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Three Years After it Started, the Trail of Governors Project Continues to Grow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A project which started in 2011 with the idea to create statues of former South Dakota Governors for placement throughout central Pierre is going strong. The Trail of Governors project began as an informal idea according to Trail of Governors Foundation president Rick Jensen, and since, has gone on...
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Lee Leuning speaking November 1, 2014 at Trail of Governors statue unveiling

Two Trail of Governors Statue Sculptors Talk About Their Roles in the Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two of the sculptors behind the three statues of South Dakota Governors shown to the public for the first time Saturday both say the Trail of Governors project is a special one. Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby created the statue of South Dakota’s 7th Governor Robert Vessey and James...
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Linda Mickelson Graham's Inaugural Gown at State Capitol November 2014

Rededication Held Saturday for Newly Updated First Ladies Inaugural Gown Exhibit

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Three former First Ladies and South Dakota’s current First Lady Linda Daugaard were present Saturday morning for the re-dedication of the newly refurbished First Ladies Inaugural Gown exhibit on the first floor of the State Capitol. The display was originally called the First Lady Doll Collection and was initially...
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Alabama Man Found Guilty of Impersonating FBI Agent

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A federal jury in South Dakota has found an Alabama man guilty of various charges stemming from an incident in which he impersonated an FBI agent. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 38-year-old Michael Thetford, of Alabaster, Alabama, has been found guilty of felon in possession of a firearm, impersonating a...
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