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SD Official Warns About Unlicensed Lenders

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say people should watch out for unlicensed money lenders. State Labor and Regulation Secretary Pam Roberts says some unlicensed lenders are operating in South Dakota, and inquiries and complaints about money lenders have increased recently. All lenders providing payday loans, short-term consumer loans, title loans or installment...
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SD Business Groups Join to Support Referred Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A group of South Dakota businesses, chambers of commerce and other organizations have joined forces to support a referred measure that would set up a program to give tax refunds to large industrial projects. The Republican-controlled South Dakota Legislature passed the measure last year at the urging of Republican Gov....
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SD Cemetery for Tribal Veterans Near Completion

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Construction of a cemetery for military veterans who are members of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is ahead of schedule and should be completed in the next two months. Project construction manager Chris Wehrle of Wyss Associates says construction was supposed to be done by Memorial Day next year, but...
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Presho Fire Department Worked Over the Weekend and Monday on Two Separate Fires

PRESHO, S.D. – (DRG News) The Presho Fire Department spent some time the past three days fighting fires in the area. Presho Fire Chief Donny Manger says firefighters were called around noon on Saturday to the report of a fire south of Presho near the White River. Manger says the fire burned over 800...
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Parents Matter Offering e-Checkup to Go Through September

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local organization is offering an online checkup that educates those that take the short survey about alcohol and its risks. Ruby Douglas, Project Director for the Parents Matter Coalition of Pierre/Fort Pierre says the free-electronic check up provides information about individual drinking patterns and gives feedback to those...
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Wyatt Green and Breeze Olson Chosen as SCS Homecoming Royalty

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wyatt Green and Breeze Olson were chosen as Homecoming Royalty at the coronation for Stanley County Schools yesterday. Other candidates are Wyatt Harrowa, Brady Washechek, Tucker Fischbach, Dallas Heninger, Shantell Gregg, Katie Lehrkamp, Lexi Lopour and Nicole Smith. Yesterday’s crowning of Green and Olson was followed by the...
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4th Annual Project Connect Day Being Held with Homeless Count September 25

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 4th annual Pierre/Fort Pierre Project Connect is coming up next week in Pierre. Project Connect is a one-stop service center that provides access to several different services for people who may need help with daily living. Some of the services that will be available for attendees include behavioral...
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SD Row Crop Harvest Well Ahead of Average Pace

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The harvest of row crops in South Dakota is well ahead of the average pace because of continued warm and dry conditions. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that 19 percent of the corn-for-grain harvest is complete, compared to just 1 percent on average....
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No School at Tiospaye Topa Today

RIVERVIEW, S.D. – (DRG News) There will be no school at Tiospaye Topa today (9/18/12) due to sewer problems.
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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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