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Oahe Days Announces Bands for 2013 Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Although the weather is cold now, organizers for this summer’s Oahe Days Music and Arts Festival continue to prepare for the annual celebration.  Oahe Days will be June 21-23 at Steamboat Park.  Brad Curtis and Jessica Stange lead the committee that is putting together this year’s Oahe Days.  Stange...
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A.G. Marty Jackley Presents Mortgage Fraud Settlement Checks to Local Organizations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two local recipients received funds from the Attorney General’s Office today, as part of a National Mortgage Fraud Settlement. A.G. Marty Jackley joined with other State Attorneys General last year in reaching a $25 billion federal-state agreement with the nation’s five largest mortgages service providers over nationwide mortgage practices. South...
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Mission State Senator Brings Second Social Hosting Bill to Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A South Dakota Senator has brought a second bill to the Capitol which would prohibit adults from allowing underage drinking at their residence or other locations. District 26 Senator Larry Lucas, a Mission Democrat, says the new bill would add misdemeanor penalties for those who maintain a place where...
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SD Senate Committee Rejects Plan to Record Closed Meetings

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate panel has rejected a proposal that would have required state and local boards and commissions to record closed meetings. The Local Government Committee voted 4-3 to kill the measure after opponents said it is unnecessary, could stifle debate in closed meetings and could lead to the...
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Cold Snap Brings Dangerous Cold to the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A surge of arctic air is bringing dangerously cold temperatures to the Dakotas, but the cold snap isn’t expected to last long. The National Weather Service has posted wind chill advisories and warnings throughout the two states, with wind chills in the next couple of days expected to drop to...
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Jackley to Distribute Mortgage Settlement Checks to SD Organizations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley will be distributing checks to two local organizations Wednesday as part of an estimated $7.8 million in loan relief from five U.S. banks. The loan relief money is part of a $25 billion mortgage settlement negotiated last year over nationwide foreclosure abuses. The distribution...
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Dakota Roots Website to Feature SD Communities

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota website designed to recruit out-of-state workers will be featuring various communities across the state. State Labor and Regulation Secretary Pam Roberts says that since Dakota Roots was established in 2006, more than 15,000 people have registered and 2,675 people have relocated to South Dakota and entered the...
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South Dakota House Passes Bill on Arming Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has approved a bill that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns to protect against attacks. Representatives voted 42-27 Tuesday to send the measure to the Senate. Supporters say school boards need the option of arming teachers, administrators or volunteers to...
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NWS Talks About Snow Amounts-Pierre Sets Record Water Equivalent

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service continues to compile snow amounts from Monday’s wintry weather in parts of the state.  Taylor Trogdon, meteorologist with the Aberdeen weather service office says four inches of snow fell in Pierre, Presho received about 3.3 inches and Gann Valley reported 2.5 inches. Pierre’s water equivalent for...
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Pierre PD Says Tuesday Morning Traffic Crash Causes Injuries to One Motorist

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A traffic crash at a busy Pierre intersection this morning left one motorist with non-life threatening injuries.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the accident was reported at 7:40 a.m. this morning at the intersection of Capitol and Highland Avenues.  A 1996 Ford pickup, driven by 62-year-old Pierre man,...
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