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SD Students Display Research Work in State Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A dozen undergraduate students from South Dakota colleges and universities will display their research work in the state Capitol in Pierre this week. The students will present their projects to state lawmakers and the public Wednesday in the Capitol rotunda. Jack Warner, the state Board of Regents executive director, says...
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U.S. Attorney to Speak at Workshop About Sex Trafficking in SD Next Month

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson is one of several speakers scheduled to discuss sex trafficking in South Dakota during a workshop next month in Rapid City. The Rapid City Journal reports the South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic and Sexual Violence and Native Women of the Great Plains Society are sponsoring...
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How Automatic Budget Cuts Could Affect SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers reflect the impact of the cuts this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts are set to take effect from March-September. As to whether states could move money around to...
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Contract for New Stanley County Superintendent Approved

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The new superintendent of Stanley County Schools will be getting a raise over the current administrator’s salary. The Capital journal reports that Dan Martin, who starts in the position in July, will earn $85,000 during his first year, about $6,000 more than the district’s current administrator. Martin’s pay will increase...
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South Dakota Legislature: What to Know This Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee is preparing to put together the state budget for the year that begins July 1. This week in the legislative session, economists from the governor’s budget office and the Legislature’s staff are expected to estimate how much revenue the state will collect in the remainder...
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Fundraising Begins for Lindbergh Marker in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – History buffs in Pierre are raising money to buy a marker to commemorate the spot where famed aviator Charles Lindbergh landed the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927. The Pierre/Fort Pierre Historic Preservation Commission has reached one-third of its $3,000 goal. Gordon Koch, the commission’s chairman, says the South Dakota...
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Oacoma Tourist Stop Al’s Oasis on I-90 Getting New Owner

OACOMA, S.D. (AP) – An iconic restaurant visited by Interstate 90 travelers as they cross the Missouri River is getting a new owner. The Daily Republic reports that Al’s Oasis will now be operated by a partnership formed by U.S. Hotels, a subsidiary of the Sioux Falls-based Ramkota Companies. The Mueller family, which has...
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DPS Says Redfield Woman Dies Thursday as the Result of Two Vehicle Crash February 14 Near Rockham

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Redfield woman has died after a crash involving two vehicles on U.S. Highway 212 about four miles west of Rockham last week.  39-year-old Jewel Wheeler was driving a 1992 Chevrolet C1500 pickup westbound on February 14; about four miles west of Rockham when she lost control on the...
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Pierre Man Changes Plea to Third Degree Rape

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man will be sentenced next month after he changed his plea this morning on a rape charge.  48-year-old Antoine LaDeaux Jr. was indicted last year on charges of Third Degree Rape and Second Degree Kidnapping.  He was arrested March 9 of last year after police were told...
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Fort Pierre Couple Recognized for their Service to Stanley County Republican Party

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Sam and Joyce Tidball of Fort Pierre were recognized as the 2012 Outstanding Republican Leaders in Stanley County on Tuesday.  Patricia Miller, Vice-Chair of the Stanley County Republicans made the presentation to the couple at this week’s Hughes and Stanley County Lincoln Day Dinner.  Both Sam and Joyce have...
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