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Dupree Man Sentenced For Child Abuse

PIERRE, S.D. — (US DOJ) United  States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Dupree, South Dakota, man convicted of Child Abuse was sentenced on February 10, 2014, by U.S. District Court Judge Roberto A. Lange. Allen White, a/k/a AJ White, age 25, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in custody, 18...
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SD House Allows Crossbows in Firearm Hunting

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has passed a bill to allow for big game hunting with crossbows during firearm season. The measure received unanimous support and will go to the Senate next. Last week the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee passed it with no dissenting votes. Supporters of the bill...
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Attorney Says State Wants $15K for EB-5 Records

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Sioux Falls attorney says the state Board of Regents wants to charge him more than $15,000 to look for documents related to the federal EB-5 investment-for-green-cards program. Steven Sandven tells the Rapid City Journal that the state has already charged him more than $4,000 for records from the...
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SD House Advances Bill on Immigrant Prenatal Care

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – After a vigorous debate, the South Dakota House has passed a bill to provide prenatal health care for low-income women who are in the country illegally. Legislators have voted 46-22 to pass the bill. The Senate will review it next. Opponents of the bill say it will make South Dakota...
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SD Lawmakers Endorse Hearing on Development Agency

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has given final approval to a measure that calls for hearings to investigate the state’s economic development agency, including its involvement in issues related to the financing of a failed beef packing plant. The Senate voted 33-1 to approve a resolution urging the investigation. The House...
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Edmunds County Fatal Crash

IPSWICH, S.D. –  (SD Dept Public Safety) A Minnesota teen died in a one-vehicle crash on 125th Street about one-half mile west of S.D. Highway 45 northeast of Ipswich on Monday, Feb. 10. Vannah Decker, 15, of Gibbon, Minn., was the passenger in a 2000 GMC Jimmy driven by Janos Stahl, 17, of Ipswich. The...
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SD Panel: Voters Won’t Rule on Medicaid Expansion

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Committee has defeated a measure that would have asked voters whether the state should expand Medicaid in line with the federal Affordable Care Act. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 7-2 against the resolution. Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently asked the federal government to allow for a partial...
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Hollywood Tonight Fundraiser Draws Big Crowd to Help MSDVC’s House of Hope

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brought the annual Hollywood Tonight fundraiser for Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center. The theme of the event was “Pierre’s Got Talent”. Ten different acts, chosen during auditions last year, competed to be named “Entertainer of the Year”, “Best Group” or Rising Star”. 10-year-old Montaina Washington performed the song...
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District 24 Crackerbarrel Held Saturday at Pierre Area Chamber Building

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A variety of issues were brought up Saturday morning during a District 24 Legislative Crackerbarrel, organized by the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce. District 24 Senator Jeff Monroe and Representatives Mary Duvall and Tim Rounds gave opening comments regarding their thoughts on the current session, and spent the rest of the...
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2014 State-Tribal Relations Day to be Held February 26 in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Later this month, the 2014 State-Tribal Relations Day will be held in Pierre. The South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations hosts the event each year. Tribal Relations Secretary JR LaPlante says the first-ever State-Tribal Legislative Reception for tribal leaders, state lawmakers and state officials will be held February 25....
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