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Deadline March 15 for New Homeowners to Receive Property Tax Reduction

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Individuals who have moved into a new or different home within the past year have until Saturday, March 15 to file for the owner-occupied, single-family dwelling certificate to be eligible for a property tax reduction.   Any South Dakota homeowner who owned and occupied a home on November 1, 2013...
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Open House to be Held for Newly Named District Ranger of Ft. Pierre Nat’l Grasslands

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Ranger District will hold an Open House on Monday.  The event is scheduled to note the naming of Daniel Svingen as the new District Ranger for the Fort Pierre National Grasslands.  Svingen has been serving as Acting District Ranger since May of last year and...
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SD Man Gets 40 Months in Prison in Assault Case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Federal authorities say a central South Dakota man has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for an assault conviction. The U.S. Attorney in Sioux Falls on Thursday announced the sentence of 19-year-old Joseph Anthony Little Star. The Eagle Butte man was also ordered to pay a $250,000 fine...
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Health Overhaul Critics Tread Lightly on Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem are two of the federal health overhaul’s most consistent critics. But the South Dakota Republicans are mostly silent on a key provision of the law in their own state. Both Thune and Noem say they want the law repealed. But when asked this week...
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