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SD Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Killing Woman

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A man who killed a woman on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison. Fifty-four-year-old Lawrence Whipple, of Mission, pleaded guilty in June to second-degree murder in the February stabbing death of Loretta Waugh. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Whipple...
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SD Governor Orders Flags at Half-Staff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered all state government agencies to fly flags at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The attack by extremists on Tuesday killed four State Department employees, including American ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens,...
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Wednesday Brought the Midland Hometown Tour to the KGFX Airwaves

MIDLAND, S.D. – (DRG News) Did you catch yesterday’s KGFX Hometown Tour? Dorene Foster and Jeri Thomas took the Dakota Cruiser to Midland Wednesday for a visit with a number of community members there. The program originated from the Midland Fire Hall and Dorene spoke to several guests about Midland news, changes in the...
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APNewsBreak: BPI Sues ABC News for Defamation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Beef Products Inc. has filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News for its coverage of a meat product that critics dubbed “pink slime,” alleging the network misled consumers to believe the product is unhealthy and unsafe. The Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based company is seeking $1.2 billion in damages for roughly 200...
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Drought Stable in SD, Worsening in ND

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought conditions have changed little in South Dakota over the week but have worsened in North Dakota. South Dakota still remains harder-hit, with the U.S. Drought Monitor map showing 68 percent of the state in severe, extreme and exceptional drought. That’s down 1 percent from last week. The amount...
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Fire Crews Respond to Two Fires Near Wakpala and Rattle Snake Butte

MOBRDIGE, S.D. – (DRG News) With the dry weather and extreme winds, two fires started up along the railroad right of way near the Wakpala turn off and Rattle Snake Butte Tuesday. Steve Ipswich with BIA Fire said that McLaughlin, Mobridge, and BIA fire engines reported to the scene. Due to the location of...
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Mobridge PD Investigating Weekend Vehicle Theft

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Mobridge Police department received a call last weekend that there was a vehicle stolen from the 300 block of 3rd Avenue East in Mobridge. A 2010 Dodge Avenger was taken from the owner sometime Saturday night and shortly after the crime was reported, the Mobridge Police department found...
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Riggs Homecoming Events Continue-Tuesday Brought Great Weather for a Parade!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Activities continue today as Riggs High School celebrates Homecoming week. Tuesday was the annual Homecoming parade. Today’s dress up day will fit the theme “Elderly People Day” and the varsity volleyball game with the Lady Govs and Mitchell starts at 7:00 p.m. Friday is Green and White Day. Several...
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FEMA Homes Arriving on South Dakota Reservation

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The federal government is delivering mobile homes to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to help families displaced by a mid-July wind storm. The first of 20 Federal Emergency Management Agency homes arrived Tuesday. Oglala Sioux Tribe President John Yellow Bird Steele tells the Rapid City Journal...
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Rule Allowing Sale of 85-Octane Gasoline Approved

PIERRE,S.D.(AP) – A state legislative committee has approved a rule allowing the sale of 85-octane gasoline in western South Dakota, but only until next June 30. The Rules Review Committee was deadlocked a month ago on whether to allow retailers in western South Dakota to sell the lower-grade blend permanently. The compromise version approved...
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