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11th Annual Think and Drive Program Offered Various Messages to Area Students

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday brought the Dakota Radio Group’s annual Think and Drive-Stay Alive 2013 program to Riggs High School Theater.  The presentation was offered to students from eight different schools and included a discussion of messages from synthetic drugs to distracted driving.  Attorney General Marty Jackley was the first speaker of...
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SD Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Federal Money

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A woman on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota has pleaded guilty to embezzling federal money. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Donna Peterson from 1996 to 2008 managed an apartment complex in Mission where tenants received rent subsidy payments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development agency....
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SD Ranks Second in the Nation for Honey Production

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Honey production in South Dakota last year totaled 17 million pounds, the second-most in the nation behind North Dakota. The Agriculture Department says South Dakota production from producers with five or more colonies was up 3 percent over the year. Prices for the 2012 crop averaged $1.94 per pound,...
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No Powerball Winner? Officials Watch $320M Jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – No Powerball winner? It just means a bigger jackpot for the rest of us. Lottery officials say no ticket matched all the numbers in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, meaning the current $320 million jackpot could swell before the next drawing on Saturday. Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer says the...
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Red Meat Production Down 20 Percent From January

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – February commercial red meat production in South Dakota was down 20 percent from January. The South Dakota office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says the total of 80.3 million pounds for the month is down 1 percent from a year ago. February pork production was down in February,...
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Tribal President: Children Suffer From Removal

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The president of a South Dakota tribe suing the state’s Department of Social Services says Native American children suffer trauma and depression when they are wrongly removed from their homes. Oglala Sioux President Bryan Brewer says the state has for years removed Indian and non-Indian children from their family...
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SD Elderly and Disabled Face Tax Relief Deadline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say low-income elderly and disabled homeowners have until April 1 to apply for a property tax break. Under the program, a home’s assessed value for property tax purposes is prevented from increasing. If the actual value of the home increases, the homeowner still pays property taxes based...
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Pierre Teen Receives Ten Years for Second Degree Burglary

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre teen was sentenced Tuesday for his guilty plea to Second Degree Burglary.  18-year-old Lee Provancial was arrested last June after the Pierre Police officers were summoned to a Flag Mountain Drive residence where an intruder had been found.   Provancial pleaded guilty to the burglary charge in January...
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G F & P Releases 2013 Hunting Season Dates

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) No changes have been made for most big game hunting seasons for this year, compared to last year’s schedule.  The Game, Fish and Parks Commission has finalized most of the dates.  Seasons are decided in the spring of each year to give hunters a chance to plan their fall...
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New York Fugitive Arrested in Murdo Saturday After Foot Chase Through Town

MURDO, S.D. – (DRG News) A fugitive wanted in New York was captured over the weekend in Murdo.  Jones County Sheriff John Weber says officials had been advised to be on the lookout for 30-year-old Shane Jacobs.  The man’s last known address was Hector, New York.  Weber says that Jacobs was seen traveling westbound...
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