Daria Bossman

Bossman Named New South Dakota State Librarian

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Daria Bossman has been named the new state librarian in South Dakota. Bossman has served as interim state librarian for the past five months. She started at the library in 2008 in development services. Bossman formerly worked as director of library services and assistant professor for 15 years at Morningside...
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SD Senate Panel Approves Longer Abortion Wait

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has approved a bill that could require some women seeking abortions to wait longer after first seeing an abortion clinic doctor. South Dakota already has the nation’s longest waiting period at three days. The State Affairs Committee voted 6-3 Wednesday to approve a measure providing...
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Texting While Driving Ban Dies in House Committee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has killed a bill that would have banned texting while driving despite sometimes-tearful testimony from people whose loved ones have been killed in texting-related wrecks. The Judiciary Committee voted 8-5 against the bill Wednesday, which had passed the Senate and was supported by police chiefs...
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USDA Gives SDSU $3.96M Healthy Food Choice Grant

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Agriculture Department has awarded South Dakota State University a $3.96 million grant to examine community efforts to encourage healthy food choices. SDSU is one of 21 schools across the country to receive $75 million in grants from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The money is for...
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Funeral Services Set for Accident Victim/Benefit Account Set Up for Woman’s Children

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Funeral services have been set for a Pierre woman who died in a one-vehicle traffic accident Sunday night.  31-year-old Casey Crane was killed in the accident, which occurred on Interstate 90 near Presho-about 11:20 p.m. Sunday.  Visitation for Crane will be 5-6 p.m. tomorrow at Lutheran Memorial Church with...
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The Gatlins and Marty Stuart to be Featured at 2013 State Fair

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota State Fair announced today that legendary artists Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers and Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives will perform on Friday, August 30.  Ticket prices have yet to be set.  Pre-sale on tickets will start June 17 for backrest holders, followed by Friends...
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Arrests Made After Homeowners Find Two Strangers Sleeping in their Basement

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Arrests were made early this morning after the residents of a rural Pierre area home reported that they found two unknown people sleeping in their basement; passed out.  Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says that authorities were called to a residence on 201st Street, along Highway 1804 about 4:55...
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Final Co-Defendant Sentenced for Theft of Pickup from Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Nebraska man was sentenced to spend four years in prison for his role in the theft of a vehicle from Fort Pierre last October.  19-year-old Michael Sorgen was the last of a group of four people to be sentenced for the crime in a Fort Pierre courtroom...
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Visitors to SD National Parks Spent $165 Million

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) – A report says the 3.8 million visitors to national parks in South Dakota spent $165 million in communities near those parks in 2011. The National Park Service report says spending by those visitors supported 2,651 jobs across South Dakota. Mount Rushmore National Memorial Superintendent Cheryl Schreier says...
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Senator John Thune

Thune Talks About Budget Reform Act of 2013

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Senator John Thune says he’s not certain what the future will bring for his bill that would change the nation’s budget process.  Earlier this month, the Republican Senator reintroduced legislation dubbed the Budget Reform Act of 2013.  The bill would require Congress to set up a timeline in which...
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