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Repeal of Women in Combat Affects South Dakota

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – The Pentagon’s announcement lifting the ban on women in combat units will affect the South Dakota National Guard – though some women in the state have already seen their fair share of combat. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that 36 women currently serving in the state’s National Guard have earned...
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SD Lawmakers Look at Teen Driving Safety Measures

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel is looking at a proposal that would prohibit beginning drivers from using cellphones while behind the wheel. The proposal is part of a package of bills recommended by a task force that was created a year ago by the Legislature. The Senate Transportation Committee is...
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South Dakota’s Cattle Inventory Up 5 Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s cattle inventory heading into 2013 is up 5 percent from the previous year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service says the state had 3.85 million head of cattle and calves on hand on Jan. 1. That’s a 4 percent increase from two years ago....
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SD Lottery Warns of Powerball Scam

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota Lottery officials are urging players that a scam is circulating that promises them cash prizes-if the player offers personal information.  The South Dakota Lottery says it was notified that one player had received an e-mail from someone who claimed to be with the “Powerball Company” who advised...
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3rd Annual Winter Fishing Weekend Takes Place Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow brings the 3rd annual Winter Fishing Weekend to Pierre/Fort Pierre.  Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes will be awarded.  Participants can fish from boat, shore or through the ice and fishing awards will be handed out in four fish categories including walleye, pike, bass and panfish.  Todd...
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Two Arrested After Vehicle Strikes Missouri River Bridge

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two people were arrested by Pierre Police after officers were called to a report of an argument occurring at a Pierre apartment.  Police Captain Elton Blemaster says police were summoned to a residence in the 600 block of West Dakota Avenue where they were told an argument was occurring...
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State Historical Society Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Verendrye Plate Discovery

This weekend will bring a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Verendrye Plate in Fort Pierre.  The plate was buried in 1743 on a hillside in what is now Fort Pierre by French-Canadian explorers Francois and Louis-Joseph Verendrye.  The plate was found 170 years later-by...
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Public Access over Private Land

Pierre, SD (DRG NEWS) Private Land owners are being given more rights to who can access public waters across private land. The Parks V. Cooper South Dakota Supreme Court case that held that the legislature should determine  to what extent the public can use water that lies over privately own land, for recreational purposes....
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SD Gets $344,750 in Settlement on Foreclosures

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota’s share of a multistate settlement with one of the nation’s biggest mortgage processing companies is $344,750. Lender Processing Services Inc. has agreed to pay $121 million to resolve states’ claims that it wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners who should have been allowed to stay...
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Midwest Economic Index Suggests Slow Growth

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic index for nine Midwest and Plains states rose above a growth neutral level last month, pointing to slow growth for the region over the next three to six months. The Mid-America Business Conditions index hit 53.2 in January, up from 49.5 in December and 48.0 in November....
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