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Former Governor Tom Berry Portrait Returned to State Capitol Following Repair and Cleaning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The portrait of former South Dakota Governor Tom Berry was returned to its home in the first floor hallway of the state capitol yesterday, after it was repaired and cleaned at a Minnesota art center. Berry’s portrait is one of seven governor art pieces that have been treated over the...
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Major Winter Storm Bears Down on the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The National Weather Service says a major winter storm is bearing down on the Dakotas. The storm is expected to bring freezing rain, heavy snow, strong winds and dangerously cold temperatures late Thursday into Saturday. All of North Dakota is under a winter storm watch for that time period. Forecasters...
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SD Woman Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter

FORT THOMPSON, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota woman has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for a traffic crash that killed her boyfriend. Authorities say 20-year-old Leigha Koster, of Fort Thompson, was driving drunk and fleeing from a police officer when she crashed her vehicle last July. Twenty-one-year-old Louis Herman...
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SD’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Says Cameras in Court Rule Works

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson says a rule allowing news cameras and electronic recording equipment in trial courts is working as intended. Gilbertson says news organizations have received permission to use cameras or audio recording devices in about two-thirds of the requests that have been decided so...
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Suspect Arrested in Rash of Vehicle Thefts

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Central SD law enforcers were busy most of the day today as at least six cars were stolen from Pierre, Fort Pierre and the Hughes County area.  The vehicles that were stolen have all been recovered.  Authorities first began learning about the stolen vehicle spree when a person reported...
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SD Chief Justice Urges Expansion of Drug Courts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson says courts that treat drug and alcohol offenders outside prison walls should be expanded as part of the effort to cut the state’s prison costs. Gilbertson on Wednesday delivered his annual State of the Judiciary speech to a joint session of the...
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DRG’s Joan Simons Celebrates 40 Year Work Anniversary

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Dakota Radio Group was proud yesterday to say congratulations to employee Joan Simons of Pierre.  Joan started as a book-keeper at KGFX on January 8, 1973.  Since that day, she has been with KGFX and the other stations that have become part of the Dakota Radio Group over...
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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges Leveled After December Convenience Store Break-in

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man who was arrested last month for a Pierre burglary pleaded not guilty yesterday to three counts leveled by a Hughes County Grand Jury.  26-year-old Joshua Link, who has been living in Fort Pierre, was indicted for felony charges of Third Degree Burglary and Grand Theft and in...
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PYP to Hold Meeting Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An organizational meeting will be held for the Pierre Young Professionals this evening.  The group will elect board members, form committees and talk about the direction that PYP should take in the future.  People who are interested in learning more about the group can also attend.  Tonight’s PYP organizational...
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DRG Area Lawmakers Discuss Daugaard’s State of the State

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Reaction by central and western South Dakota lawmakers to Governor Dennis Daugaard’s State of the State speech yesterday was mostly favorable.  Daugaard began his speech by saying that lawmakers and other state leaders must act responsibly to build a stronger South Dakota; think of the long term and make...
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