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SD Man Sentenced For Assault

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to two federal counts of assault. Brendan Johnson, U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, says 32-year-old Jody Jeremy Dupris of Cherry Creek was indicted by a grand jury in two separate cases. Johnson says...
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Disease Hitting Deer in South Dakota Hard

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota wildlife officials are considering reducing the number of deer hunting licenses this fall because of an outbreak of disease. Game, Fish and Parks regional wildlife manager John Kanta tells KEVN-TV in Rapid City that hunters, farmers and game wardens in the state have reported more than 1,100 cases...
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Voters in Hoven School District to Decide on Whether to Continue Opt-Out

HOVEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Voters in the Hoven School District will head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to continue to opt out of the state property tax freeze. The opt out to be voted on would be in effect for seven years at an amount of $200,000 per year. The district...
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SD Senator Tim Johnson Fractures Arm After Falling

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson says he fractured his right arm at the shoulder after falling in his U.S. Senate office last week. Johnson says he is doing well and will be in his office on Tuesday. Johnson’s wife, Barbara, fell while running last month and fractured an arm and a...
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September 25 to be Day for Annual Homeless Count

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Next week brings an annual statewide homeless count-conducted by the South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium. Lisa Bondy, State Coordinator for the SDHHC says volunteers are needed to help assist in conducting the count. Volunteers are trained, teamed up and given supplies and information they need to conduct...
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POW/MIA Recognition Day to be Noted Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed this Friday as “POW/MIA Recognition Day” in South Dakota. The proclamation follows a request from the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. The day will honor men and women who fought bravely for our freedoms. Governor Daugaard says the 21st of September should be...
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Waste Tires Being Collected for Hughes and Stanley County Residents

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A waste tire collection effort is starting today in Hughes and Stanley Counties. The organized collection will give Hughes and Stanley County residents a chance to legally dispose of old tires they may have. Tires are being taken at two locations-the Hughes County Highway Shop in Pierre at 2401...
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Stanley County Royalty Candidates 2012

Stanley County Homecoming Week Kicks Off Today

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today brings Homecoming Coronation for Stanley County High School. Candidates include Wyatt Green, Wyatt Harrowa, Brady Washechek, Tucker Fischbach, Dallas Heninger, Shantell Gregg, Katie Lehrkamp, Lexi Lopour, Breeze Olson and Nicole Smith. The Second Grade crown bearers are Chase Hanson and Abigail Huebner. Coronation will begin at 7:00...
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Pierre Regional Airport Terminal Dedicated Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Friday brought a dedication ceremony for a new terminal at Pierre’s Regional Airport. An estimated 150-200 people attended the event-which included remarks from Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill, Consultant Tom Schauer and Mary Osborn of Great Lakes Airlines. In addition, Suzanne Veenis of Representative Kristi Noem’s office spoke and a...
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SD Officials Work to Define School Climate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A group of officials in South Dakota is working to define “school climate” and identify ways to measure it. School climate basically means a school’s conditions for learning. It’s one part of South Dakota’s new accountability system for public schools that is replacing requirements of the federal No Child...
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