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Like Flying Drones? South Dakota Lawmakers Debate New Rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Drones couldn’t soar over jails without permission and their owners would be on the hook for damage caused by a crash under new rules South Dakota lawmakers are set to take up.   The House Transportation Committee on Tuesday is set to weigh the bill, which has passed through the...
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State House Considers Tax Break for Rural Internet

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota House members will consider giving tax rebates to telecommunication companies for bringing broadband service to under-served rural areas. The measure brings telecommunications companies into the state’s reinvestment payment program which helps companies offset upfront costs associated with relocating or expanding operations or with upgrading equipment in South Dakota....
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Sobriety Checkpoints Announced For March

PIERRE, S.D. –  South Dakota’s Highway Patrol has announced its sobriety checkpoint schedule for March. A total of 23 checkpoints are planned in 18 counties. The Highway Patrol conducts the checkpoints as a way  to discourage people from drinking and then driving. March checkpoints are planned for the counties of: Brookings, Brown, Butte, Charles...
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Rawlins Library Will Host Seuss-tastical Celebration March 4th

PIERRE SD – It is a Seuss-tastical Celebration this Saturday at the Rawlins Library in Pierre March 4th,  1pm til 2:30pm at 1000 E Church St in Pierre. Pat Weeldreyer will read Dr Seuss theme-related books, there will be games and crafts.  The Cat in the Hat will be in attendance to greet the...
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South Dakota’s Gold Card Concealed Permit Gains Federal Approval for Firearms Purchases

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs and the South Dakota Sheriff’s Association confirm the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has determined that South Dakota’s Gold Card Concealed Pistol Permit and Enhanced Permit to Carry a Concealed Pistol qualify as alternatives to the background check...
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Pierre Police Department Annual Appreciation and Awards Night Held Feb 23rd

PIERRE SD – On February 23, 2017 the Pierre Police Department held their annual Appreciation and Awards Night at the View/Pub 34.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster released the list of  2016 Awards Winners: POLICE MEDAL – Detective Dusty Pelle – solved multiple related burglaries – resulted in charges. AWARD OF LIFESAVING – Patrol Officer...
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South Dakota Men Charged with Baiting Mountain Lions

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Two men in western South Dakota have been charged with illegally baiting mountain lions with deer carcasses. Twenty-year-old Mason Hamm and 38-year-old William Colson VI, both of Rapid City, are facing eight misdemeanor charges, including aiding and abetting prohibited hunting, after allegedly placing several road-killed deer in Spring Creek...
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South Dakota Department of Revenue Hosting Agriculture Tax Seminars in March

PIERRE, S.D.—The South Dakota Department of Revenue will introduce its agriculture tax seminars this spring. The first of the seminars will take place March 14 at the Gettysburg City Fire Hall, while DOR will host the  second March 15 in Winner at the Holiday Inn Express. Seminars on both dates are free of charge....
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Highway Patrol to Host 3rd Annual Women’s Recruiting Seminars

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is again hosting what has become a successful effort in recruiting more female troopers. Four Women’s Recruiting Seminars are scheduled statewide in the next few weeks. The seminars, now in their third year, are designed to provide more information for women who are interested in joining the...
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Bill Could Hamper SD Same-Sex Couples Looking to Adopt

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Same-sex couples and single parents in South Dakota could face obstacles if they want to adopt from religious child placement agencies under a bill that passed the state Senate. The Senate on Wednesday voted 22-12 to approve a bill that would protect religious or faith-based adoption and foster care groups...
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