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Tribal Group Lauds High Court’s Health Care Ruling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A national tribal advocacy group is praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that essentially upholds President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The National Congress of American Indians says Thursday’s ruling affirms the permanent reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act that passed with Obama’s Affordable Care Act. NCAI President...
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Historic Bench Won’t Be Returned to SD Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A circular bench will not be returned to South Dakota’s state Capitol rotunda despite a campaign to bring it back. The round leather couch dates back more than a century. It’s stored at the state Cultural Heritage Center. Pierre resident Wanda Dilley led a grassroots campaign to bring it back,...
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SD Official: ‘New Era’ in School Accountability

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Education Secretary Melody Schopp says the state’s waiver from key provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law “marks a new era in accountability for South Dakota schools.” South Dakota is among five additional states being freed from the 2002 law’s requirements in exchange for developing their...
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PFPHPC to Offer Tours of Fort Pierre’s Cedar Hill Cemetery Today

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre/Fort Pierre Historical Preservation Commission is offering a tour this evening of the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Fort Pierre. Since there is very limited parking at the cemetery site, individual trips to the location during the tour are being discouraged. Instead, organizers will offer bus rides, which...
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FPDC Sees 2012 As Bringing More Business Changes and Improvements in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Economic development continues to move ahead in Fort Pierre–after the 2011 flood changed the forward track that the community has been on. The directors for the Fort Pierre Development Corporation met in April for the group’s annual board retreat and set goals for the coming year. The group’s...
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Dakota Lakes Research Farm to Hold Annual Field Day Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today brings the annual field day to the Dakota Lakes Research Farm east of Pierre. Dr. Dwayne Beck, who manages Dakota Lakes, says the event is being hosted in partnership with South Dakota State University. Several topics will be covered. Beck says SDSU Extension Field Specialist Bob Fanning and...
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Ag Development Summit Held in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Ramkota RiverCentre hosted this year’s Governor’s Ag Development Summit which wrapped up yesterday. The event explored how to expand the state’s agricultural business sector. It was attended by South Dakota farmers, ranchers, business leaders, elected officials and other industry professionals. Governor Dennis Daugaard addressed attendees yesterday–stressing the importance...
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Ribbon Cutting Held Tuesday at Beck Motor Company’s New Building

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the new location for a long-time Pierre car dealership Tuesday. The grand opening was held for Beck Motor Company, which has been serving the Pierre area for more than 40 years. The Beck family announced last year that it would sell its...
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Lower Brule Man Pleads Guilty to Burglary in Federal Court

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Lower Brule man pled guilty in federal court to one count of an indictment that charged him with Third Degree Burglary. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 25-year-old Tyler Walters appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange last week and entered the guilty plea. Walters and another person broke...
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Sobriety Checkpoints Planned Across the State in July

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints set next month in several counties around the state. At least 13 counties will be the focus of the traffic stops, to help detect impaired drivers. Hughes County is one of those that will be part of the July sobriety checkpoint list....
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