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South Dakota House Passes Bill on Arming Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has approved a bill that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns to protect against attacks. Representatives voted 42-27 Tuesday to send the measure to the Senate. Supporters say school boards need the option of arming teachers, administrators or volunteers to...
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NWS Talks About Snow Amounts-Pierre Sets Record Water Equivalent

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service continues to compile snow amounts from Monday’s wintry weather in parts of the state.  Taylor Trogdon, meteorologist with the Aberdeen weather service office says four inches of snow fell in Pierre, Presho received about 3.3 inches and Gann Valley reported 2.5 inches. Pierre’s water equivalent for...
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Pierre PD Says Tuesday Morning Traffic Crash Causes Injuries to One Motorist

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A traffic crash at a busy Pierre intersection this morning left one motorist with non-life threatening injuries.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the accident was reported at 7:40 a.m. this morning at the intersection of Capitol and Highland Avenues.  A 1996 Ford pickup, driven by 62-year-old Pierre man,...
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ACS Announces Details for 2013 Relay for Life of Hughes and Stanley Counties

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Hughes and Stanley Countiesis announcing details for its 2013 event.  This year’s Relay for Life fundraiser will be June 7 at Hollister Field.  It will run from dusk to dawn and features the theme “Walk Together, Dream Big, Be a Star”. ...
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Feeding South Dakota’s New Mobile Food Pantry Program Off to a Good Start

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Central Operations Manager for Feeding South Dakota says the first two distributions for the new Mobile Food Pantry program were considered a success.  Russ Hofeldt, who runs the Feeding South Dakota warehouse in Pierre, says that more than 7,500 pounds of food was distributed with the first stop...
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Pierre PD Responds to a Dozen Accidents from Yesterday Afternoon Through This Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department says yesterday’s snow brought at least a dozen accidents from early Monday afternoon through this morning.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers responded to 12 traffic crashes between one o’clock yesterday and eight this morning.  One of those accidents resulted in a power outage...
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SD Senate Panel Rejects Repeal of Alienation Suits

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has recommended that the state keep a law that allows people to file lawsuits seeking financial damages from those who allegedly seduce and steal their spouses. The Judiciary Committee voted 4-3 to kill a measure that would repeal the law. But the measure’s main sponsor,...
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UBS Holding Blood Drives Today in Pierre and Tomorrow in Presho

MITCHELL, S.D. – (DRG News) United Blood Services is holding the second day of a blood drive in Pierre today.  The drive is open until three and is taking place at Resurrection Lutheran Church.  Those that would like to give blood at today’s blood drive can call 1-800-996-3688 to schedule an appointment.  Tomorrow, UBS...
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Bill Would Set Runoff 10 Weeks After Primary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee has endorsed a measure that would extend the time between primary elections and runoff elections. Deputy Secretary of State Patricia Miller says the change is needed to comply with a federal law requiring that ballots be sent to military and overseas voters at least 45...
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Governor and Other Officials Attend DC Meeting on Proposed VA Changes in SD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Supporters of keeping Veterans Affairs medical facilities open in Hot Springs have made their case directly to the agency’s head. The state’s congressional delegation, Gov. Dennis Daugaard and representatives of the “Save the VA” group on Monday met with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki in Washington, D.C. Save the VA...
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