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Feds Ask Court to Throw Out Hospital Lawsuit

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The federal government has asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a South Dakota hospital trying to collect more than $1.65 million in fees for care provided to members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home in Martin sued Indian Health...
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South Dakota AG: Study Shows 24/7 Sobriety Program in SD Works

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says a new report is further evidence that South Dakota’s 24/7 Sobriety Program is working. The program was started in 2005, giving people convicted of alcohol-related crimes a chance to stay out of jail as long as they stay sober. They’re monitored twice-daily for alcohol...
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Governor Appoints Rapid City Man to GF&P Commission

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed Gary Jensen of Rapid City to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission. Jensen succeeds Jeffrey Olson of Rapid City, who served two terms and was not eligible for reappointment. By statute, the opening has to be filled by a West River non-farmer....
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SD Teen Charged as Adult in Bennett County Murder

  RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Martin teenager has been indicted for murder in Bennett County. The Rapid City Journal reports that 17-year-old Matthew Libby is being charged as an adult in the Nov. 8 murder of Albert Apple Sr. The Bennett County States Attorney’s Office says Libby was indicted this week for...
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Rapid City Man Victim of One Vehicle Crash North of Vivian

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Rapid City man died in a one-vehicle accident that occurred today in Lyman County-about three miles north of Vivian on a gravel road.  The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says 51-year-old Kevin Joseph Casey was northbound, driving a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 on 293rd Avenue when...
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Representatives Ask Feds About SD Indian Foster Care Summit

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two Democratic congressmen have written to the head of the Department of Interior’s Office of Indian Affairs to question why the government has not yet held a summit about Native American children in foster care in South Dakota. Reps. Ed Markey from Massachusetts and Ben Ray Lujan from...
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Pennington Resident SD’s First Flu Death of Season

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota health officials have reported the state’s first flu death of the season. The Pennington County resident age 90-99 had influenza B and was hospitalized. South Dakota year to date has reported 156 laboratory-confirmed cases of flu and 28 flu-related hospitalizations. State Epidemiologist Dr. Lon Kightlinger says the...
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FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament to be in Pierre Saturday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Teams of youngsters will be in Pierre tomorrow to compete in a FIRST Lego League regional qualifier tournament.  The tournament is to be hosted by the South Dakota Discovery Center and is being held at Riggs High School.  The FIRST Lego League was organized with the intent of...
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PFD Held Annual Awards Banquet and Elections Thursday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department held its annual awards banquet and elections last night.  Deputy Chief Ian Paul thanked the firefighters for their varying time serving the department-with a few having been members for more than thirty years.  Paul also thanked the Pierre Fire Department Auxiliary, Oahe Chapter of...
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Pierre Men Arrested After Fight Leaves A Third Man Injured

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two Pierre men were arrested for Aggravated Assault early this morning.  Pierre Police Captain Dave Panzer says officers were dispatched around 4:10 a.m. today to a fight in the 800 block of East Wells Avenue.  On arrival, officers located a man that had been injured following an assault. ...
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