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Former Candidate in Court for Election Law Charges

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An independent candidate for U.S. Senate in South Dakota who failed to make the November ballot has made an initial court appearance in Pierre. Thirty-three-year-old Clayton Walker was present at the Hughes County courthouse Monday for the initial reading of charges filed against him. He has been accused of perjury...
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Attorney Requests Ruling in SD Gay Marriage Case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The attorney representing the six same-sex couples challenging South Dakota’s gay marriage ban has asked a judge to bypass a trial and issue a ruling. Minneapolis-based attorney Joshua Newville filed the motion for summary judgment last week. In the same memorandum Newville included a response to the state’s motion...
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City Construction Projects to Result in Street Closures at Three Locations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Motorists in Pierre will encounter a few more construction projects today as street segments will be closed at three new locations.  Lynn Patton of the City of Pierre says drivers should try to avoid the construction locations if possible.  The three projects to be aware of will be located...
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Rapid City Man Killed in Saturday Crash on I-90 in Jones County

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Rapid City man died as the result of a two vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in Jones County.  The crash occured around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday about nine miles west of Murdo.   The South Dakota Highway Patrol says two Rapid City men, 24-year-old Charles Thesing and 22-year-old Quintez...
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Pierre Junior Shooters Win National Championship for 6th Time!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Junior Shooters won another championship over the weekend at the 49th annual Daisy National BB Gun Championships in Rogers, Arkansas.  The team has competed at the event for 11 years in a row and this was the team’s 6th championship.  Seven local youth-five team members and two...
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Rounds Lone Candidate Supporting EB-5 Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former Gov. Mike Rounds is the lone U.S. Senate candidate in support of the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program. The program encourages foreign investment in exchange for qualifications to secure permanent residency. South Dakota put its use of the program on hold after funding of a failed beef plant...
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More Native Americans Join SD Teach for America

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An organization that works in South Dakota to help ease teacher shortages and the achievement gap between white and native students is drawing more American Indian teachers. Teach for America initially served the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations and has expanded to include Standing Rock and Lower Brule. In 2004,...
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GF&P Commission to Finalize Several Seasons

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Residents can still comment on several outdoors issues ahead of this week’s meeting of the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission in Fort Pierre. The commission on Tuesday and Wednesday will finalize several hunting seasons, including fall turkey, antelope and early fall Canada goose. The commission will also...
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SD Department of Health Confirms More Than 50 Cases of Whooping Cough in 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Health says it has confirmed more than 50 cases of whooping cough statewide this year and the majority of those have been in Lawrence County. The Rapid City Journal reports that the state has so far confirmed 51 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough....
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Federal Help Sought for June Flooding and Tornado in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s three members of Congress have asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for three counties hit last month by a tornado and flooding. In a letter to the president, Rep. Kristi Noem and Sens. Tim Johnson and John Thune requested federal help for Jerauld, Lincoln, and...
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