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SD Must Shift Some Federal Money for Roads

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota will divert some federal highway money to safety issues because the state falls short of national standards when it comes to drunken driving. The state expects to receive $240 million in federal money this year for roads and bridges. About $12 million will be restricted to safety...
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Representative Noem to Hold Town Hall in Pierre Thursday

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem will be hosting a town hall in Pierre on Thursday.  The event will take place at the St. Mary’s Healthcare Center Auditorium at Capital University Center and will start at 4:00 p.m. Thursday.  C.U.C. is located at 925 East Sioux Avenue in Pierre.  The public is encouraged to attend the...
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SD Bill Seeks Medical Defense for Marijuana Charge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee is preparing to vote on a measure that would let people charged with possessing small amounts of marijuana argue in court that they need it for medical reasons. The Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony on the measure last week and is set to...
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Two Wild Card 2 Tickets Sold in SD Each Worth 6K

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Wild Card 2 ticket sold in Pierre is worth $6,001 in Saturday’s drawing and another sold in Canton is worth $6,000. South Dakota lottery officials say each of the two tickets matched all five white ball numbers but missed the Wild Card to win the game’s $6,000 second prize....
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Dancing With the Stars Raises $6,600 for United Way

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Last week’s Dancing with the Stars raised about $6,600.  The annual event is held as a thank you dinner and recognition celebration for Capital Area United Way.  Gloria Hanson, Executive Director for the United Way says the Thursday event featured a good group of dancers and drew a good...
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Tickets Now on Sale for 2013 Hollywood Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This Saturday brings Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center’s annual fundraising event “Hollywood Tonight”.  The theme for this year is “Pierre’s Got Talent”.  There will be several talented performers who will be highlighted Saturday-according to event co-chair Jessica Stange. The entertainers were chosen through auditions that were held late last...
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King of Hearts Candidates Announced for February 17 Dance

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Organizers of the King of Hearts dance have announced King candidates for this month’s event.  They include Grady Tibbs of Stanley County High School and from Riggs High School, King candidates are Weston Christenson, Dan Block, Carson Eisenbeisz, Drew Leif, Kyle Sarringar, Brandon Vockrodt, Matt Monfore, Doug Bachand and...
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Street Maintenance Fee to be Considered by Pierre Commissioners in Coming Weeks

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre City Commission is considering an ordinance that would establish a Street Maintenance Fee to help pay for annual street work and repair projects.  Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the proposal was first brought to commissioners last Tuesday.  It’s expected to return to the commission agenda tomorrow and...
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State Fair Releases This Year’s Theme, Logo

HURON, S.D. (AP) – State Fair organizers have announced the theme and logo for this year’s event. The theme for the fair will be “Starry Nights and Midway Lights.” State Fair Manager Jerome Hertel says organizers chose the theme to play off of the carnival and entertainment lineup in the marketing. The 2013 State...
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SD Lawmakers Endorse Teen Driving Safety Measures

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has endorsed a proposal that would prohibit beginning drivers under the age of 16 from using cellphones while behind the wheel. The Senate Transportation Committee on Monday also endorsed three other measures that are part of a package of bills recommended by a task force...
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