of motor vehicle thefts in January in Pierre, Fort...
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SDHP Says Hamill Man Killed in Two Vehicle Crash North of Martin

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Hamill man died in a two vehicle crash near Martin yesterday afternoon.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says that 66-year-old Douglas Martin Ekberg was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram pickup westbound on 289th Street in Bennett County with two passengers in the vehicle.  Ekberg’s pickup struck the rear...
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Federal Judge Dismisses ND Housing Kickbacks Case

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed the case of a man accused of accepting kickbacks for housing contracts on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. A jury in North Dakota last month found Michael Addington not guilty of accepting a bribe by an agent of an organization receiving federal funds. The panel...
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