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Reluctant Advocate Stands up to Child Sexual Abuse

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former TV reporter Jolene Loetscher used to tell other people’s stories. Now as an advocate for childhood sexual abuse she’s telling her story. Loetscher was assaulted as a teenager. To help others, she has started a camp for abused kids and lobbied in support of legislation to remove the statute...
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Missouri River Flood Suit Meeting to be Held in SD

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A public information meeting has been scheduled in central South Dakota to discuss a potential lawsuit stemming from the Missouri River flood in 2011. The gathering is scheduled for Friday in Fort Pierre. Representatives from the Polsinelli Law Firm based in Kansas City, Mo., will attend the event. The...
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Tribe Hosts Conference in SD to Oppose Keystone XL

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Tribal members in eastern South Dakota have gathered to come up with a plan to oppose the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The members met last week in Rapid City to hear from Vic Camp. He is a grassroots organizer with the group Owe Aku and has been working with...
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Mount Rushmore Mascots to Appear on ‘Today’ Show

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Mount Rushmore mascots are scheduled to appear on NBC’s “Today” show. The mascots will make their appearance during the fourth hour of today’s show in honor of President’s Day. South Dakota Department of Tourism officials say the show’s hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb will try...
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