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Man Gets 10 Years for Stomping on Another’s Head

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A McLaughlin man was sentenced to just over 10 years in federal prison for stomping a man on the head and face with his feet. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 21-year-old Ross Dean Farrell earlier pleaded guilty to assault with intent to commit murder. Prosecutors say that last October...
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Jason Gant

SD Secretary of State Won’t Seek Second Term

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says he won’t seek a second term in office. Gant says he’s looking forward to returning to the private sector at the end of his term, which runs through the end of 2014. Gant says he has accomplished his goals, including creating an...
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Displays in Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Set Up as Part of Today’s Patriot Day

UNDATED – (DRG News) As it does at various times throughout the year, the Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club is displaying the United States and South Dakota flags across the Missouri River Bridge in observance of today’s Patriot Day.   Today is a day of remembrance to honor those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks...
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Senator John Thune

Thune Discusses Syrian Issue-Has Had Lots of Input from Constituents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) Senator John Thune says he’s been hearing the opinions of South Dakotans, both via phone calls to his office and in recent stops around South Dakota-regarding what the nation should do about chemical attacks on Syrian citizens that are said to have been linked to Syrian President Bashar Assad....
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