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SD Man Sentenced to Prison for Manslaughter

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A McLaughlin man accused of driving drunk and causing a fatal crash has been sentenced to 1  1/2 years in prison for manslaughter. Thirty-three-year-old Jody Red Bird also was ordered to spend three years on supervised release following his prison term and to pay more than $6,200 in restitution. U.S....
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Tribal Leader Wants Boycott of South Dakota City

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – The chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is calling for an economic boycott of the city of Chamberlain, after the school board refused to allow a tribal honoring song during Sunday’s graduation ceremony. The Argus Leader reports that Chairman Brandon Sazue also has called for the withdrawal of millions...
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SD High School Graduates Expected to Increase

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – A new report expects South Dakota to buck the trend of a nationwide decline in high school graduates. The study by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education was presented to the South Dakota Board of Regents this week. It says that South Dakota is expected to show a significant...
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Tribal Members Walk Out of Keystone Oil Pipeline Meeting

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Tribal representatives walked out of a meeting with U.S. State Department officials who came to Rapid City to discuss concerns about the Keystone XL pipeline project. The Rapid City Journal reports that Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer made a statement dismissing the gathering as a sham because no leadership...
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Funding to be Topic at Indian Foster Care Summit

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – How tribes can secure direct funding for foster care will be one of the topics covered during the last day of a summit focusing on Indian child foster care in South Dakota. The three-day summit finishes Friday in Rapid City. The summit is bringing together representatives from the U.S....
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SDSU Extension to Offer Lawn Care Workshops Next Week in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Next week brings two lawn care workshops to Pierre; one for homeowners and the other for turf professionals.  The workshops are being offered by SDSU Extension Service in Pierre.  SDSU Agronomy Field Specialist Ruth Beck says the lawn care workshop for homeowners will be Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00...
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Memorial Events Held as Part of Law Enforcement Memorial Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday morning brought activities in Pierre to remember South Dakota’s law enforcers who have perished in the line of duty.  A wreath laying ceremony was held at the Law Enforcement Monument at Capitol Lake and it was followed by a Memorial Service at Madison Avenue Church of Christ.  The...
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Police Arrest Teen Wednesday Morning Following Report of Burglary in Progress

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Police made an arrest yesterday after officers responded to a burglary in progress Wednesday morning.  Police Captain Dave Panzer says officers were called to the 600 block of West Seventh Street about 7:25 a.m. Wednesday where they were told someone had been inside an attached garage, but had...
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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced to Prison for Assault Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man was sentenced Monday in federal court on his conviction for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.  40-year-old Leon Farlee will spend five years in prison and was ordered to pay over $127,000 in restitution.  Farlee was indicted by a...
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Group from Sioux Falls Wins $1M Powerball Prize

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Twenty-eight workers from Beal Distributing in Sioux Falls have claimed a $1 million Powerball prize. South Dakota lottery officials say the group’s ticket matched all five white ball numbers but missed the Powerball to win the game’s second prize in Wednesday night’s drawing. The odds of winning it are one...
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