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SD Senate Committee Endorses Gun Rights Measure

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has endorsed a measure that would put language in state law opposing any federal attempts to restrict the constitutional right to bear arms. The State Affairs Committee voted 8-1 to pass the measure, which next goes to the full Senate. The bill’s main sponsor, Sen....
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South Dakota Tribe Proposing $34 Million Casino

OACOMA, S.D. (AP) – The Lower Brule Sioux tribe is pursuing a $34 million casino along Interstate 90 just west of the town of Oacoma. Rapid City developer Richard Rangel told a crowd at the Oacoma Community Center on Tuesday night that the project is envisioned in two phases – a casino and travel...
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US Attorney From ND to Head Native American Group

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The U.S. attorney from North Dakota has been appointed to lead a Department of Justice group that aims to improve public safety on American Indian reservations. Timothy Purdon has been named chairman of the Native American Issues Subcommittee. The group is made up of 30 U.S. attorneys and is responsible...
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Daugaard Traveling to World Ag Expo Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard and representatives from the Department of Agriculture are traveling to California next week for the World Ag Expo in hopes of expanding the dairy industry in South Dakota. Daugaard and the Ag Department representatives will be at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., on Feb. 13-14....
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Labor Department Helps Students Find Internships

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Labor Department is encouraging college seniors and recent graduates to look for internships that provide training and can lead to permanent jobs. State Labor Secretary Pam Roberts says internships offer work experience, networking and an opportunity for students to improve their work records. She says businesses that...
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South Dakota’s Gas Price Average Skyrockets More Than .25 Cents in 20 Days

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s average gas price is said to be more than .25 cents above the state’s price less than a month ago.  AAA South Dakota says the average price today is $3.34, which is .26 cents higher than the average price on January 16.  Nine states reportedly have...
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Winter Fishing Weekend Draws Good Number of Participants

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Teams from central South Dakota placed well in the Pierre Winter Fishing Weekend that was held Saturday.  More than 115 teams participated in the third annual event.  Coordinator Todd Bowman says there was a good turnout and lots of prizes were given out.  There were 10-15 youngsters who signed...
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South Dakota Perspective Scheduled for Monday on DNN Stations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Join us Monday as we bring you the February broadcast of South Dakota Perspective.  Our first guest will be South Dakota State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger who will talk about the status of influenza and other issues.  We’ll also visit with Cindy Gerber-director of the South Dakota Driver Licensing Program. ...
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SD Senate Panel Endorses Teacher Recruitment Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has endorsed a scholarship plan aimed at recruiting new teachers for math, science and other critically needed subjects. The Education Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the idea and send the bill to the Senate Appropriations Committee, which will review the measure because it would...
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Janitor Claims American Flag Disrespected, Fired

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A man says he was fired from his job as a school custodian after posting photos on Facebook showing a crumpled up American flag. Local media report that Cesar Zakahi was fired Monday from his job at Stanley County School District after he posted photos over the weekend of...
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