Nebraska Law That Allowed Keystone XL Struck Down

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A judge has struck down a Nebraska law that allowed the Keystone XL oil pipeline to proceed through the state. Lancaster County Judge Stephanie Stacy issued a ruling Wednesday that invalidated Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman’s approval of the route. Stacy says the decision should have been made by the Nebraska...
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Tuesday Accident Causes Damage to One Vehicle at Pierre Intersection

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An accident Tuesday resulted in damage to one vehicle, but no injuries.  Derald Gross, Detective Sergeant of the Pierre Police Department, says the accident occurred at the intersection of Pawnee Street and Sioux Avenue around noon Tuesday.  Gross says a small Saturn-brand car pulled up on the right side...
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Special Prosecutor in Pierre Murder Case Talks About Next Steps to Come

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG  News) The prosecutor in a Pierre teen’s murder case says he will continue working to prepare for trial-following yesterday’s ruling by a judge that 17-year-old Braiden McCahren’s case remain in adult court. McCahren is charged in the death of 16-year-old Dalton Williams in December of 2012 following a shooting at...
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Judge Denies Request to Move McCahren Case to Juvenile Court

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) For a second time, a judge has ruled that a Pierre teen will be tried in adult court for murder and other charges.  17-year-old Braiden McCahren appeared at the Hughes County Courthouse Tuesday for a transfer hearing in his case.  He is charged in the December 18, 2012 shooting...
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SD Lawmakers Reject Bill Limiting Payday Lending

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has rejected a measure that sought to put additional restrictions on short-term loans. The House Commerce and Energy Committee voted 11-2 to defeat the bill after opponents said it was excessive. Rep. Steve Hickey of Sioux Falls says he negotiated provisions of the bill with...
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FBI Confirms Activist Was Killed in SD in 1973

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The FBI says a black civil rights activist was killed during the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, and it suspects militant members of the American Indian Movement are responsible. Documents recently released by the FBI to a Buffalo, N.Y., lawyer shed new light on the 40-year-old case of Ray...
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Mobridge City Council Met February 18, 2014

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News)  The City Council of Mobridge, S.D. met February 18th at 5:30 p.m. at city hall. Council approved the minutes from the February 3rd meeting. They moved to unfinished business and approved the second reading of ordinance no. 931, 3 B funding.  It was discussed that the committee would be...
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SD Senate Panel Passes Texting Ban with $100 Fine

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has passed a bill that would ban texting while driving. The Senate Transportation Committee voted 5-1 to support the measure. The bill’s main sponsor introduced an amendment during Wednesday’s hearing to make the bill more like a similar measure coming out of the House. The...
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Group Upset by Legal Killing of Young Lions in SD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A national mountain lion protection organization is outraged that South Dakota hunters shot three young lions last week and had their kills deemed legal by the state. Penny Maldonado with the Wyoming-based Cougar Fund tells the Rapid City Journal that the killing of the 3-month-old, 4-month-old and 5-month-old lions...
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‘Heating the Rez’ Effort Quickly Reaches $50K Goal

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – An effort to raise $50,000 for a pilot project aimed at moving Standing Rock Reservation homes away from reliance on propane fuel has reached its goal in just a couple of weeks. The “Heating the Rez” effort has drawn more than 1,150 donations from as far as Australia and Sweden....
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