Attorney General Marty Jackley

A.G. Marty Jackley Says SD’s Sobriety Program Gets National Recognition

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s 24/7 Sobriety Program has been selected as one of the 10 best criminal justice innovative practices in the country. Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Center for Court Innovation is honoring...
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Governor Dennis Daugaard

SD Governor Wants Flexibility in Medicaid Expansion

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he hopes Congress will change the federal health care law to give states more flexibility in expanding Medicaid. Daugaard wants the state to delay a decision on whether to add thousands of South Dakotans to the state-federal program that pays medical bills for low-income...
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Central Plains Expecting Weekend Winter Storm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Parts of the Dakotas are in for a weekend winter storm. South Dakota is expected to get the brunt of the winter blast moving out of the Rockies and into the Central Plains. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch late Saturday through Sunday for portions of the...
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Pierre Man Claims $6,001 Wild Card 2 Lottery Prize

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Pierre man has claimed a $6,001 Wild Card 2 lottery prize. Jeff Gramm won the game’s second prize in the Feb. 2 drawing. The odds of winning it are one in about 127,000. Gramm was one of two people to win it in that day’s drawing. Gloria Bartels, of Canton,...
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Former South Dakota Legislator John Sears Dies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered that the flag at the state Capitol be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday in honor of a former state legislator who has died. Daugaard says John Sears died this past Tuesday at his home in Reno, Nev. He was 68. The former Rapid City resident served in...
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Corps Says Missouri River Remains at Low Levels

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Dry weather continues throughout the area that feeds into the Missouri River, so water levels will remain low. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicts that runoff into the river above Sioux City, Iowa, will be 80 percent of normal this year. So the Corps is expected to keep the...
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“Heart of the Prairie” Exhibit on Display at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An exhibit that has been displayed in Mitchell, Watertown, Huron and Aberdeen is now being shown in Fort Pierre.  The Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center is presenting the western landscape art exhibit called “The Heart of the Prairie”.  The exhibit includes 24 large framed artworks which are...
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School Board Announces Three Finalists for Stanley County School District Superintendent

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County School Board has chosen finalists for the job of district superintendent.  The board met yesterday and named three people who are under consideration to fill the position being vacated in the next few months by Dr. Don Hotalling.  They are Dan Martin, who is a...
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Governor Daugaard Signing SD Public Safety Improvement Act February 6, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Governor Discusses Signing of SD Public Safety Improvement Act

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Yesterday brought a special public signing ceremony to the Capitol, as Governor Dennis Daugaard added his signature to SB70, the South Dakota Public Safety Improvement Act.  Daugaard was joined for the signing in the rotunda by Chief Justice David Gilbertson, House Republican Leader David Lust, Senate Republican Leader Russell...
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Dates Set in April to Consider Moving Pierre Murder Case from Adult to Juvenile Court

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre boy accused in the shooting death of another Pierre teen appeared in court via an interactive television hookup with the Hughes County Juvenile Services Center yesterday.  The 16-year-old, identified after the shooting by Pierre Police as Braiden McCahren, was indicted as an adult on charges of First...
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