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Judge Gives Okay to Use of McCahren Evaluation in Upcoming Hearing

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge has turned down a request by lawyers for a Pierre teenager-charged in the shooting death of another teen-to keep the boy’s comments on the case from being used at an upcoming transfer hearing.  17-year-old Braiden McCahren was indicted as an adult on charges of First Degree Murder,...
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1996 Stanley County Kidnapping and Homicide Case to be Looked at by Judge in Fort Pierre Courtroom Today

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A hearing will be held in Stanley County Circuit Court today regarding a 1996 kidnapping and homicide case.  Stanley County States Attorney Tom P. Maher says that Shawn Cameron Springer was convicted of Kidnapping in October of that year for his involvement in the kidnapping and murder of...
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47th Annual “Beaver Valley Horse Club Rodeo” Begins Tomorrow

Mobridge, S.D. (KOLY)- Beginning tomorrow it is the 47th annual “Beaver Valley Horse Club Rodeo”. It takes place in Strasburg, North Dakota. The Rodeo Begins at 7 P.M. both Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the wildride, with Calcutta. J.W. Winkelpleck professional rodeo clown and barrel man will be in attendance. Also there will be concessions...
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USDA, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Announce Partnership

FORT THOMPSON, S.D. (AP) – The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to streamline the process of homeownership on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation. Under the agreement, tribal members can work through the Crow Creek Housing Authority and GROW South Dakota to determine whether they are...
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New Interior Secretary Makes Emotional Pledge to Native Americans

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Sally Jewell made an emotional pledge in her first address to Indian Country as the 51st U.S. Interior secretary, saying she’ll help right past wrongs against Native Americans and work with tribes “nation-to-nation” to protect their sovereignty. Jewell fought back tears and paused to compose herself during remarks Thursday in...
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Report Requested by Governor Recommends Changes at Division of Insurance

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A report on the state Division of Insurance is recommending increasing oversight from supervisors, better staff communication and a new informal settlement process. Gov. Dennis Daugaard earlier this month requested the report from Department of Labor and Regulation Secretary Pam Roberts reviewing the division’s investigative procedures for consumer complaints on...
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SBA Disaster Assistance Available at Standing Rock-Organizations Should Register with FEMA

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Small Business Administration says low-interest federal disaster loans are available to certain private, nonprofit organizations on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation as a result of severe storms and flooding on May 25 through June 1. The SBA says that organizations that provide essential governmental services on the reservation...
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USDA Says Winter Wheat Prices Drop in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Agriculture Department says the preliminary winter wheat price for the month of June has dropped 36 cents from the previous month. The South Dakota office of the National Agriculture Statistics Service says the preliminary winter wheat price has fallen to $6.95. The spring wheat price, at $7.57,...
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Organizers Talk About This Year’s Oahe Farm and Ranch Show and Plans for the Coming Year

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 2013 Oahe Farm and Ranch Show is in the books.  The show was held at Oahe Speedway north of Pierre Tuesday and Wednesday.  Organizers say the attendance this year was up compared to last year’s show-which was managed by a different company.  Joan Deal, Show Director for the...
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Speaker List Announced for July 6 Deployment Ceremony for Guard’s 152nd CSSB

RAPID CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota National Guard has released the list of speakers who will be present in about a week for a deployment ceremony for the Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion-based in Pierre.  The ceremony for the unit’s 70 soldiers will be Saturday, July 6 at 10:00 a.m....
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