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South Dakota to be Represented at National Trade Show in Minneapolis This Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Tourism Department will attend this weekend’s National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The show offers a chance for South Dakota to show off what it has to offer to hunters and outdoors enthusiasts.  In 2012,South Dakota teamed up with 13 entities to attend the...
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Stanley County School Board Announces Pick for Superintendent

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County School Board has named a Wyoming man as the new Superintendent for the school district.  The board, along with a group of others representing the community and school staff, conducted interviews with three finalists for the position yesterday.  Business Manager Jessi Fromm says the board...
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Jackley Discusses Synthetic Drugs at Parents Matter Meeting Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Law enforcement agencies and prosecutors continue efforts in South Dakota to crack down on synthetic drugs.  Attorney General Marty Jackley, speaking before a meeting of the Parents Matter Coalition of Pierre/Fort Pierre said yesterday that the past three years have brought tighter laws linked to the possession, use or...
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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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state lawmaker has withdrawn a bill that sought to set up a monitoring program to determine whether South Dakota is complying with a federal law governing foster care for American Indian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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