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Eagle Butte Man Convicted of Assault in Federal Court

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man was convicted during a federal jury trial last week of one count of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and one count of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.  31-year-old Leon Donald Farlee was found guilty of the charges as part of a four day federal...
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Services Set for Dallas Heninger-SCHS Students Dismissed for a Time Tuesday to Allow Them to Attend Funeral

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Funeral services have been set for a local teen that lost his battle to cancer over the weekend.  17-year-old Dallas Heninger died on Saturday at Avera St. Mary’s HealthcareCenter.  Heninger, who would have graduated this spring with the Stanley County High School Class of 2013, began his battle with...
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Mayor Gill: Funding from CNCS to be Used to Support Senior Volunteer Activities

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre announced last week that more than $62,000 in new funding has been given to a group of Pierre area senior volunteers.  Mayor Laurie Gill said Friday that Avera St. Mary’s Foundation received the $62,137 grant that will support senior volunteer activities through Retired and Senior...
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SD Students Display Research Work in State Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A dozen undergraduate students from South Dakota colleges and universities will display their research work in the state Capitol in Pierre this week. The students will present their projects to state lawmakers and the public Wednesday in the Capitol rotunda. Jack Warner, the state Board of Regents executive director, says...
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U.S. Attorney to Speak at Workshop About Sex Trafficking in SD Next Month

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson is one of several speakers scheduled to discuss sex trafficking in South Dakota during a workshop next month in Rapid City. The Rapid City Journal reports the South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic and Sexual Violence and Native Women of the Great Plains Society are sponsoring...
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How Automatic Budget Cuts Could Affect SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers reflect the impact of the cuts this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts are set to take effect from March-September. As to whether states could move money around to...
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Contract for New Stanley County Superintendent Approved

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The new superintendent of Stanley County Schools will be getting a raise over the current administrator’s salary. The Capital journal reports that Dan Martin, who starts in the position in July, will earn $85,000 during his first year, about $6,000 more than the district’s current administrator. Martin’s pay will increase...
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South Dakota Legislature: What to Know This Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee is preparing to put together the state budget for the year that begins July 1. This week in the legislative session, economists from the governor’s budget office and the Legislature’s staff are expected to estimate how much revenue the state will collect in the remainder...
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Fundraising Begins for Lindbergh Marker in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – History buffs in Pierre are raising money to buy a marker to commemorate the spot where famed aviator Charles Lindbergh landed the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927. The Pierre/Fort Pierre Historic Preservation Commission has reached one-third of its $3,000 goal. Gordon Koch, the commission’s chairman, says the South Dakota...
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Oacoma Tourist Stop Al’s Oasis on I-90 Getting New Owner

OACOMA, S.D. (AP) – An iconic restaurant visited by Interstate 90 travelers as they cross the Missouri River is getting a new owner. The Daily Republic reports that Al’s Oasis will now be operated by a partnership formed by U.S. Hotels, a subsidiary of the Sioux Falls-based Ramkota Companies. The Mueller family, which has...
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