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Panel Seeking Suggestions for Offensive Names

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is asking for input to come up with new names for some Black Hills sites that contain the word “negro.” The names are considered offensive, and guidelines established by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names require that a new name be solicited. The...
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Midland Church Organizing Event Saturday to Pray for More Precipitation

MIDLAND, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota has received some welcome moisture with the recent snow storm that moved across the state, which might start to ease concerns of some of the state’s producers.  More precipitation is still needed, however; as the state deals with drought conditions going into the growing year.  One Midland...
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Are You Wearing Purple? OMK Reminds South Dakotans of Purple Up for Military Kids Day Today

RAPID CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) Today is being noted as Purple Up For Military Kids Day in South Dakota, in which people are wearing the color as a way to show their support and to give thanks to all military children for their strength and sacrifices.  The day is being coordinated through the...
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SDNG’s 200th Engineering Company to Hold Event Sunday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota National Guard’s 200th Engineer Company will hold an open house and community appreciation event this weekend in Pierre.  On Sunday from noon to two o’clock, there will be a bridging display near the Legion Cabin along the river and also, the National Guard Armory will be...
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USDA Official Meets with SD Tribal Leaders and Economic Development Officials

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) A series of meetings was held this week during a South Dakota conference between the USDA Rural Development, tribal leaders and economic development officials from across the state.  The meetings focused on ways that the U.S. Department of Agriculture can help the leaders and officials strengthen local economies and...
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SD Urges Water Conservation in Missouri River

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials are urging the US Army Corps of Engineers to conserve water in Missouri River reservoirs as dry conditions limit water flows into the system. State officials planned to submit a letter at a meeting in Pierre that was canceled due to bad weather Wednesday. The letter recommending...
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South Dakota Governor’s Office Seeks Interns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is inviting people to apply for fall 2013 governor’s office internships in Pierre. The paid positions run from early September through December. Interns get to learn about state government and prepare legislation to be introduced in the next session. Interns’ duties depend on interests and strengths. Typical...
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U.S. Attorney’s Office Says Former SD Teacher Sentenced for Sexual Abuse

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Rosebud man convicted of sexually abusing a child he helped teach at the town’s elementary school is heading to federal prison. Sixty-five-year-old Benjamin Murphy was sentenced this week to three years in custody to be followed by two years of supervised release. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says the...
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Representative Noem Hasn’t Decided on Possible Senate Run

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Representative Kristi Noem of South Dakota says she hasn’t decided yet whether to run for the Senate next year. In a telephone call with South Dakota news organizations, Noem noted Thursday that the 2014 primary is still more than a year away. She says she believes that gives her...
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Authorities Seize 33 Dogs from South Dakota Home

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have seized 33 dogs they say were living in inhumane conditions in a woman’s home in Faulk County. Sheriff Kurt Hall tells the American News that the woman likely will face charges of inhumane treatment of animals. Hall says the woman is on probation, and 35 rat terriers were discovered...
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