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Bridge Painting Starts Today on Missouri River Bridge West of Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that painting is being done on the Missouri River Bridge on U.S. Highway 12 west of Mobridge. The work started today and should take four to five weeks to complete. The DOT says traffic will be reduced to one lane on the...
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Noem Encourages South Dakotans to Take Part in Postal Service Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) South Dakotans are being asked to take part in U.S. Postal Service surveys on reduced retail hours being proposed at certain post office locations. Representative Kristi Noem is encouraging people to fill out the surveys. On Friday, Noem said in a press release that the Postal Service proposed closing...
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Federal Disaster Coordinator Visits South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Department of Homeland Security official who coordinates the response of faith-based and volunteer organizations to presidentially declared disasters will visit South Dakota this week. The Rev. David L. Myers is director of the Homeland Security Department’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He will visit three South Dakota cities...
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Former SD County Clerk Pleads Not Guilty to Theft

KENNEBEC, S.D. (AP) – A former clerk of courts in South Dakota has pleaded not guilty to grand theft for allegedly stealing more than $1,100 in fines paid for traffic violations. Denise Rae Anderson, of Kennebec, is charged with one count of grand theft. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in...
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Custer Set to Rumble During Annual Buffalo Roundup

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – The hills of Custer State Park are set to rumble as the hooves of about 1,300 buffalo thunder across the prairieland during the 47th annual Buffalo Roundup. Thousands of spectators were set to begin clogging the park’s entrance at about 7 a.m. Monday in anticipation of the morning event. Entrance...
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Fatal Crash Occurs This Morning South of Herreid

HERREID, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle accident that killed a Mound City man early this morning. According to authorities, 27-year-old Bobby Allan Vargo was southbound on U.S. Highway 83 driving a 2004 Dodge Ram when the vehicle traveled onto the east shoulder, hit an approach...
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ACLU of SD Starts Campaign to Help People Vote

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota has started a campaign to provide people with information about how and when to vote. Robert Doody, executive director of the organization, says the Let Me Vote Campaign will counter discrimination against American Indians and other minority groups. Doody says the campaign...
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SD Troopers to Get Upgrades From Drug Control Fund

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol will receive about $215,000 from the state’s Drug Control Fund to assist in drug-control operations. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the money will be used to buy weapons and other equipment for the patrol. The drug control fund consists of money seized during drug...
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New NASA Photo Satellite to Join 40-Year Mission

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A fleet of picture-snapping NASA satellites that for 40 years has documented forest fires, tsunamis and everyday changes in the Earth’s geography is soon getting a new member. With Landsat 8 set for a February launch, nearly 140 scientists and engineers from more than 25 countries will gather in...
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Red Meat Production Up in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says commercial red meat production in South Dakota totaled 85.8 million pounds during August. The figure is up 3 percent from a year ago and up 21 percent from July. Commercial hog slaughter for South Dakota totaled 390,900 head during August, compared to 382,900...
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