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Couple Charged with Bank Larceny in Federal Court Enter Not Guilty Pleas Friday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man and woman charged by a federal grand jury with Bank Larceny have entered not guilty charges.  Ismael Espinoza Ortiz and Alejandra Corral Madrid entered the pleas in the courtroom at the federal building inPierreon Friday.  The two were previously charged by complaint after an incident on...
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Mount Rushmore Mascots In New York City

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Mount Rushmore is taking on The Big Apple this week. The South Dakota Department of Tourism’s presidential mascots will be in New York City to promote the state’s float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The four mascots represent the four faces of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The mascots...
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Buffalo Roundup 2012

More Than 200 Bison Purchased During Auction in SD

  CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – More than 75 bidders traveled to Custer State Park in South Dakota to bring home one or more of the park’s beloved bison. Hundreds more watched as park officials auctioned off 256 bison and 17 burros during the park’s annual buffalo auction on Saturday. The goal of the auction...
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SD Cattle on Feed Down 20,000 From a Year Ago

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head had 220,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market as of Nov. 1. The Agriculture Department says the inventory is down 20,000 head over the year but up 25,000 head over the month. Placements in feedlots during October totaled...
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Pierre Man Receives Minor Injuries in Bicycle/Vehicle Accident

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was hurt yesterday when the bicycle he was riding ran into a vehicle.  The accident was reported yesterday afternoon about 4:00 p.m. at Wegner Auto.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the 42-year-old man was ejected from the bike when it struck the vehicle.  He...
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Fort Pierre Accident November 15, 2012

Pierre Man Arrested on DUI and Driving Under Revocation for Accident Which Takes Out Electricity in Section of Fort Pierre

  FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A two vehicle accident in Fort Pierre Thursday resulted in minor injuries to one driver and damages to a city utility device-which caused a power outage for some electric customers in town.  The accident occurred about 12:15 p.m. along Highway 83, near Sale Barn Road.  Chief Deputy...
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Newly Redesigned TIPS Trailer November 2012 (KGFX Photo)

Governor Unveils Updated SD TIP’s Trailer Thursday

  PIERRE, S.D.  - (DRG News) A trailer that travels the state educating South Dakotans about poaching and its impact on South Dakota’s wildlife has a new look.  The Turn In Poachers program has used the trailer at various events including sporting shows and festivals.  Recently, new photo “skins” were placed on the trailer’s...
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ND Woman Charged With Murder in Stabbing Death

  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota woman has been charged with second degree murder for the death of her boyfriend on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Authorities say Alisha Crow Ghost stabbed Cole Harrison after a night of drinking at a residence in Cannonball. Investigators say Harrison was dead by the time...
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Study Concludes SD 24/7 Sobriety Program Works

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An independent study of South Dakota’s sobriety program for drunken drivers concludes it has reduced repeat DUI cases by 12 percent and domestic violence rates by 9 percent. The 24/7 Sobriety Program was started in 2005, giving people convicted of alcohol-related crimes a chance to stay out of...
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Oil Industry Group Pushes Obama to OK Pipeline

  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The fight over a proposed pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries is picking up again as groups urge President Barack Obama to either approve or reject the pipeline. The American Petroleum Institute held a conference call with reporters Thursday to emphasize the virtues of...
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