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Wyoming Woman Wins $100K on Scratch Lottery Ticket

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Lottery says a Wyoming woman has claimed a $100,000 scratch ticket prize. Linda Forth of Cheyenne, Wyo., bought her winning Smokin’ Hot Cash ticket at the Pilot Travel Center in Murdo. The odds of winning the $10 game’s $100,000 top prize are 1 in just under 92,000....
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Federal Trial Set for Man Accused of Accepting Kickbacks

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Trial is set to begin for a North Dakota man is accused of accepting kickbacks for housing contracts on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Michael Addington has pleaded not guilty to two counts, including conspiracy to commit fraud, theft and bribery with programs receiving federal funds. Authorities accused Addington of...
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Bill Enticing Law Graduates to Rural Areas

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – As a University of South Dakota law student, Sarah Larson didn’t expect to be practicing in the small town of Gettysburg. But her future husband, Michael. had a desire to move back to his hometown and get into the family business, so the couple settled into a small practice in...
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SD Panel Considers Quota for Bobcat Harvest

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is deciding whether to impose a limit on the number of bobcats that could be killed in the western part of the state. The panel meets Monday to consider proposed rules for next winter’s bobcat hunting and trapping season. The commission was scheduled...
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Applicants Sought for Native Nation Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Bush Foundation is seeking applications from enrolled members of tribes in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota as part of its Native Nation Rebuilders Program. The program aims to strengthen leadership skills for leaders in 23 tribal nations. The program was launched in 2010. Over the course of...
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Abdallah to Head Law Enforcement Coordination

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota attorney general’s office has hired a former state legislator and retired lawman to help coordinate training efforts between state, local and federal law enforcement agencies in the state. The Argus Leader newspaper reports that 76-year-old Gene Abdallah served in the Legislature 13 years. He also was a...
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Sioux Tribes to Discuss Foster Care, Sacred Sites at Meeting Hosted by Standing Rock

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Enforcement of the Indian Child Welfare Act, protection of sacred sites and the Keystone XL pipeline will be among the topics discussed at a gathering of Sioux tribal leaders in Rapid City. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is hosting the three-day meeting that starts Monday. It’s the third in...
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No Jackpot Winner for July 6, 2013 Powerball

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Saturday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 02-13-35-36-52 Powerball: 11 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $70 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $80 million for Wednesday. Tickets that...
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12 Business Leaders from China Visiting USD

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – A delegation of a dozen business leaders from China is visiting the University of South Dakota to learn about investment opportunities in the United States. The four-day American Visiting Institute for Chinese Entrepreneurs sessions will include lectures, tours and demonstrations of South Dakota’s economic capabilities. They run Sunday through Wednesday....
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Fourth of July Festivities Draw Crowds to Various Events Throughout Pierre and Fort Pierre

UNDATED – (DRG News) Organizers estimate that yesterday’s annual Fourth of July parade in Fort Pierre contained at least 150 entries. The parade lasted over an hour and drew a large crowd to view the event which stretched from the northern side of Fort Pierre’s business district into downtown Fort Pierre. City Superintendent Vern...
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