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34 min ago | KOTA-TV Rapid City

Two new Highway Patrol troopers stationed in Belle Fourche

Highway Patrol Trooper, Trey Bedford, just started his job as part of the Northern Plains Squad, which covers Butte County all the way up to the North Dakota line.

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Related Topix: Belle Fourche, SD, Butte County, SD, Prison, Sioux Falls, SD

Wed Apr 23, 2014

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Kingswood Rummage sale begins; some sellers working for a cause

Sioux Falls rummage sale fans didn't let the wind slow them down as the 36th annual Kingswood Rummage Sale began Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Weather, South Dakota Government

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Traffic backed up on I-29 south of Sioux Falls

Traffic is delayed near the Davis/Hurley exit on Interstate 29 after a crash in that area.

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Related Topix: South Dakota Government, Transgender

The Miami Herald

Some South Dakota GOP support help for immigrants

In this Feb 6, 2014 file photo, South Dakota state Rep. Scott Ecklund, R-Brandon, a sponsor of the bill to provide prenatal care to immigrant women who are not citizens, speaks during a committee hearing Thursday, Feb 6, 2014, in Pierre, S.D. Ecklund says the measure to provide prenatal care to immigrant women will save babies lives and save the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pierre, SD, Immigration Reform, US News, US Governors, Dennis Daugaard, Sioux Falls, SD

Washington Times

Some South Dakota GOP support help for immigrants

Some Republicans in conservative South Dakota are putting the contentious politics of immigration reform aside and backing a measure to provide prenatal care to women living in the state illegally whose children will become citizens of the United States.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Governors, Dennis Daugaard

KELO-TV Sioux Falls

Attorney: Warden Broke Policies Before Johnson Murder

Attorneys for the wife of former South Dakota Correctional Officer Ron RJ Johnson say retired South Dakota State Penitentiary Warden Doug Weber inappropriately moved inmates Eric Robert and Rodney Berget out of a maximum security unit which led to the 2011 escape attempt and the murder of Officer Johnson.

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Related Topix: Prison, South Dakota Government, State Prisons, South Dakota State Penitentiary, Jameson Annex

KELO-TV Sioux Falls

SD Board OKs Studies On Roads, Wine Distribution

A South Dakota legislative board has approved two summer study committees on topics that will likely lead to proposed legislation during the 2015 session.

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KTIV-TV Sioux City

Siouxland Senator pays a visit to Yankton, SD archery center

YANKTON, South Dakota - A Siouxland Senator paid a visit to Yankton, South Dakota Tuesday to a facility he calls one of South Dakota's 'greatest untold stories.'

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Thune, US Senate, Republican, Yankton, SD, Vermillion, SD, Iowa State University

Tue Apr 22, 2014

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South Dakota tribes take their KXL fight to Washington

The president's decision to approve or reject the Keystone XL Pipeline may be months away, but South Dakota's tribes are joining with other Native American groups, landowners, and environmental advocates this week in demanding they not only be heard - but seen as well.

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Related Topix: National Mall, US National Parks

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FBI: Vahey molested at least 90 students

They say William James Vahey is a suspected serial child molester, who began the acts in the early 70's.

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Related Topix: Sioux Falls, SD

KOTA-TV Rapid City

South Dakota ranks in Top Five States for Taxpayers' Return on Investment

A national group's research suggests overall, KOTA Territory taxpayers get a pretty good return on their investment.

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Related Topix: Rapid City, SD, Pennington County, SD

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Rounds has clear cash edge heading toward primary

Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has the clear edge in campaign cash heading toward the June Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mike Rounds, US News, US Senate, US Governors, Democrat, Tim Johnson, South Dakota Government

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

SD Electric Co-op Getting Aid For Storm Repairs

An electric cooperative in western South Dakota is getting more than $20 million to help cover damages caused by an early October blizzard.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News

Roll Call

Homesick South Dakotans Take Heart, Taco John Is on the Way

That's when members of the South Dakota State Society will once again crank out mountains of the take-out joint's signature Potato Ole to feed the homesick masses.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

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South Dakota 125th: The return of Wagon Trains to South Dakota

The early pioneers had about three modes of transportation: boats on the Missouri River, trains where rail lines had been laid and wagons to cross the prairies.

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Related Topix: Fort Pierre, SD, Wessington Springs, SD, Tripp, SD, Plankinton, SD, Tabor, SD

KOTA-TV Rapid City

SD National Guard volunteer to clean up storm damage at Rapid City park

Earth Day is April 22nd and each year members of the South Dakota National Guard do something to help local communities.

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Related Topix: Rapid City, SD, US National Guard, US Military, Life, Holidays, Earth Day

South Dakota Newspaper Association

Chet Brokaw to receive Distinguished Service Award

Chet Brokaw, who for more than three decades covered state government and most every major news event in South Dakota as a reporter and correspondent for The Associated Press, will receive South Dakota Newspaper Association's Distinguished Service Award during the group's upcoming convention.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dennis Daugaard, Iowa State University, Journalism, University of Missouri, Pierre, SD

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Tribes irked by slow start to US land buyback program

Many of the nation's tribal leaders say the Obama administration is moving far too slowly with a massive plan to spend $1.9 billion to buy back thousands of parcels of land that have been sold over the years on U.S. Indian reservations.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

SD Birth Rate Rising After Recession Slump Apr. 20

South Dakota's birth rate is on the rise after seeing a slump caused by the economic prospects during the recession.

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Related Topix: South Dakota Government

Sat Apr 19, 2014

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Lemmon native save soldiers in Afghanistan

The Bismarck Tribune reports that military contractor Dave Jensen received the Secretary of Defense Medal of Valor during a recent ceremony at the Pentagon.

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Related Topix: Lemmon, SD, US Military, US Army, Rapid City, SD, Rapid Valley, SD

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