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PFD Responds to Car Fire Thursday Night

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department was called out last night to a report of a car on fire near a home. Pierre’s Deputy Fire Chief Ian Paul says the vehicle fire occurred just outside a trailer home at 2502 East Sully at 7:15 p.m.  Paul says the fire was...
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South Dakota Man Sentenced in April Beating Death

  WINNER, S.D. (AP) – A man accused of beating another man to death at a tribal housing facility in the South Dakota city of Winner has been sentenced to six years in prison for voluntary manslaughter. Nineteen-year-old Taylor White Buffalo initially had been charged with murder in the April 13 death of Ernest...
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South Dakota Man Sentenced to Sexual Abuse

  EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual abuse. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson announced Thursday that 27-year-old David Low Dog, of Eagle Butte, was sentenced earlier this week for the July 9, 2011, incident. Prosecutors say Low Dog entered a house in...
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SD Man Sentenced for Illegally Shooting Wildlife

  FORT THOMPSON, S.D. (AP) – A Fort Thompson man accused of illegally shooting wildlife has been sentenced to serve a year and a day in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Richard Coleman also was ordered to pay $11,750 in restitution. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Coleman illegally shot a bald eagle, a snowy owl and deer...
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Montana Governor: No Emergency Releases on Missouri

  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is asking the White House to reject calls for more water releases from reservoirs on the Missouri River to ease drought conditions downstream. Elected officials from states along the Mississippi River this week said the additional releases are needed to keep vital barge traffic moving...
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Report: South Dakota Breaks Child-Protection Laws

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new report says South Dakota has violated federal law by removing too many American Indian children from their homes and placing them in foster care with non-Indian families. The report was approved by the state’s Indian Child Welfare Act directors during a Thursday meeting. It will be...
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SD Officials Say Tax Due on Some Online Purchases

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials say South Dakotans doing their holiday shopping online should remember that state and city taxes may be due on their purchases. State Business Tax Director Doug Schinkel says many people don’t realize that most Internet retailers are not collecting sales tax on items bought online. He says...
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Former Governor Rounds Makes Formal Announcement for U.S. Senate in 2014

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Before a crowd of supporters in a Pierre conference center this morning, former Governor Mike Rounds announced his intention to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014.  Today’s gathering in Pierre was the first of three planned for the day-with others to be in Rapid City and Sioux...
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Rosebud Man Charged in Federal Court with Assault and Robbery

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Rosebud man entered not guilty pleas to federal charges including Assault with Intent to Commit Murder, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Robbery.  22-year-old Mitchell Stoneman was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 15.  He appeared in court yesterday before...
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Stanley County Booster Club Grants Wishes for Current School Year

  FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) More than $5,800 in wishes have been granted by the Stanley County Booster Club to a variety of programs in the Stanley County School District.  The grants are made based on the amount of money the booster club gathers through fund raising efforts throughout the school year. ...
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