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SD Man Pleads Guilty in Hunting Violation Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The part-owner of a South Dakota hunting operation has pleaded guilty to interfering with a federal officer who was investigating possible violations of wildlife laws. Forty-four-year-old James Steckley of Kimball faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine when he’s sentenced in January. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson...
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Relief for Ranchers Week

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) Today starts the DQ Relief for Ranchers.  Between November 4th and 10th at all South Dakota Dairy Queen locations, $1 for every burger sold goes to DQ Relief for Ranchers fund.  We spoke with Lonnie Heier, owner of the Eagle Butte and Martin stores, and here is what he told...
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SD Library Expands Access to Electronic Resources

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Library is making available more electronic books and two electronic resources dealing with language courses and auto repair. Mango Languages offers courses in more than 60 languages, starting with basic courses and progressing to more in-depth skills. ChiltonLibrary puts car and truck manuals online with monthly...
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Backers of SD Insurance Measure Deliver Petitions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Supporters of a South Dakota ballot measure that would prohibit insurance companies from restricting their customers’ choice of out-of-network health care providers have filed petition signatures seeking a public vote on the measure. KOTA-TV reports that backers of the proposal delivered 29,000 petition signatures to be checked by the secretary...
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AG Jackley Says SD Working on Crime Victim Notification System

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has created an advisory group to develop a more effective and efficient system for notifying crime victims of any change in the status of those who have hurt them. The 20-member task force has been meeting since June to develop an online program...
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More Than 1,500 Attend Indian Education Convention

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – More than 1,500 people from around the nation attended the annual National Indian Education convention and trade show in Rapid City. KNBN-TV reports that one of the association’s main goals is to promote greater freedom and educational standards in Native American classrooms. Suzanne Whitelance, a co-chair of the local...
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River Otter Habitat Studied in South-Central SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Game, Fish and Parks Department is conducting an experiment to evaluate river otter habitat in south-central South Dakota by releasing a few otters in the area. The river otter is listed by the state as a threatened species. Wildlife officials have evaluated habitat and searched for evidence of...
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SD Lottery Results from November 2, 2013

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – These South Dakota lotteries were drawn Saturday: Dakota Cash 01-03-05-18-28 Estimated jackpot: $40,000 Hot Lotto 17-30-31-33-39, Hot Ball: 4 Estimated jackpot: $1.25 million Mega Millions Estimated jackpot: $99 million Powerball 13-23-24-27-40, Powerball: 17 Estimated jackpot: $60 million Wild Card 03-07-12-20-22, Wild Card: AC Estimated jackpot: $415,000
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APNewsBreak: SD Cancels Contract with EB-5 Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development has terminated its contract with a regional center that handles a U.S. immigration foreign investment program. Documents obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday show the state office ended its agreement with the South Dakota Regional Center in September. Construction of...
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Fool Soldiers Play to Be Performed

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) Practices are currently underway for a new play commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Fool Soldiers Rescue. The Friends of Scherr Howe, a non-profit group focused on restoring the ten Oscar Howe murals in the historic Mobridge Auditorium, is hosting the play on Sat., Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and...
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