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Man Wanted for Crimes in Washington State Arrested in Pierre Over the Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man wanted for crimes in the state of Washington and for failing to register as a sex offender in Minnesota was taken into custody in Pierre over the weekend.  Paul Keyes, Supervisory Deputy for the U.S. Marshal’s Service in Pierre, says authorities were alerted that 24-year-old Marcus Jones...
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Events Planned This Week as Part of National Law Enforcement Memorial Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This week, May 12 to May 18, has been proclaimed by President Barack Obama as Peace Officer Memorial Week and Wednesday, May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day.  The President has asked Governors of all states to direct that flags fly at half-staff on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to...
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Educational Foundation Awards Spring Mini-Grants

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Educational Foundation has awarded its Spring 2013 mini-grants to a handful of Pierre teachers.  The mini-grant program was set up more than 15 years ago to encourage teachers to look beyond standard curriculum, raise the educational performance of students and offer answers to certain educational challenges.  The...
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SDSEO to Hold District 24 Legislator Forum May 21

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota State Employees Organization will host District 24’s three state lawmakers in a forum for SDSEO members and state government employees next week.  The gathering will be Tuesday, May 21 and will be at the Pierre Chamber of Commerce Community Room.  It will start at 6:30 p.m....
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Hefty Brothers to be Featured at Next Month’s Oahe Farm and Ranch Show

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 2013 Oahe Farm and Ranch Show is just over a month away and organizers recently announced that South Dakota farmers and hosts of the TV program Ag PhD, Brian and Darren Hefty, will be two of the featured speakers.  The show is scheduled for June 25 & 26...
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Commission Candidates to Speak at Meeting for Hughes and Stanley County Democrats

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes and Stanley County Democrats will meet today in Pierre.  The group will gather at the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall at 323 North Madison-starting at 7:00 p.m.  The evening will include comments from the two candidates in the June 4th election for Pierre City Commission.  Current commissioner...
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Herseth Sandlin Rules Out Run for SD Senate Seat

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakota U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin says she will not seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson. Herseth Sandlin announced her decision on her Facebook page Monday morning and confirmed it to The Associated Press. She says she wants to focus on her...
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‘Survivor’ Survivor Talks Faith, Family, Friends

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota woman says she learned about faith, family, friends and an inner strength and passion that she never knew existed while competing on the 2010 season of the CBS reality series “Survivor.” Holly Hoffman told an audience of about 250 in Yankton recently that it took her to...
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SD Seeking Applications for Clean Water Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources is accepting applications for grants to support projects aimed at improving water quality. Officials say they expect about $2 million will be available for South Dakota projects. Conservation districts, water development districts, counties, cities, universities and American Indian tribes can apply...
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North American Bison Museum Opens in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A museum chronicling the history of the North American bison is now open in South Dakota. The Museum of the American Bison in downtown Rapid City held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month. The nonprofit museum features interactive and informative exhibits that teach the importance of...
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