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State Orders Company to Stop Selling Securities

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation’s Division of Securities has ordered an international company to stop selling securities in the state. The division issued a cease and desist order to Profitable Sunrise, accusing the company and its operators, Roman Novak and Radoslav Novak, of committing fraud. State officials...
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SD Senator Tim Johnson Expected to Announce Retirement Today

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The anticipated retirement announcement from South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson gives Republicans one of their best chances of picking up a seat in their quest to regain control, as the veteran moderate Democrat steps aside. The 66-year-old chairman of the Senate Banking Committee is expected to say today that...
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SD Legislature’s Executive Board Chooses Leaders

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature’s Executive Board has chosen Republican Sen. Ryan Maher of Isabel as its chairman and Republican Rep. Lance Carson of Mitchell as its vice-chairman. The board handles management issues for the Legislature in the months when the Legislature is not meeting. The Executive Board met briefly Monday...
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SD Legislature Ends Annual Legislative Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers have adjourned to end this year’s legislative session after failing to override Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s veto of a bill increasing the fee imposed to finance the state’s inspection of commercial fertilizer. The House and Senate ended the session about 12:45 p.m. CDT. The Legislature had little to...
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Fort Pierre Hosts Wildland Fire Academy

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre was host to a four day wildfire training academy, which started Thursday and ended Sunday.  The event was coordinated by the South Dakota Wildland Fire Division and included about 200 firefighters from all across the state.  Jim Burk, Rural Fire Assistance Specialist with SD Wildland Fire...
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Historical Society Foundation Hosting Appearances by Holly Hoffman in Pierre Today and Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Historical Society Foundation is hosting a motivational speaker and former “Survivor” TV show contestant for a book signing the next few days.  Holly Hoffman of Eureka will be signing books today at the Heritage Store on the first floor of the Capitol from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m....
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Weather Spotter Training Coming Up This Week in Pierre-In April in Mobridge and Miller

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management will hold a class this week for all local weather spotters.  The Thursday evening meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. and will last for about two hours.  Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Manager Rob Fines says the training class will give weather watchers the knowledge and tools they...
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Tribal Police Chief Says Investigation Into Eagle Butte Home Explosion Expected to be Complete Soon

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman injured in a home explosion last week in Eagle Butte remains hospitalized in Bismarck, North Dakota.  A house on Eagle Butte’s Jefferson Street was destroyed in the explosion and fire on Wednesday afternoon.  Chad Olson who is the Chief of the Cheyenne River Tribal Police Department...
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SD Lawmakers Sustain Veto on Final Day of Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has successfully blocked a measure that would have increased a fee imposed to fund South Dakota’s inspection of commercial fertilizer. The fee increase would have financed research into fertilizer, but Daugaard vetoed it and called it an unneeded tax. An attempt to override the governor’s veto failed...
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Rapid City Hotel Drowning of Parmelee Girl Likely Accidental

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The mother of an 8-year-old girl who drowned at a Rapid City hotel says the family was on a vacation that turned tragic. Authorities on Monday identified the victim of the Saturday morning drowning as Jasann Dubray, of Parmelee. They say in a statement that the preliminary investigation indicates...
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