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Mission Woman Pleads to Stealing Prescriptions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A 33-year-old pharmacy technician has pleaded guilty to theft in connection with health care and larceny related to prescription medicine taken at the Indian Health Hospital in Rosebud. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Tisha Leader Charge of Mission took a few pills out of prescription bottles before giving them...
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SD Senate Panel Endorses Incentives for Wind Power

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has endorsed a measure that would provide financial incentives to encourage the construction of wind power projects in the state. The Commerce and Energy Committee voted 6-1 to pass the measure after industry representatives said construction of wind farms has drawn to a standstill in...
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Secretary Hagen: SD Tourism Department Re-Signs with Macy’s Parade

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota will be appearing in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade for another three years. Tourism Secretary James Hagen tells The Associated Press that the Department of Tourism has been invited to renew their contract to appear in the parade. For the past three years,...
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SD Man Ordered to Pay $85,000 for Killing Whooper

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has been sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $85,000 for killing an endangered whooping crane. Jeff Blachford, of Miller, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to one count of violating the Federal Endangered Species Act. Authorities say the 26-year-old Blachford shot...
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South Dakota to be Represented at National Trade Show in Minneapolis This Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Tourism Department will attend this weekend’s National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The show offers a chance for South Dakota to show off what it has to offer to hunters and outdoors enthusiasts.  In 2012,South Dakota teamed up with 13 entities to attend the...
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Stanley County School Board Announces Pick for Superintendent

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County School Board has named a Wyoming man as the new Superintendent for the school district.  The board, along with a group of others representing the community and school staff, conducted interviews with three finalists for the position yesterday.  Business Manager Jessi Fromm says the board...
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Jackley Discusses Synthetic Drugs at Parents Matter Meeting Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Law enforcement agencies and prosecutors continue efforts in South Dakota to crack down on synthetic drugs.  Attorney General Marty Jackley, speaking before a meeting of the Parents Matter Coalition of Pierre/Fort Pierre said yesterday that the past three years have brought tighter laws linked to the possession, use or...
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Woman Arrested After Juvenile Acts Suspiciously

(MOBRIDGE, DRG News) The Mobridge South Dakota Police Department arrested 19 year old Morning Star Jewett late Tuesday night for two counts of Distribution of a controlled substance. Mobridge Police department officers were dispatch of a report of a juvenile acting suspiciously and during the investigation it was determined the juvenile an a friend...
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SD Senate Endorses Concealed Weapons Permit Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has approved a plan to make concealed weapons permits valid for five years, up from the current four years. Senators voted unanimously Wednesday to send the bill to the House for further debate. The measure’s main sponsor, Sen. Larry Rhoden of Union Center, says he had...
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SD Lawmaker Withdraws Bill on Indian Foster Care

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state lawmaker has withdrawn a bill that sought to set up a monitoring program to determine whether South Dakota is complying with a federal law governing foster care for American Indian children. The House Judiciary Committee rejected the bill Wednesday at the request of Rep. Kevin Killer of Pine...
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