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Looking for a Change? DRG Has an Office Job Opening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A full time office position is currently open at the Dakota Radio Group (KGFX, KPLO, KMLO, River 92-7 and 100.1 The Eagle) in Pierre.  Mark Swendsen, General Manager for the Dakota Radio Group says the successful applicant will be able to quickly learn computer software unique to the radio...
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SD Governor Signs Three Bills on Open Government

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law three measures suggested by a task force that sought ways to make state and local government more open. One bill requires that government agencies consider the ease and affordability of public access to information when they set up electronic record-keeping systems....
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SD Law Allows Use of Dogs to Hunt Mountain Lions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure allowing the use of dogs for mountain lion hunting. The bill also allows a leashed dog to be used to track and retrieve any big game animal that is wounded or presumed dead. Hounds had not been used for...
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New Federal Prosecutor Starts Job at Standing Rock

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Federal authorities say a new prosecutor has begun handling cases on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in South Dakota and North Dakota. Erin Shanley was sworn in last week as special assistant U.S. attorney for the tribe. She is headquartered at the tribal court offices in Fort Yates, N.D. Brendan...
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SD Woman Charged with Embezzling from Elevator

BURKE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman is accused of embezzling more than $17,000 from the Gregory Farmer’s Elevator. Twenty-nine-year-old Melissa Vosika is charged with seven counts of embezzlement, three counts of forgery, three counts of altering corporate records and one count of attempted embezzlement. The Daily Republic of Mitchell reports that Vosika...
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SD Governor Signs Needs-Based Scholarship Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure that sets up a state scholarship that will award money based on students’ financial need. When the Legislature passed the bill last week, Senate Republican Leader Russell Olson of Wentworth said South Dakota until now has been the only...
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Corps Says Releases Into the Missouri River Will Increase

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water released into the lower Missouri River will be increased this month, as expected, but will be less than the amount usually released in March, affecting shipping on the river. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says winter runoff into the river above Sioux City, Iowa, will...
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Pierre School Board Addresses New Hires/Accepts Resignations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A teacher at Riggs High School has been named to fill an assistant principal position there.  Amy Boutchee who has taught math at Riggs for the past 11 years will take over the ten month assistant principal spot.  Pierre School District Superintendent Dr. Kelly Glodt says Boutchee will fill...
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Fire Crews Check Small Grass Fire Site Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department spent about 15 minutes at the site of a small grass fire in southeast Pierre last night.  Firefighters were called about 6:50 p.m. to a location in the 1000 block of South Truman Avenue where a grass fire had burned in a yard.  The...
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Summer School Fees for Riggs High School Enacted by Pierre School Board Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board voted yesterday to implement summer school fees for students at Riggs High School.  The 2012 state legislature approved a bill that allows school districts to collect fees for certain educational programming and services.  The Pierre School District discussed enacting the proposal yesterday, as a motivation...
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