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Democrats Rally Base in Indian Country

MISSION, S.D. (AP) – A last push for Democratic candidates in South Dakota before Election Day includes at least two stops in a party stronghold: Indian Country. Rick Weiland and Susan Wismer, candidates for U.S. Senate and governor, campaigned Saturday at stops on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Indian reservations. Indian voters have been...
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St. Francis Men Sentenced for Murders on Rosebud

ST. FRANCIS, S.D. (AP) – Two St. Francis men who police say were responsible for a double homicide on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation last year have been sentenced. South Dakota’s U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 23-year-old BillyRay McCloskey has been sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment. He pleaded guilty to two counts of...
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Fire Along I-90 Sparked by Trailer Burns 235 Acres Near Reliance

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) Firefighters worked much of Friday afternoon and evening to put out a fire that started along Interstate 90 near Reliance when a trailer came uncoupled from the vehicle that was pulling it and the enclosed trailer went into the ditch.  Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger says the fire was...
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Pierre Educational Foundation Announces Fall 2014 Mini-Grant Program Recipients

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Educational Foundation has announced the Foundation’s Fall 2014 Mini-Grant Program recipients.  The program is set up to encourage teachers to focus beyond standard curriculum, raise the performance of students of all ages and offer solutions for educational challenges.  Recently, seven requested projects received a total of $3,558.58...
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