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Rapid City Man Faces Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Rapid City man was arrested Friday morning after police were told of a hit and run traffic collision in central Pierre. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says dispatchers were told of a hit and run accident at the intersection of Broadway and Jefferson Avenues about 8:40 a.m. Blemaster...
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Walleye Increase Proposed for Lake Oahe in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota biologists are proposing to increase the walleye limit on Lake Oahe next year. Under the proposal for 2013, the daily walleye limit for the lake would be doubled. Anglers could take eight walleyes per day, four of which could be 15 inches or longer. The possession limit would...
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Two Rehabilitated Eagles Released into Wild in SD

COLUMBIA, S.D. (AP) – Federal wildlife officials have released two rehabilitated golden eagles back into the wild in northeastern South Dakota. The eagles that were sickened by parasites, infections and malnutrition were brought to the Oahe Wildlife Center in Pierre in July, and brought back to good health. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...
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Man Pleads Guilty for Assault on Federal Officer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has pleaded guilty for punching a police officer. Matthew Dupris of Eagle Butte, is charged with assaulting a federal officer. He faces a maximum penalty of eight years in prison. Authorities say the 24-year-old Dupris hit an officer in the face while he was being...
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SD Death Row Inmate to be Executed Today

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is set to execute its first prisoner on death row in five years and only the second in more than six decades. Fifty-year-old Eric Robert is to die by lethal injection at 10 p.m. Monday. Groups opposed to the death penalty plan a vigil outside of the...
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Great Lakes Plane Lands Safely After Landing Gear Concerns

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Great Lakes Aviation aircraft landed safely this morning after reporting that there was a possible landing gear issue with the plane. Pierre Airport Manager Mike Isaacs says responders in Pierre were notified about 10:40 a.m. that an inflight emergency had been declared-as some type of trouble was noted...
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Judge Orders Reprinting of SD Voter pamphlets

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A circuit court judge ordered Secretary of State Jason Gant to place an opposing statement on a proposed constitutional amendment in an election guide. Judge Mark Barnett says Gant broke the law by not including opposition statements on a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot. Sen. Stan Adelstein had...
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SD National Guard Wins Workplace Safety Award

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Safety Council has given the South Dakota National Guard awards for excellence in workplace safety and health. The Army and Air National Guard were among 59 employers who were recognized recently at the annual Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon. State Adjutant General Tim Reisch says the safety awards...
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SD Municipal League Denies Misuse of Public Funds

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Municipal League says it did not use public funds to support passage of a measure on this year’s ballot. Democratic state Rep. Peggy Gibson of Huron has asked state officials to investigate whether the organization that represents cities violated state law by allegedly using taxpayer dollars to...
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US Sen. Johnson Gives SD Democratic Party $70K

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson has given $70,000 to the South Dakota Democratic Party to help with the party’s campaign efforts. Johnson’s donation was reported in the party’s August campaign report filed with the Federal Election Commission. The Argus Leader reports there is no limit on how much money federal...
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