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State Board of Geographic Names Charts New Territory

 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is beginning a new chapter after completing its initial mission of removing the word “squaw” from the names of features in the state.  The board was established in 2009 to correct offensive nomenclature including “squaw” and “negro.” African-American leaders have advocated keeping “negro”...
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Mission Man Sentenced on Involuntary Manslaughter

 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Mission man has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for involuntary manslaughter.  Twenty-one-year-old Colin Whirlwind Soldier was accused of driving drunk and speeding on Sept. 18, 2013, when he crashed the vehicle and killed a passenger. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Soldier’s blood-alcohol level was...
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Recent Rains Ease Drought Monitor in State

 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Recent rainfall has eased dry conditions in southeastern South Dakota, though about one-tenth of the state remains in moderate drought.  The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows about 10 percent of South Dakota in moderate drought – no change from last week – but only about 17...
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Mobridge Area Chamber Holds Second Lunch and Learn

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting their second Lunch & Learn meeting on Wednesday, May 21 from 12-1 at the Grand Oasis Restaurant in Mobridge. The speaker is going to be Deb Heyd from the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation on “Hiring and Retaining the...
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