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Pierre Woman Charged After Friday Night Incident

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman was arrested on various charges after police responded to a report that she was attempting to assault another person with a knife and a pair of scissors. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were called to the Pierre Inn and Suites about 10:40 p.m. on...
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New Sign Dedicated to Mark Lewis and Clark Stop More than 200 Years Ago

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This weekend brought a gathering in Fort Pierre of the Regional Meeting of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. People from several states attended the meeting-which was sponsored by the Encounters on the Prairie Central South Dakota Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. The...
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Attendance Up One Percent at South Dakota State Fair

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Attendance at this year’s South Dakota State Fair increased for the sixth year in a row. Fair officials say 192,790 people took in the fair during its five-day run in Huron in late August and early September. That was up 1 percent from 2011. Fair revenues increased 10 percent over...
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Survey Suggests Little Economic Growth in Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new survey of business leaders suggests little or no economic growth in most of a group of nine Midwest and Plains states through the end of the year, but the booming oil business will continue to drive growth in North Dakota and Oklahoma. The region’s overall economic index improved...
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SD Official Sees Hope for Drought Relief Next Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State Climatologist Dennis Todey says he thinks South Dakota will see some recovery from drought next year. Todey tells the Argus Leader newspaper that historically, even during the Dust Bowl years, there haven’t been back-to-back years of drought this bad. He says his tentative optimism is amplified by the...
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Two SD Licensing Boards Accused of Violations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota licensing boards will be defending themselves later this month against citizen complaints that they broke the state’s open meeting laws. The South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners and the state Board of Massage Therapy each will have a hearing before the state’s Open Meeting...
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SD Using Electronic Vehicle Lien and Title System

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles is switching to an electronic system for storing vehicle lien recordings and title applications that denote a lien. Beginning Monday, lien recordings and title applications denoting liens will not be issued a paper title document. The title document will be retained in the...
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Governor Daugaard proclaims October as Archives Month

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says October is Archives Month in South Dakota as part of an effort to draw attention to preservation efforts that protect the state’s documentary history. The South Dakota State Historical Society is hosting several Sunday events this month as part of the celebration. They include a celebration...
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Court to Hear Appeal of Former SD Tribal Chairman

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A federal appeals court will hear arguments next month in a former Crow Creek Sioux Tribe chairman’s appeal of his convictions for bribery and conspiracy. A federal jury convicted Duane Big Eagle in August 2011 of two counts of conspiracy to bribe a tribal official and one count of aiding...
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October Sobriety Checkpoint Schedule-Sign Up for Text Alerts

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) October brings another series of sobriety checkpoints to some South Dakota counties. 14 counties around the state will hold the traffic stops next month, to verify that motorists have not been drinking before they drive. October checkpoint locations will include Hughes, Lyman and Stanley counties. To have sobriety checkpoint...
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