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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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Sioux Tribes to Discuss Foster Care, Sacred Sites at Meeting Hosted by Standing Rock

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Enforcement of the Indian Child Welfare Act, protection of sacred sites and the Keystone XL pipeline will be among the topics discussed at a gathering of Sioux tribal leaders in Rapid City. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is hosting the three-day meeting that starts Monday. It’s the third in...
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No Jackpot Winner for July 6, 2013 Powerball

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Saturday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 02-13-35-36-52 Powerball: 11 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $70 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $80 million for Wednesday. Tickets that...
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12 Business Leaders from China Visiting USD

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – A delegation of a dozen business leaders from China is visiting the University of South Dakota to learn about investment opportunities in the United States. The four-day American Visiting Institute for Chinese Entrepreneurs sessions will include lectures, tours and demonstrations of South Dakota’s economic capabilities. They run Sunday through Wednesday....
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Fourth of July Festivities Draw Crowds to Various Events Throughout Pierre and Fort Pierre

UNDATED – (DRG News) Organizers estimate that yesterday’s annual Fourth of July parade in Fort Pierre contained at least 150 entries. The parade lasted over an hour and drew a large crowd to view the event which stretched from the northern side of Fort Pierre’s business district into downtown Fort Pierre. City Superintendent Vern...
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South Dakota Climate Watchers Look at June Weather and Look Ahead to Early July Conditions

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota weather watchers say that the climate outlook for this month is uncertain at this point.  As for June, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist Laura Edwards says northeastern South Dakota counties saw a wet month, however the southwestern corner of the state continued to be much drier than...
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Pierre’s Steamboat Park Amphitheater Officially Welcomed Back into Use with Fourth of July Ribbon Cutting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last night as Pierre residents celebrated the official reopening of the Steamboat Park amphitheater.  A ceremony was held before the start of last night’s Fourth of July performance for the Capital City Band.  Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the amphitheater needed plenty of...
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Judge Denies Request for Election on Separate Riverwalk Landing Issues

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge Wednesday turned down a request to put issues linked to the proposed Riverwalk Landing project on Fort Pierre’s Teton Island Development to a public vote.  An election will be held Tuesday to gauge support for the city council’s May 6 decision to make an ordinance change...
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SD Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Stealing from Fire Department

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Mission man accused of stealing money and property from the St. Francis Volunteer Fire Department has been sentenced for larceny. Sixty-two-year-old Harvey LaPointe was sentenced to 1  1/2 years of probation and ordered to pay $4,900 in restitution for the thefts that occurred between August 2009 and December...
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SD Court Upholds Stop in Drunken Driving Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Supreme Court has upheld a South Dakota man’s conviction for drunken driving, ruling that a Highway Patrol trooper had sufficient reason to stop the man after seeing his pickup truck cross a lane marker on the side of the highway. Jason Hett was stopped by a trooper in...
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