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IM 18 Supporter/Opponent Discuss Tuesday’s Election Outcome

UNDATED – (DRG News) South Dakota voters approved a measure to increase the minimum wage on Tuesday. The passage of Initiated Measure 18 means the minimum wage will be raised from $7.25 to $8.50 per hour. Also, the $2.13 hourly tip wage will go up to half the minimum wage. The minimum wage will...
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Chinese National Taken Into Custody in Pierre for Possession of Child Pornography

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Chinese national was arrested Wednesday morning for a charge of Possession of Child Pornography.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says authorities received information October 22 indicating that a man was possibly downloading child pornography and law enforcers started an investigation.  Blemaster says the Pierre Police Department worked with...
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Pierre PD Arrests Woman After Stabbing Reported at Pierre Residence

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department arrested a woman late Wednesday night on an assault charge.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were told that a stabbing had occurred last night about 10:20 p.m. at a residence in the 300 block of West Pleasant Drive.  Reports indicated that a 52-year-old...
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Daugaard Announces Changes to Leadership Team

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Newly re-elected Gov. Dennis Daugaard has announced changes to his senior leadership team. Daugaard’s spokesman the past four years, Tony Venhuizen, will now serve as chief of staff while continuing to oversee communications. Nathan Sanderson will serve as director of policy and operations. He’s served for the last four years...
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