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SD Senate Committee Hears Bill on Arming Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee is looking at a bill that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns. The measure was passed earlier by the House. The Senate State Affairs Committee planned to hold a public hearing on the bill Friday. Supporters say school boards...
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Bray Named Republican of the Year at Tuesday’s Lincoln Day Dinner

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local woman was named Republican of the Year at this week’s Hughes and Stanley County Lincoln Day Dinner.  Teresa Bray received the honor on Tuesday.  Carrie Gonsor, vice-chair of the Hughes County GOP says in a press release that Bray has been heavily involved with the South Dakota...
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Ag Secretary Vilsack Names Two SD Men to Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) Two South Dakotans are part of a group of 20 people that have been appointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics.  The appointments were announced yesterday by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.  The group advises Vilsack on surveys of agriculture and other related...
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Pierre Man Sentenced on Charges of Simple Assault and Obstructing

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was sentenced yesterday for his no contest pleas to Simple Assault and Obstructing Law Enforcement.  19-year-old John Reddest was indicted on several charges after an altercation at a Pierre business last November.  Police were told that a knife had been pulled during the fight, but no...
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