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$11M project proposed to improve North Dakota interstate

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – An $11 million project is planned to improve Interstate 94 in the Bismarck area for next year. The project comes just two years after an $11.4 million upgrade. The proposed enhancements include concrete pavement repair, asphalt overlay, slurry seals, bridge deck overlays, bridge deck replacements and the installation of a...
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State Historical Society makes more issues of historic newspapers available online

PIERRE, S.D. – New newspaper titles have been added to the growing online database of historical United States newspapers, according to the South Dakota State Historical Society. New titles recently added include the Sully County Watchman out of Clifton, 1883-1894; the State-Line Herald from North Lemmon in Adams County, N.D., 1908-1912; and the Lemmon...
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Stanley County School’s Marissa Jacobsen Selected as Post 2038 Teacher of the Year

Miss Marissa Jacobsen was selected as the VFW Post 2038 Teacher of the Year.  Jacobsen was selected for her innovative teaching, her use of resource development methods as well as her dedication to education.  Miss Jacobsen is a kindergarten teacher with the Stanley County School District.
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CRYP Gets $10,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has received a $10-thousand Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Challenge America category features National Endowment for the Arts support for projects that extend the reach of the arts to under served populations—those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity,...
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Dakota Cash jackpot won in Saturday’s drawing

The South Dakota Lottery’s Saturday night drawings featured a Dakota Cash jackpot winner. The winning ticket worth $156,940 was sold at the Fresh Start in Box Elder. The winning numbers were 1, 5, 9, 17 and 32 and the odds of hitting the jackpot were 1:324,632. The winner should sign the back of the...
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Beleaguered gunmaker Remington points to bankruptcy court

MADISON, N.C. (AP) – Remington, the gunmaker beset by falling sales and lawsuits tied to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, has reached a financing deal that would allow it to continue operating as it files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The maker of the Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle used in the Connecticut shooting that...
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District 24 Legislators Support Citizen Participation

At a Legislative Coffee event Saturday in Fort Pierre, District 24 legislators were asked about several bills that have been introduced that would limit how voters are able to participate in the initiative or referendum process. Representative Tim Rounds categorizes public involvement three ways.   Once idea Rounds does like is having one subject...
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Missouri River reservoirs ready for spring runoff

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The officials who manage the reservoirs along the Missouri River say the system is in good shape to handle this spring’s runoff. John Remus with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the reservoirs are ready to reduce flood risk in the region even though runoff is expected to be...
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Fatal shooting of Oglala Sioux police officer investigated

KYLE, S.D. (AP) – Federal and tribal officials are investigating the fatal shooting of an Oglala Sioux police officer. KNBN-TV says officials have identified the officer as 52-year-old Brian Gerard Garrett, of Kyle. The FBI says the officer has killed Saturday about 4:30 a.m. Saturday on the Pine Ridge Reservation during an apparent domestic...
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Pierre Police Department Holds Awards Banquet

The Pierre Police Department held its annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet last night. The event is a chance for city commissioners and department staff to review 2017 activity and show appreciation for the work done by the department. Communications Manager for the Central South Dakota Communications Center Cindy Gross was given the Chief’s Award....
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