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SD Legislative Leaders Chosen for 2013 Session

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Rapid City Republican lawmaker David Lust has been re-elected majority leader in the South Dakota House. Lust’s re-election Saturday follows the earlier re-election of Wentworth Republican Russell Olson as Senate majority leader. Members of the minority Democrats also have re-elected leaders, for both chambers. Bernie Hunhoff of Yankton was...
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FBI IDs Remains Found on South Dakota Reservation

  FORT THOMPSON, S.D. (AP) – The FBI has identified remains found on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation in South Dakota as that of a 15-year-old girl. The FBI says the remains were discovered Oct. 19 and belong to Shauntae Hope Marks. Marks had been missing since May. The body was found in a...
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Judge in Beef Products Lawsuit Recuses Himself

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge overseeing a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit filed by a South Dakota beef processing company against ABC News has recused himself from the case. Judge Lawrence L. Piersol recused himself from the case that is being heard in U.S. District Court for the District of South...
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President of TIPs Board Talks About TIPs Program and Educational Trailer

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A non-profit organization continues working to spread the word about the impact of poaching in South Dakota and takes calls from those who see violations of hunting and fishing regulations.  The Turn in Poachers Program or TIPs is a private, non-profit organization which is run by Wildlife Protection...
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Suicide Prevention Presentation for Today and Tomorrow Cancelled

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A presentation entitled Hope…When Nothing Else Matters, which was to be made at Pierre/Fort Pierre area schools and at the Chamber of Commerce today and tomorrow has been cancelled.  The Suicide Prevention Presentation was to feature Beverly Cobain-who is a nationally recognized speaker, educator and workshop leader on...
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Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony Tuesday in Pierre

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the South Dakota Capitol in Pierre is set for Tuesday evening. Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill will light the Capitol Christmas trees at 7 p.m. The Capitol Christmas display includes nearly 100 trees that are decorated by volunteers from...
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SD Winter Wheat Crop Continues Slow Emergence

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s winter wheat crop is more than half way emerged, but well behind last year’s pace. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop and weather report that winter wheat is 53 percent emerged, behind last year’s estimate of 100 percent and the five-year average...
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Pierre Social Security Office Seeing Office Hour Changes Starting Today

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Social Security Office will be open new hours starting today.  The office will be open to the public Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., which is a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday.  Agency employees will continue...
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Alcohol Compliance Check Conducted in Pierre, Hughes County and Fort Pierre Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department and other local law agencies conducted an Alcohol Compliance Check on Friday at businesses in Pierre, Fort Pierre and Hughes County.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says 18 businesses were visited as part of the compliance check.  11 of the businesses were in Pierre, 3...
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Man Arrested Sunday After Minor Stabbing Incident Reported

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man was arrested around mid-day Sunday after police were told that a person had sustained a minor stab wound earlier in the day.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were called to the Capitol Inn and Suites on Sunday morning just before four o’clock.  He says a...
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