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Woman Faces Additional Charges in Death of Child

GANN VALLEY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman accused of beating a 4-year-old child to death because he wet his pants is facing additional charges in the case. The Daily Republic of Mitchell reports that 22-year-old Donika Gonzales, of Gann Valley, appeared in court Tuesday on one count of second-degree murder, two alternative...
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House Defeats Constitutional Amendment on Taxes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House has defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would require a two-thirds vote to pass any ballot measure imposing a new tax or increasing an existing one. Representatives defeated the bill by a 35-34 vote, but the bill is expected to be reconsidered later Tuesday. A two-thirds...
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Ambulance Driver Falls Asleep, Crashes into Pickup on Transport from Eagle Butte to Rapid City

PIEDMONT, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say an EMT who was tending to patients was injured when an ambulance driver fell asleep and crashed into an abandoned pickup truck on Interstate 90 in South Dakota. The Highway Patrol says the accident happened about 5 a.m. Tuesday near the Piedmont exit on I-90. The EMT was...
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September’s Dakota Western Heritage Festival-Sharing Western Traditions and Lifestyles

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 2013 Dakota Western Heritage Festival in Fort Pierre promises to be bigger and better than last year-as organizers bring a celebration of the west to the Expo Center.  The second annual Dakota Western Heritage Festival will be September 14 and 15 and will feature music and cowboy...
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