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Woman Arrested After Juvenile Acts Suspiciously

(MOBRIDGE, DRG News) The Mobridge South Dakota Police Department arrested 19 year old Morning Star Jewett late Tuesday night for two counts of Distribution of a controlled substance. Mobridge Police department officers were dispatch of a report of a juvenile acting suspiciously and during the investigation it was determined the juvenile an a friend...
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SD Senate Endorses Concealed Weapons Permit Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has approved a plan to make concealed weapons permits valid for five years, up from the current four years. Senators voted unanimously Wednesday to send the bill to the House for further debate. The measure’s main sponsor, Sen. Larry Rhoden of Union Center, says he had...
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SD Lawmaker Withdraws Bill on Indian Foster Care

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state lawmaker has withdrawn a bill that sought to set up a monitoring program to determine whether South Dakota is complying with a federal law governing foster care for American Indian children. The House Judiciary Committee rejected the bill Wednesday at the request of Rep. Kevin Killer of Pine...
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Landowner Trying to Sell Portion of Wounded Knee

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Another piece of land that is historically significant to the Sioux tribes is up for sale by a private landowner. James Czywczynski is trying to sell a fraction of the Wounded Knee National Historic landmark for $3.9 million to the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Czywczynski’s family has owned the 40-acre...
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SD Lawmakers Exploring Medicaid Expansion

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers from both parties have formed a special committee to learn more about the advantages and drawbacks of expanding Medicaid. The committee includes 19 lawmakers, including Republican and Democratic leaders from the House and Senate. They are requesting that a special hearing be held by a joint session...
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Local High School Robotics Team Wins Regional Championship

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local high school robotics team won a recent regional championship.  The local team was one of 23 teams that participated in the FIRST TECH Challenge event for high school robotics teams.  The team calls itself “LOADING” and includes members Halley Ketteler, Matt Darnall, Seth Snyder, Zyne Snyder, Nate...
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Go Green and Clean Committee Gathers to Plan Campaign for 2013

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Last week brought a meeting in which a group of planners gathered to look at the 2013 Go Green and Clean Campaign for the City of Pierre.  The campaign was started in 2010 as a “call to service”.  In announcing the effort, Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill said each season...
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Storm Sewer Work to Begin in Southeast Pierre-Road Closures Go Into Effect Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre will be closing a street segment for an extended time starting today, as crews begin work to re-construct storm sewer on Lincoln Avenue just north of the Softball Complex in southeast Pierre.  The segment of Pawn Street between Lincoln Avenue and Izaak Walton Road is...
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AAA Says Gas Prices Continue to Soar

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) Gas price averages in every state in the nation have increased over the past week.  AAA South Dakota says prices are up by nine cents in South Dakota and by even larger amounts elsewhere-including in California and Nevada-where prices are up by 18 cents in the last week.  AAA...
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Pierre’s CRO Reminds Citizens of Vehicle Ordinance

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Community Resource Officer reminds Pierre residents that have not moved their vehicles since the weekend snowstorm that they should do so.  Officer Brandon Boyd says citizens who have vehicles that were plowed around which have yet to be moved could be subject to having the vehicles towed.  Boyd...
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