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New State Court Administrator Named for SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has named Gregory Sattizahn as state court administrator. Sattizahn has worked for the state’s Unified Judicial System the past twelve years in various roles, including Supreme Court staff attorney and director of policy and legal services. As state court administrator he will be responsible for...
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Big Turnout Seen for Suicide Prevention Walk in Pierre on Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday’s “Step Forward to Prevent Suicide Walk/Run” in Pierre saw a good turnout, helped bring attention to those who have lost their lives to suicide and raised funds to support suicide prevention, crisis intervention and survivor support services.  Julie Moore of St. Mary’s Foundation, says this year’s Suicide Prevention...
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Hughes and Stanley County Democrats to Meet Tonight in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes and Stanley County Democrats will meet tonight in Pierre.  The group will talk about an effort underway to collect signatures before November 4 to place an initiated measure on the 2014 ballot to raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50 with annual cost...
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Effective Leadership Seminar Sponsored by PYP to be This Evening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Young Professional’s Development Committee will hold a seminar on Effective Leadership this evening in Pierre.  Speaking tonight will be Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill and Marcella Hurley-who is the Regional Director for the Small Business Development Center.  The seminar starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Pierre Area Chamber...
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MSDVC Receives Check from Historic Pierre Street Association

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Historic Pierre Street Association presented a check recently to Kami Kessler of Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center as part of proceeds raised during this summer’s Crazy Days.  Several Pierre Police Officers and a U.S. Marshal agreed to be “dunked” to benefit Missouri Shores during the August 3 Crazy...
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Officials Talk About Transfer Hearing Ruling in McCahren Case

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge ruled Friday that the case of a Pierre teen charged in the murder of another teen will be retained in circuit court instead of being moved into a juvenile court setting.  17-year-old Braiden McCahren is charged in the shooting death of 16-year-old Dalton Williams last December.  The...
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Official Warns Against Insurance Subsidy Cheating

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal official says people should not cheat when they apply for health insurance subsidies under the nation’s health care overhaul. Uninsured people will be able to seek insurance under the new health insurance exchange beginning Oct. 1. They will have to declare their income to determine if they...
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SD Wounded Knee Museum Reopens a Year After Fire

WALL, S.D. (AP) – A year after a fire destroyed the Wounded Knee Museum in Wall, it has reopened in a new location in the western South Dakota city. An electrical malfunction was blamed for the Sept. 2, 2012, fire the destroyed the museum and also took 30 museum exhibits linked to the Wounded...
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Senator Tim Rave Elected Majority Leader of SD Senate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican state Sen. Tim Rave of Baltic has been elected the new majority leader of the South Dakota Senate. The Argus Leader reports that Senate Republicans on Saturday elected Rave to be majority leader. Rave replaces Sen. Russell Olson of Wentworth, who has resigned from the Legislature to take...
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SD Retirement System Pays Off Unfunded Obligations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Retirement System has used investment earnings on its assets to pay off the system’s unfunded obligations. The Retirement System earned 19 percent on investments of its assets in the year that ended June 30. That left the system nearly 104 percent funded, meaning its current assets exceed...
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