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Commissioner of School and Public Lands Resigns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota governor’s office says the state’s commissioner of School and Public Lands is resigning his position this summer for family reasons Jarrod Johnson was elected to the post in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. The position is a constitutionally-created office that administers state lands set aside to support...
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Boys and Girls Club to Reopen Today After Water Main Break Causes It to Close Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area will be open again today after it was closed for the day Thursday.  Club Director Becky Bowers says the facility had to be closed Thursday after a maintenance man found a water main break yesterday morning.  The break was located...
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SD Panel: Offensive Names of Creeks and Other Features on Reservation Should Go

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota panel responsible for getting rid of offensive place names has proposed renaming two creeks and three other geographical features on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to reflect the area’s traditional use for deer hunting. The locations all feature a variation of the phrase “Squaw Humper,” and each...
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Sioux Tribes Gather on Rosebud Indian Reservation

MISSION, S.D. (AP) – The second of a two-day meeting between several Sioux tribes gets under way Friday on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is hosting officials from several other Sioux tribes as part of an effort to work together as one nation on issues they deem important. Some of the...
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