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Mount Rushmore to be Featured on New Quarter

  KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) – Mount Rushmore will once again grace the side of a quarter when the U.S. Mint releases a new America the Beautiful quarter next year. Mount Rushmore National Memorial says the illustration portrays two workers on the sculpture finalizing the carving of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Washington will also...
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Jury Gets Case in Hughes County Attempted Murder Trial

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A jury has been deliberating at the Hughes County Courthouse since late this morning, as the group decides the fate of a Fort Pierre man facing Attempted Murder and other charges.  33-year-old Derek Boe was arrested earlier this year following an incident in rural Hughes County in which...
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FPFD Chooses Officers to Lead Department in 2013

  FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Volunteer Fire Department held its annual meeting and election of officers for 2013 last night.  In the coming year, Fire Chief Rick Cronin says four of the five officers leading the department will have served as officers at some point in the past.  Cronin...
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Some Northeast Pierre Residents Asked to Boil Drinking and Cooking Water After Water Main Repair

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Some northeast Pierre residents are being asked to boil drinking and cooking water today, after a water main was damaged last night near Garfield Avenue and Airport Road. Pierre’s Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says about 150 residents living along Fourth Street near Garfield Avenue were without water...
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Fort Pierre Man Arrested Wednesday for Pierre Burglary

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News)  A Fort Pierre man was arrested on Wednesday after authorities executed a search warrant at a Fort Pierre home.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says that Pierre officers were joined by the Stanley County Sheriff’s Office in searching a home in the 300 block of West Park in...
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SD Regulators to Discuss Grain Law Changes

  REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) – Farmers in the Dakotas who lost millions of dollars to a failed seed company will get their chance Saturday to speak on proposed changes to South Dakota law designed to help regulators better detect a grain buyer’s deteriorating financial condition. Public Utilities Commission grain warehouse director Jim Mehlhaff says...
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Pierre Ticket in Wild Card Lottery Worth $5,000

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Pierre man has claimed a Wild Card 2 prize worth $5,000. South Dakota lottery officials say Alvin “Bill” Eckstrom’s ticket matched all five white ball numbers but missed the Wild Card to win the game’s second prize. The odds of doing so are one in about 90,600. Eckstrom...
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Deer Die From Virus at Record Levels in SD

  RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Officials with the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department say at least 3,400 deer have died this year from a midge-borne virus. This is more than twice the reported deaths in 2011 from epizootic hemorrhagic disease. The Rapid City Journal reports  that EHD is a common cause...
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Treasury Spells Out Rules on Taxing of Tribes

  WASHINGTON (AP) – The Internal Revenue Service is proposing guidelines on what income and benefits of Alaska Natives and Native Americans are subject to taxation. The IRS has proposed the new guidance that, among other things, prohibits levies on honoraria to a shaman, but allows assessments on per-capita payments from gambling revenues to...
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Slight Uptick in South Dakota Highway Fatalities

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The state Department of Public Safety says highway fatalities in South Dakota are up slightly this year after a 20 percent drop in 2011. Department spokesman Terry Woster tells the Argus Leader that 125 people have died in automobile accidents in the state so far this year. National...
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