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South Dakota’s New Tribal Relations Secretary Comments on the Job

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) October 28 was the first day on the job for South Dakota’s new tribal relations secretary.  Steve Emery was named to replace former secretary J.R. LaPlante who resigned from the position in April to take a job as an assistant U.S. attorney in Sioux Falls.  Emery says he was...
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Two South Dakota Cabinet Secretaries to Retire

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota cabinet secretaries will retire over the next two months. Secretary of Health Doneen Hollingsworth and Secretary of Game, Fish and Parks Jeff Vonk have announced their scheduled departures from the cabinet of Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Hollingsworth plans to leave her position Dec. 12. She’s led the Department...
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SD Parole Completion Rates Jump Significantly

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say the state’s prison population has remained flat this year and more offenders are completing their parole thanks to landmark public safety reforms passed in 2013. A public safety council tasked with examining the effects of the Public Safety Improvement Act released its findings Tuesday. It shows...
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November 12 Press Briefing on November 11, 2014 Fire

Crews Putting Out Hot Spots at Capitol Inn-Authorities Talk About Fire at Press Briefing

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s expected that firefighters will spend most of today at the Capitol Inn and Suites in Pierre, where a fire that broke out late yesterday afternoon destroyed much of the structure. The fire was reported in one of the rooms at the facility about 4:00 p.m. Tuesday. Pierre firefighters...
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