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Celebration Held Monday to Note Those Recovering from Addictions

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Recovery Celebration was held in Pierre on Monday as part of this month’s National Recovery Month. The National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month designation was put in place by President Barack Obama and highlights people who have reclaimed their lives. It also honors prevention, treatment and recovery...
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USDA Provides Remaining Funding for Mni Waste’ Water Company

UNDATED – (DRG News) The Mni Waste’ Water Company of Eagle Butte has been chosen to receive a Water and Waste Disposal grant and a Native America grant. The grant funds will total $26.4 million dollars. USDA State Director for Rural Development Elsie Meeks announced the funding yesterday. The money will be used to...
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State-Tribal Relations Committee to Meet Thursday at Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A meeting will be tomorrow for the South Dakota Legislature’s State Tribal Relations Committee. The group of lawmakers will hear informational presentations that deal with economic development and tourism efforts by Native American tribes, organizations and state agencies. Representatives of various groups will speak to the committee. Those organizations...
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SD Man Sentenced to Prison For Kidnapping

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Wanblee man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for kidnapping a man on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. U.S. Attorney Brendon Johnson says 52-year-old William Jakeway was sentenced Monday on charges of kidnapping and aiding and abetting. Jakeway pleaded guilty to the charges in June. Authorities say...
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Report Says SD Unlikely to Have Major Oil Boom

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A study done by Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office says South Dakota will not experience a boom in oil production like the one now occurring in North Dakota. The study concludes that the most likely scenario is for South Dakota’s oil production to remain steady at 1.6 million barrels of oil...
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Daugaard Says SD Will Not Run Its Own Health Insurance Exchange

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota will not set up its own health insurance exchange, but instead will let the federal government run the exchange required by the federal health care overhaul. President Obama’s health care law requires all states to have exchanges, which are online marketplaces for patients and...
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Van Luer Is a Pheasant Again

   SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Winnipeg Goldeyes  have sent Brandon native Jack Van Leur back to the Sioux Fall Pheasants as his own player to be named later, completing the late-season trade between the two clubs.  Van Leur, a left-handed relief pitcher, departed for Winnipeg in mid-August after posting 39 appearances, a 3-1...
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Cheyenne Eagle Butte EAGLE Center Students Stop by KGFX Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A group of 8th to 12th grade students from the Cheyenne Eagle Butte EAGLE Center came to Pierre Tuesday to visit KGFX and record anti substance abuse messages. Students were selected for the trip to Pierre if they are alcohol and drug free, have 94% attendance and are able...
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SD’s 4 Tech Institutes Report Enrollment Gain

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s four technical institutes is up about 3 percent from a year ago. The state Education Department reports that the technical institutes now have 6,250 students, up from 6,073 a year ago. This year’s enrollment sets a new record that’s just slightly higher than the previous...
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Midwest Governors Group Meets in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Midwest Governors Association will meet in Des Moines and mark the organization’s 50th anniversary. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, the association’s chairman, will be joined by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for the Wednesday meeting at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates in Des...
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