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Jackley, Others Support Veteran’s Memorial Cross

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined his counterparts in 18 other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the use of a cross to memorialize veterans does not violate the First Amendment. A veterans group has asked the Supreme Court to overrule an order to...
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SD Newspaper Association Honors Longtime AP Reporter

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Newspaper Association is honoring longtime Associated Press correspondent Chet Brokaw. He’s receiving the group’s Distinguished Service Award on Friday at its annual convention in Pierre. Brokaw has covered South Dakota government and other news events for the AP since 1981. He retired last month at the end...
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Mobridge City Council Held Special Meeting April 10

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Mobridge City Council held a special meeting on April 10 at 12:00 p.m. Members of the council were selected for the canvass of the April 8 election.  While the count was being verified by City Attorney Rick Cain, council moved on to other business. Council approved advertising for...
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11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL

WASHINGTON (AP) – Eleven Senate Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May. The senators say the five-year review of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline that would pass through South Dakota has been “exhaustive” and taken longer than reasonably justified. The letter sent Thursday says approval...
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South Dakota Perspective to be Aired Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday, join the Dakota News Network for the April broadcast of the monthly program “South Dakota Perspective”.   South Dakota Perspective starts at 2:05 p.m. and this month, the guest for the first portion of the program will be South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard.  Joining us about 2:30 p.m., we’ll...
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FPFD Called to Pickup Fire Wednesday Along Bad River Road

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department spent over an hour yesterday at the site of a vehicle fire along Bad River Road.  Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says crews were told that a pickup was on fire about 1:20 p.m. south of Wendte.  He says the truck was...
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Woman Arrested Tuesday Following Report of Theft at a Pierre Business

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman was arrested Tuesday after a theft was reported at a Pierre business Monday.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were contacted about the theft in the 200 block of North Euclid Avenue late Monday afternoon.  On Tuesday, they arrested 22-year-old Regina Maynard.  Blemaster alleges that...
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SD Lottery Commission Advances Gambling Study

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Lottery Commission has granted the state lottery unanimous approval to move forward on a study of problem gambling. South Dakota Lottery Executive Director Norman Lingle says he will now complete his request for proposals. Lingle says he wants to draw together state officials and lottery opponents to...
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Report: More Children in SD Have Insurance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A national report shows more children in South Dakota had health insurance in 2012 than in 2008. The share of uninsured children fell to 4.2 percent in 2012 from 9.2 percent in 2008. That translates to one in 24 children remaining uninsured. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report released...
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Senate Candidate Rhoden says He Can Build Coalitions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A longtime state legislative leader seeking the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Senate says the person sent to Washington to represent South Dakota should have integrity, conservative values and a backbone. But state Sen. Larry Rhoden says none of those values means much if that person doesn’t have...
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