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Janitor Claims American Flag Disrespected, Fired

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A man says he was fired from his job as a school custodian after posting photos on Facebook showing a crumpled up American flag. Local media report that Cesar Zakahi was fired Monday from his job at Stanley County School District after he posted photos over the weekend of...
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Panel Kills Medical Defense for Marijuana Charge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has rejected a measure that would have let people charged with possessing small amounts of marijuana argue in court that they need it for medical reasons. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 7-6 to kill the bill. The sponsors said they do not want...
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South Dakotans Snatching Up Concealed Gun Permits

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans are getting permits to carry concealed weapons at a brisk pace as President Barack Obama and Congress debate gun control in the wake of the recent school shooting in Newtown, Conn. South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says 4,925 permits were issued in the first five...
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Woman Appointed to SD Army’s Top Enlisted Position

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Army National Guard has appointed a woman to the highest ranking senior-enlisted position for the first time. Command Sgt. Maj. Susan Shoe replaces State Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Zimmerman as the new state command sergeant major. The position is the highest ranking non commissioned officer position for the...
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SD Must Shift Some Federal Money for Roads

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota will divert some federal highway money to safety issues because the state falls short of national standards when it comes to drunken driving. The state expects to receive $240 million in federal money this year for roads and bridges. About $12 million will be restricted to safety...
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Representative Noem to Hold Town Hall in Pierre Thursday

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem will be hosting a town hall in Pierre on Thursday.  The event will take place at the St. Mary’s Healthcare Center Auditorium at Capital University Center and will start at 4:00 p.m. Thursday.  C.U.C. is located at 925 East Sioux Avenue in Pierre.  The public is encouraged to attend the...
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SD Bill Seeks Medical Defense for Marijuana Charge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee is preparing to vote on a measure that would let people charged with possessing small amounts of marijuana argue in court that they need it for medical reasons. The Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony on the measure last week and is set to...
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Two Wild Card 2 Tickets Sold in SD Each Worth 6K

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Wild Card 2 ticket sold in Pierre is worth $6,001 in Saturday’s drawing and another sold in Canton is worth $6,000. South Dakota lottery officials say each of the two tickets matched all five white ball numbers but missed the Wild Card to win the game’s $6,000 second prize....
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Dancing With the Stars Raises $6,600 for United Way

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Last week’s Dancing with the Stars raised about $6,600.  The annual event is held as a thank you dinner and recognition celebration for Capital Area United Way.  Gloria Hanson, Executive Director for the United Way says the Thursday event featured a good group of dancers and drew a good...
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Tickets Now on Sale for 2013 Hollywood Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This Saturday brings Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center’s annual fundraising event “Hollywood Tonight”.  The theme for this year is “Pierre’s Got Talent”.  There will be several talented performers who will be highlighted Saturday-according to event co-chair Jessica Stange. The entertainers were chosen through auditions that were held late last...
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