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Indian Group Complains Costs in Voting Rights Suit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An American Indian group is upset that two South Dakota counties named in a voting rights lawsuit are seeking court costs against 25 Oglala Sioux members. The lawsuit accused Shannon County of violating voting rights by failing to provide early balloting and an early registration satellite office. Fall River...
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Thank You to Kennebec for Hosting Wednesday’s KGFX Hometown Tour Broadcast

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX held our most recent Hometown Tour this past Wednesday in Kennebec. It was our first visit to the community in the seven year history of the Hometown Tour broadcasts. We had a great visit and want to thank Kennebec Telephone for their generosity in providing a location for...
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Cheyenne River Payday Loan Company Lays Off Most Workers

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) – A high-interest personal loan company on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation is laying off most of its workers. KELO-TV reports Western Sky Financial let go nearly all of its employees in Timber Lake Thursday and told workers in Eagle Butte Friday that it will close that location by Sept....
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PSD Superintendent Reacts to 2013 ACT Results for District

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s School Superintendent says he is quite proud of the scores Pierre students logged when taking the ACT college readiness assessment.  145 Pierre students took the test, which assesses students in reading, English, math and science.   On a scale of 1 to 36, Pierre’s composite average score for 2013...
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New Stanley County Superintendent Comments on Start of 2013-2014 School Year

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The new school year is off to a good start in Stanley County.  The first day of the 2013-2014 school year was Wednesday.  Dan Martin, who is beginning his first year as Superintendent for the Stanley County School District says things have gone well these past few days...
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Pierre’s Historic Hyde Building Continues Seeing Improvements as Owners Look to Future

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Changes continue at Pierre’s historic Hyde Building-at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Pierre Street.  The building, owned by Fred and Sherry Thurston, had its third floor restored a few years ago and the space is occupied by the Federal Public Defender’s Office.   The Thurston’s have continued working to...
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AG Jackley and State’s Chief Justice Say South Dakota Scammers Are Posing as Court Employees

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state chief justice of the state Supreme Court and the attorney general are warning South Dakotans about a scam operating in the state. It involves callers identifying themselves as court employees seeking to collect payment in order for someone to avoid immediate legal action. The caller will ask for...
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Old SD Governor’s Mansion Sale Short of Minimum

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A house that served 16 South Dakota governors couldn’t draw even the minimum asking price at auction. The Rapid City Journal reports bidding for the old mansion started at $600,000 Thursday in Rapid City. It fell to $375,000 before a man flashed the winning bid for $410,000. That’s not...
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USDA Report Shows SD Remains Agricultural Powerhouse

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers rank in the top 10 in the nation in the production of more than 15 crops. A recent report from the federal Agriculture Department shows that South Dakota is tops in the production of bison, and second in the production of honey, flaxseed, proso millet and...
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New Wellness Center Part of Rosebud Diabetes Plan

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – Tribal members on South Dakota’s Rosebud Indian Reservation will soon have access to a modern workout facility and other resources to help prevent and treat diabetes. The wellness center under construction in Rosebud is part of a $5 million investment from the world’s largest manufacturer of insulin, Denmark-based Novo Nordisk...
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