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SD Payday Lender Targeted by Another Lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A payday lender being sued by the federal government for trying to use the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s sovereign status as a shield to conduct illegal financial dealings now also faces a federal civil class-action lawsuit. Pierre lawyer Wade Fischer filed the lawsuit last week. The Argus Leader newspaper...
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Groups Promote NDSU Official/Former South Dakotan For Surgeon General

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Two Native American groups are promoting the director of North Dakota State University’s master of public health program to become the next U.S. surgeon general. The National Indian Health Board and the National Congress of American Indians included Donald Warne as one of four nominees for the post. The list...
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SD Court System Launches Social Media Accounts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Unified Judicial System is going social. The statewide court system has announced that is has started several social media accounts to make it easier for people to receive updates. The court system is now on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and YouTube. State Court Administrator Patricia Duggan says...
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Work Proceeding on Oahe Dam Emergency Spillway

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Work this summer is proceeding on the upstream side of the emergency spillway structure for Oahe Dam. The Capital Journal reports that the goal is to bring the channel back in step with its original design. The 2011 Missouri River flood nearly sent water over the spillway and down the...
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Deadline Coming Up Soon to Propose Day of Caring Projects

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The deadline is coming up soon for those who want to propose a work project for the Capital Area United Way’s “Day of Caring”.  This year’s “Day of Caring” will be August 17.  July 26 is the final day that organizers will take ideas for work projects that benefit...
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Daugaard Attending NGA Meeting in Wisconsin Soon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard will take part in the upcoming summer meeting for the National Governor’s Association.  Governors from across the country will gather in Milwaukee, Wisconsin August 1-4 for the annual conference.  Daugaard missed last year’s meeting due to the impending birth of his first grandchild.  Daugaard leads the...
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$500M Water Project in SD Nearing Completion

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – A $500 million project to pipe drinking water from the Missouri River to 50,000 rural South Dakotans is taking another step toward completion. The Rapid City Journal reports that the Oglala Sioux tribe is requesting bids this month for a distribution system between Hisel and Allen on the Pine...
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Pierre Police Arrest Man After Vehicle-Foot Chase

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Whitewood man was arrested late yesterday afternoon after he fled law officers and for other allegations.  Pierre Police Department Captain Elton Blemaster says authorities were alerted that someone had rammed a vehicle and were watching for the vehicle involved in that case.  It’s then that Blemaster says a...
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Meeting on Tentative STIP Plan to be Held in Pierre Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A meeting will be held next week on the Department of Transportation’s Tentative 2014-2017 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).    During the meeting, the DOT will talk about the list of projects it plans in the next few years.  The Transportation Commission approved the tentative STIP at its June meeting.  ...
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Long Distance Out for CenturyLink Customers in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – CenturyLink customers in South Dakota have been without long-distance service because of damage to a fiber-optic cable line. The Argus Leader reports that long-distance service has been disrupted since Saturday morning because of flooding that damaged the line in Rice County in south-central Minnesota. Company spokeswoman Carrie Amann says...
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