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Former South Dakota Legislator John Sears Dies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered that the flag at the state Capitol be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday in honor of a former state legislator who has died. Daugaard says John Sears died this past Tuesday at his home in Reno, Nev. He was 68. The former Rapid City resident served in...
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Corps Says Missouri River Remains at Low Levels

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Dry weather continues throughout the area that feeds into the Missouri River, so water levels will remain low. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicts that runoff into the river above Sioux City, Iowa, will be 80 percent of normal this year. So the Corps is expected to keep the...
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“Heart of the Prairie” Exhibit on Display at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An exhibit that has been displayed in Mitchell, Watertown, Huron and Aberdeen is now being shown in Fort Pierre.  The Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center is presenting the western landscape art exhibit called “The Heart of the Prairie”.  The exhibit includes 24 large framed artworks which are...
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School Board Announces Three Finalists for Stanley County School District Superintendent

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County School Board has chosen finalists for the job of district superintendent.  The board met yesterday and named three people who are under consideration to fill the position being vacated in the next few months by Dr. Don Hotalling.  They are Dan Martin, who is a...
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Governor Discusses Signing of SD Public Safety Improvement Act

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Yesterday brought a special public signing ceremony to the Capitol, as Governor Dennis Daugaard added his signature to SB70, the South Dakota Public Safety Improvement Act.  Daugaard was joined for the signing in the rotunda by Chief Justice David Gilbertson, House Republican Leader David Lust, Senate Republican Leader Russell...
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Dates Set in April to Consider Moving Pierre Murder Case from Adult to Juvenile Court

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre boy accused in the shooting death of another Pierre teen appeared in court via an interactive television hookup with the Hughes County Juvenile Services Center yesterday.  The 16-year-old, identified after the shooting by Pierre Police as Braiden McCahren, was indicted as an adult on charges of First...
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Post Office Announces Plans to Change Delivery Schedule This Summer/SD Congressional Delegation Reacts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) The U.S. Postal Service announced yesterday that it’s going ahead with plans to start five-day-a-week delivery later this year.  Starting in August, the Post Office will deliver letters to homes and businesses only from Monday through Friday.  Packages would continue to be delivered on Saturdays.  Those who receive their...
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SD Sheep and Lamb Production Down Over the Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The number of sheep and lambs in South Dakota is down from a year ago. The federal Agriculture Department says in a new report that the state’s sheep and lamb inventory on Jan. 1 totaled 275,000 animals, down 10,000 from the previous year. The breeding herd was down 5,000...
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US Attorney Ends Term as Head of Panel

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Brendan Johnson, U.S. attorney for South Dakota, has completed his term as chairman of a Justice Department panel dealing with Native American Issues. Johnson had been chairman of the Native American Issues Subcommittee since 2009. He says the Justice Department has worked with tribal officials to empower tribal courts,...
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Stanley County School District Offers Statement in Response to Accusation of Flag Mishandling

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County School District has released a statement following a recent Facebook posting by a former employee.  The posting showed U.S. and South Dakota flags crumpled on a shelf near cleaning supplies.  Cesar Zakahi who had been a custodian, said in his Facebook posting that another employee...
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