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South Dakota Governor’s Office Seeks Interns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is inviting people to apply for fall 2013 governor’s office internships in Pierre. The paid positions run from early September through December. Interns get to learn about state government and prepare legislation to be introduced in the next session. Interns’ duties depend on interests and strengths. Typical...
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U.S. Attorney’s Office Says Former SD Teacher Sentenced for Sexual Abuse

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Rosebud man convicted of sexually abusing a child he helped teach at the town’s elementary school is heading to federal prison. Sixty-five-year-old Benjamin Murphy was sentenced this week to three years in custody to be followed by two years of supervised release. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says the...
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Representative Noem Hasn’t Decided on Possible Senate Run

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Representative Kristi Noem of South Dakota says she hasn’t decided yet whether to run for the Senate next year. In a telephone call with South Dakota news organizations, Noem noted Thursday that the 2014 primary is still more than a year away. She says she believes that gives her...
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Authorities Seize 33 Dogs from South Dakota Home

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have seized 33 dogs they say were living in inhumane conditions in a woman’s home in Faulk County. Sheriff Kurt Hall tells the American News that the woman likely will face charges of inhumane treatment of animals. Hall says the woman is on probation, and 35 rat terriers were discovered...
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Representative Noem Co-Sponsor of Bill Allowing Comp Time

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota has joined in introducing a bill that would allow private-sector businesses to offer employees a choice between getting cash or paid time off for overtime. Noem says current law restricts private businesses from offering their employees paid time off, often called comp time, in...
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Dakotas Might be in Store for Another Bad Storm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A major spring storm with freezing rain and heavy snow is moving out of the Dakotas, but another one might be right on its heels. The National Weather Service says a system might bring freezing rain and as much as a foot of snow to North Dakota this weekend....
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SD DPS: State Emergency Operations Center Scaling Back

PIERRE, S.D. – (From the SD Department of Public Safety) State officials are scaling back the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to the appropriate staffing level to respond to current requests for support as a major spring storm moves out of South Dakota. The scale-back is effective at 5 p.m. today. A Level Three...
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Mayor Gill and Mayor Tidball Joined Tuesday’s Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A joint proclamation was issued Tuesday by Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill and Fort Pierre Mayor Sam Tidball-as the two leaders joined a nationwide effort to recognize the impact of national service.  On Tuesday, the mayors joined more than 700 mayors across the country for the first-ever Mayors Day of...
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CP Responds to Train Derailment Near Van Metre Wednesday

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. – (DRG News) Work continues today to clear the site of a train derailment about 17 miles west of Fort Pierre.  Andy Cummings of Canadian Pacific Railway says an eastbound CP train derailed four cars yesterday that were loaded with clay.  The incident occurred about a mile east of Van Metre around...
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Buy Your Brick Soon So It’s in Place for June 1 Grand Opening of Johnny Smith Memorial Sculpture Garden at Casey Tibbs Center

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Before this week’s snows fell, construction got underway on what will be the Johnny Smith Memorial Sculpture Garden, just outside the main entrance for the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in FortPierre.  The garden will be to honor South Dakota’s great saddle bronc champs and a grand...
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