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No Jackpot Winner in the July 17, 2013 Drawing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 01-22-34-38-42 Powerball: 17 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $116 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $141 million for Saturday. Tickets that...
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Pierre/Fort Pierre Historical Preservation Commission to Hold Cedar Hill Cemetery Tour Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today brings the Pierre/Fort Pierre Historical Commission’s annual Cedar Hill Cemetery Tour in Fort Pierre.  The historic cemetery tour drew about 125 visitors during a similar event last year-according to Gordon Koch of the local historical organization.  Koch says starting at 5:30 p.m., people can go to the Casey...
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Highway Safety Officials Start Push for Motorcycle Safety as Sturgis Rally Approaches

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) With the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally just a few weeks away, the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety is working extra hard to remind motorcyclists and motorists, both to be cautious on state roads.  Highway Safety Director Lee Axdahl says that so far this year, there have been about eight...
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Mobridge Woman Sentenced for Grand Theft Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Mobridge woman was sentenced in a Pierre courtroom yesterday for her guilty plea to Grand Theft.  29-year-old Taylor Gullickson was charged after law enforcers were informed of the theft of various items from some Pierre retailers last December.  The Pierre Police Department was told December 10 that Walmart...
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Man Arrested for Possession of Meth Pleads Guilty

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man who was arrested last month after police began investigating a report of items stolen from a Pierre store pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of Unauthorized Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Police stopped 33-year-old Christopher Buchanan as he was walking in Pierre June 19.  They questioned him...
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South Dakota Ranks Again in Top Ten in Listing of “Pro-Business States”

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota is once again being recognized as one of the top ten pro-business states.   For the tenth straight year, Pollina Corporate Real Estate rated the state in the top ten-with an eighth place ranking.  The Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States study uses 32 factors to assess and...
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CACS Celebrates Milestone This Month

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Capital Area Counseling Service marks an anniversary this month, as the agency notes its 45th year of serving individuals and families struggling with addiction and mental health issues.  A press release from CACS says that a group of thirty Pierre and Fort Pierre community members first met in March...
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SD AG: Judges Upholding Blood Tests in DUI Cases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota judges are generally upholding a state law that says anyone driving a vehicle is considered to have given consent to the testing of the amount of alcohol in that person’s blood. The U.S. Supreme Court in April ruled that police usually must...
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SD Man Challenges Life Sentence for Murder

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man serving a life prison sentence without possibility of parole for a slaying committed when he was 14-years-old is asking to be resentenced. Paul Dean Jensen Jr. argues that his sentence is illegal under a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued last year that banned mandatory life...
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Horse Slaughter Plants in Iowa and New Mexico Hope to Open Aug. 5

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The attorney representing newly licensed horse slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Iowa says the plants are set to open Aug. 5. But lawyer Blair Dunn says those plans hinge on an Aug. 2 court date before a federal judge in New Mexico overseeing a lawsuit by animal protection groups. The...
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