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Rapid City Man Arrested in Pierre for Threatening Two People with Machete

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Rapid City man was arrested Tuesday evening after police were told that he had threatened two people at a Pierre hotel.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were called to the Pierre Inn and Suites about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.  They later took 29-year-old Jonathan Packard into custody. ...
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Sentencings Set for Two Men Charged for January Vehicle Thefts

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man pleaded guilty Wednesday to separate counts of Grand Theft in two cases-one from Stanley County and the other from Hughes County.  Authorities charged 19-year-old Robert Daniel Larson with the thefts of motor vehicles in Pierre and Fort Pierre in January.   Stanley County States Attorney Tom P....
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Creighton Economist: Economy Strong in Rural Parts of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The economy in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states remains strong as healthy rainfall this spring helps crops get established. The overall economic index for the region grew to 60.5 in June from May’s 58.8. That suggests growth in the months ahead. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, who...
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Daugaard Seeks Disaster Declaration for May Storms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has written to President Barack Obama requesting federal assistance to help the state recover from thunderstorms, flooding and a tornado. The request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration stems from a series of storms that hit the state from May 24-31. The request covers five counties,...
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‘Scavenger’s Journey’ Set on I-90 Stretch in SD

PLANKINTON, S.D. (AP) – Eight towns along a 90-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in southern South Dakota are planning a weekend of flea markets, rummage sales and other events. The Argus Leader newspaper reports that vendors, businesses and people will be selling items from art to antiques in an effort to draw customers off the...
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Annual Meeting of State Bar of SD Underway in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 81st annual meeting of the State Bar of South Dakota is underway in Pierre through tomorrow.  About 900 lawyers, judges, law students, paralegals, court reporters and others are attending.  During the three day gathering, numerous related groups are meeting; like the Board of Bar Examiners, SD Court Reporters...
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No Jackpot Winner for Powerball June 19, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 07-46-47-52-57 Powerball: 17 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $105 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $127 million for Saturday. Tickets that match...
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Birth Control Shots For Pets Could Alter Life in Poor Areas

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A decade ago, the Rosebud Sioux Indians in South Dakota were paying people to catch and shoot wild dogs. Because animals are such an important part of Indian history and culture, tribal leaders called spay and neuter expert Ruth Steinberger. In the next eight years, they worked together to sterilize...
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Regents Report: Enrollment Down at Two University Centers

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Regents says enrollment at two of the state’s off-campus university centers dropped during the last academic year. University Center-Sioux Falls served 3,117 students over the past year, a decrease of 2.5 percent from the prior year. Capital University Center in Pierre reported a 25 percent...
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SD Lawmakers Urged by SASD to Boost School Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials representing South Dakota school districts say a legislative panel should look at boosting state financial aid to schools. Rob Monson of the South Dakota School Administrators Association says the legislative study committee should consider recommending an increase in state funding, not just an adjustment in the way money is...
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