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South Dakota’s Poverty Rate Below National Average

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – New Census figures show that South Dakota’s poverty rate is below the national average. About 12.8 percent of the state’s residents were below the poverty line in 2012, which is the 32nd-highest rate among states and lower than the national average of 15 percent. About 17 percent of the...
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Area Schools Homecoming Schedules Listed

UNDATED – (DRG News) It’s the time of the year that many schools are celebrating Homecoming or making plans for upcoming Homecoming activities. Royalty candidates were announced earlier this month at Riggs High School for Homecoming Week, which will be September 23-27. The candidates are nominated by their classmates from the Class of 2014....
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Pierre Area Water Park Committee to Meet Thursday to Discuss Survey Results

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A group that organized to discuss what to do about aging outdoor pools in Pierre and Fort Pierre will meet this week to talk about a recent online survey it conducted.  The Pierre Area Water Park Committee placed door hangars around Pierre and Fort Pierre to remind citizens that...
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Eagle Butte Man Pleads Guilty to Third Degree Burglary

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man has pleaded guilty to Third Degree Burglary in federal court.  31-year-old Brian One Feather appeared in court last week before U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange and entered the plea to the indictment.  One Feather was charged following a June 2012 break-in that was reported at...
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Local Law Enforcement Agencies Conduct Alcohol Compliance Check September 15

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department was joined by two other local law agencies in conducting an alcohol compliance check on Sunday. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says 11 businesses were checked in Pierre, three in Fort Pierre and four in Hughes County to insure they are not selling alcohol to...
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Pierre PD Investigating Vandalism at Two Pierre Businesses

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is investigating two incidents from the weekend in which two businesses reported damage-believed caused by a b-b gun.  Pierre Police Captain Dave Panzer says officers were called to Karl’s TV, Audio and Appliance at 400 West Sioux Avenue late Friday where windows at the front...
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Gant Task Force Could Address SD Voting Sites

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says he’s forming a task force to address whether federal Help America Vote Act funds can be used to open satellite voting offices on three American Indian reservations. But the executive director of Native American voting rights group Four Directions Inc. is...
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SD Governor Requests Flags be Flown at Half-Staff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking that all flags in South Dakota be flown at half-staff through sunset Friday in honor of the victims of a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in the nation’s capital. The request is in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Barack Obama. Authorities...
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Eagle Butte Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Involuntary Manslaughter.  28-year-old Debra Charging Cloud was indicted on May 15-according to United States Attorney Brendan Johnson.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno last Thursday and pleaded not guilty.  The charges are the result...
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SD State Employees Blood Drive Moved from Visitor Center to Lutheran Memorial Church

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A blood drive for South Dakota State Employees will be held in Pierre today.  Organizers say that all available slots have been filled for the blood drive but are advising those that signed up that the event has been moved to a different location.  Abbie Titze, Donor Recruiter for...
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