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Hughes County Sheriff Voted to Spearhead National Association

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The attorney general of South Dakota, Marty Jackley, says he thinks the state will get a stronger voice in law enforcement issues now that the sheriff of Hughes County has been elected president of the National Sheriffs’ Association. Sheriff Mike Leidholt is 38-year law enforcement veteran who had previously served...
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SD Gets Grant to Train Dislocated Workers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation has received a $418,000 federal grant to help train long-term dislocated workers for high-demand occupations. State Labor Secretary Pam Roberts says the department refers people to training that will lead to jobs that pay well. Long-term dislocated workers are defined as those...
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Mayor Gill Talks About Monday Meeting Regarding Future of Pawn Street

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) City leaders plan to make a decision shortly on what to do about southeast Pierre’s Pawn Street. The roadway hasn’t been opened to the public in the past few years; since the 2011 flood damaged the nearby softball fields. Pawn Street is an east/west road which runs just north...
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Barb Hespen Named VP of Patient Care at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Martin native has been named the Vice President of Patient Care at Avera St. Mary’s in Pierre. Barb Hespen will assume her new role at the facility on August 12. As VP of Patient Care, Hespen’s responsibilities will include designing and implementing the delivery of patient care. Hespen...
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Crow Creek Tribal Schools to Hold K-12 Pre-Registration Enrollment Bash Tomorrow

STEPHAN, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow brings the third annual Crow Creek Tribal Schools’ K-12 Pre-Registration Enrollment Bash.  The four hour event for Crow Creek students will be held Wednesday afternoon in Fort Thompson.  Crow Creek Tribal School Superintendent Silas Blaine says there will be a presentation by Pine Ridge’s B.E.A.R. project and Jude...
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American Island Days Coming to Chamberlain/Oacoma Next Month

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – (DRG News) The third weekend in August will bring what organizers hope will become an annual event for the Chamberlain/Oacoma area-“American Island Days”.  During a three day period, organizers have planned several activities, ranging from a car show to pontoon races, raft races, a triathalon and more.  Donna Buche, who is...
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Three SD Tribes Seek State Help for Voting Stations

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Three American Indian tribes in South Dakota and a voting-rights group are asking state election officials for help in setting up satellite voter-registration and absentee-voting offices for tribal members who live far from county courthouses. The Rapid City Journal reports that the tribes are asking the state to use...
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Late Spring Could Be Bad News for SD Goose Hunters

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A late spring could lead to some frustrated goose hunters in South Dakota next month. The state is holding a special hunt for the fourth straight year to reduce the resident population of Canada geese, which damage crops. But there might be fewer birds than expected to shoot at this...
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SD Ag Department Helps Identify Development Sites

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Agriculture Department has started a program to help counties identify the best locations for agricultural development projects. The department will work with local governments and development officials on a site analysis program that will look at information on local zoning ordinances, permitting requirements and the availability of...
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USDA Says Corn Crop Showing Good Progress in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Federal officials say the corn crop is showing good progress in South Dakota, although more rain is needed to meet yield potential. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that corn silking was at 69 percent, behind last year’s 78 percent but ahead of the...
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