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GFP Commission Proposes Modifications to Bait Rules

PIERRE, S.D. – A rule proposal by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission would require all bait dealers to list employees/agents on their application who will engage in trapping, transporting, delivering, raising, or seining bait and allow the Department to refuse the issuance of a license to a bait dealer with...
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SD GFP Commission Proposes Fee Changes for State Parks

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed changes to state park campground classifications, as well as some entrance and facility fees. State Park Director Katie Ceroll said the changes reflect the increased demand for and use of the state’s campgrounds and facilities. The department recently reviewed campground occupancy...
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Caution in the Kitchen Can Prevent a Home Fire

PIERRE, SD- This is National Fire Prevention Week. Bill Newling with the Pierre Volunteer Fire Department says cooking is the cause of many home fires.   Pierre firefighter George Jenkins says the theme for the week this year is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”
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Bales is This Week’s “Fly from Pierre” Drawing Winner

  PIERRE, SD- Congratulations to Sara Bales of Pierre, this week’s winner in the Dakota Radio Group’s “Fly From Pierre” ticket giveaway. Bales wins a pair of round-trip tickets to fly from Pierre to Denver aboard ADI Jet courtesy of the Pierre Regional Airport. To enter, people 18-years-old and over should go to DRGNEWS.com...
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Rapid City Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

PIERRE, SD- A Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. 37-year-old Louis Andrew Rabbitt, Jr.has pled not guilty. The maximum penalty if convicted is up to 10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both, five years of supervised release...
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Lower Brule Man Charged with Assault

PIERRE, SD- A Lower Brule, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding a Federal Officer. 19-year-old Tristan Johnson has pled not guilty. The maximum penalty if convicted includes up to eight years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both, three years of supervised release and...
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St. Francis Man Found Not Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

PIERRE, SD- A federal jury has acquitted a St. Francis, South Dakota, man of an Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child charge. 41-year-old Jason Corey Poorman’s trial was held last week in Pierre. The charge stemmed from an alleged incident that occurred in March 2004, in Parmelee, South Dakota.
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Winner Man Charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm

PIERRE, SD- A Winner, South Dakota, man charged with being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm has plead not guilty. The charge alleges that 36-year-old Anthony Ray Martinez, Jr. having previously been convicted of a felony, did knowingly possess a firearm. If convicted, the maximum penalty includes up to 10 years in custody,...
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South Dakota Veterans Commission Elects Leadership for Coming Year

PIERRE, SD- The South Dakota Veterans Commission elected new officers to lead the Commission in enhancing the lives of South Dakota veterans. Lori Vosika of Hot Springs was elected chair. Kella With Horn of Aberdeen was elected vice chair. Vosika succeeds Helen Parr of Sioux Falls. Brooks Schild, of Yankton, has been appointed by...
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FFA Regional Land Judging Winners Receive Scholarships

BATH, SD- The South Dakota FFA Foundation has awarded four $100 scholarships for students placing first in one of the four Regional Land Evaluation Competitions this fall in South Dakota. The 2017 scholarship recipients are: Gayge Schopp, Lemmon; Sydney Maro, Highmore, Jacob Prouty, Willow Lake; and Emily Bies, McCook Central. The scholarships are designed...
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