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Weekend Brought Public Opening for New Paws Animal Shelter

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The past weekend brought the first time that the new animal shelter for Paws Animal Rescue was open to the public.  Paws volunteers broke ground for the new shelter in northeast Pierre near Walmart last fall and the building is mostly complete.  Paws Vice President Lindy Gereats says about...
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Two Vehicle Accident Reported on Highway 1804 in Sully County Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A two vehicle accident Saturday resulted in injuries to the motorists involved.  The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says the accident was reported at the intersection of Highway 1804 and 192nd Street in Sully County.  A vehicle driven by a Colorado man, William Pate was southbound on 1804...
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Pierre Man Arrested Friday After Two People Say They Were Threatened with a Knife

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was arrested Friday night on at least four charges for an incident reported at a Pierre home earlier in the day.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were called early Friday morning to a residence in the 100 block of South Taylor Avenue.  Blemaster says...
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Senior Citizens Fishing Day Near Akaska

Mobridge, S.D. (KOLY)- Coming up next Wednesday July 17th is Senior Citizens Fishing Day near Akaska. Both men and woman are welcome and it begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m.  There will also be a Picnic Lunch at the Community Center. If you would like to participate in this fantastic event...
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Wyoming Woman Wins $100K on Scratch Lottery Ticket

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Lottery says a Wyoming woman has claimed a $100,000 scratch ticket prize. Linda Forth of Cheyenne, Wyo., bought her winning Smokin’ Hot Cash ticket at the Pilot Travel Center in Murdo. The odds of winning the $10 game’s $100,000 top prize are 1 in just under 92,000....
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Federal Trial Set for Man Accused of Accepting Kickbacks

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Trial is set to begin for a North Dakota man is accused of accepting kickbacks for housing contracts on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Michael Addington has pleaded not guilty to two counts, including conspiracy to commit fraud, theft and bribery with programs receiving federal funds. Authorities accused Addington of...
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Bill Enticing Law Graduates to Rural Areas

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – As a University of South Dakota law student, Sarah Larson didn’t expect to be practicing in the small town of Gettysburg. But her future husband, Michael. had a desire to move back to his hometown and get into the family business, so the couple settled into a small practice in...
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SD Panel Considers Quota for Bobcat Harvest

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is deciding whether to impose a limit on the number of bobcats that could be killed in the western part of the state. The panel meets Monday to consider proposed rules for next winter’s bobcat hunting and trapping season. The commission was scheduled...
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Applicants Sought for Native Nation Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Bush Foundation is seeking applications from enrolled members of tribes in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota as part of its Native Nation Rebuilders Program. The program aims to strengthen leadership skills for leaders in 23 tribal nations. The program was launched in 2010. Over the course of...
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Abdallah to Head Law Enforcement Coordination

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota attorney general’s office has hired a former state legislator and retired lawman to help coordinate training efforts between state, local and federal law enforcement agencies in the state. The Argus Leader newspaper reports that 76-year-old Gene Abdallah served in the Legislature 13 years. He also was a...
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