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Fire Destroys Wounded Knee Massacre Museum in SD

WALL, S.D. (AP) – An electrical fire has destroyed a museum in South Dakota dedicated to the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Rapid City Journal reports that the Sunday fire burned 80 percent of the building in the town of Wall along with the 30 exhibits inside. Museum...
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September 6, 2012 Drought Monitor

Drought Conditions Worsen in South Dakota

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota State University officials say drought conditions have worsened in South Dakota as hot, dry weather returned last week after a brief period of cooler temperatures. SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist Laura Edwards says the latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows parts of southeastern South Dakota in exceptional drought, the...
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SD Hall of Fame Induction Starting Today

OACOMA, S.D. (AP) – Ten more people will be inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame during a two-day event starting Friday in Chamberlain. Hall of Fame officials say the honorees have contributed to the development and heritage of South Dakota. They’ll be inducted during an event at the South Dakota Hall of...
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Daugaard to Chair NGA Natural Resources Committee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has been selected as chairman of the National Governor’s Association’s natural resources committee. The committee presides over issues involving land and agriculture management, water, energy and the environment. Daugaard says he’s honored by the selection and looking forward to the challenge, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett...
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SD Grants Available for Rural Youth Groups

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has money available for grants to help rural youth organizations with projects aimed at improving communities or enhancing public safety. Grants are open to 4-H clubs, FFA chapters and Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapters. Basic grants are limited to $750 and...
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US Attorneys Meet with Tribal Officials

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Criminal prosecutions have increased by about 25 percent on American Indian reservations in the Dakotas in recent years though tribal officials say public safety personnel and funding are lacking. Fifteen U.S. attorneys who make up the Department of Justice’s Native American Issues Subcommittee met in Bismarck on Thursday to discuss...
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Affidavit Sheds Light on Attempted Murder Charge

KENNEBEC, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man indicted for attempted murder and other charges allegedly kidnapped his 10-year-old daughter, fired a gun near her head, struck her with the butt of a gun and shot her dog. Thirty-five-year-old Clinton Brown, of Presho, faces 14 felony charges and three misdemeanors. He is being held...
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Man to be Sentenced in October for Attempted Assault of an Officer and Other Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man entered guilty and no contest pleas yesterday to charges from an early August crime that was reported in a northeast Pierre residence. 20-year-old Jerald Noisy Hawk was charged with Attempted Aggravated Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer, Sexual Contact without Consent and Simple Assault Domestic Violence. Police...
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Pierre Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges From August Law Enforcement Chase

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man pled not guilty to charges that arose after a law enforcement chase occurred north of Pierre last month. 63-year-old Paul Hansen was indicted on three different charges. It’s reported that an officer recognized Hansen August 22 as he was driving in northwest Pierre and the officer...
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Memorial Funds Set Up for Gettysburg Men Who Died After Exposure to Sewer Gas at Lift Station/OSHA Investigating

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) Memorial funds have been set up for two men-a father and son-who perished while working at a sewer lift station west of Gettysburg Tuesday. 50-year-old Kirk Hansen and his son, 20-year-old Erik Hansen-were overcome by sewer gasses while they worked at West Whitlock Resort area on Tuesday. Erik Hansen...
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