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Sanford, USD Unite to Study Native American Health

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sanford Research and the University of South Dakota are embarking on a $13.5 million, five-year study examining Native American health issues. The first $1.5 million in funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to create a collaborative research center headquartered in Sioux Falls. In each...
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Senator Thune to Campaign for Fischer in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota will campaign for fellow Republican Deb Fischer, who is seeking Nebraska’s open U.S. Senate seat. Thune will appear Saturday in Lincoln with Fischer, who is seeking to replace retiring Democratic U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson. She’s up against former Nebraska governor and two-term U.S....
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Hughes County Officials Issue Arrest Warrant for Minnesota Man Who Allegedly Threatened the Governor and His Family

UNDATED – (DRG News) Authorities are searching for a Minnesota man who they allege threatened Governor Dennis Daugaard and his family. An arrest warrant has been issued in Hughes County for 53-year-old William Roman Becker of Monticello, Minnesota. Court papers say that Becker committed the offense of Threatening a Constitutional Officer and Threatening a...
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South Dakota Officials: Time For Your Flu Vaccination

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State health officials say influenza has come early to South Dakota. State epidemiologist Don Kightlinger says already this season, four cases have been confirmed, all in children. He adds that the vaccine is readily available this year and that “now is a good time to be vaccinated.” According to a...
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Police Seek Man They Say Threatened SD Governor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota authorities are looking for a man who they say threatened South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and his family. William Becker of Monticello, Minn., is also sought on a felony marijuana charge. KSFY-TV reports authorities believe the 53-year-old Becker in in southeastern South Dakota or southwestern Minnesota. A...
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Hand County Public Safety Exercise Goes Well-Organizers Come Away With Some Things to Work On

MILLER, S.D. – (DRG News) Organizers say a public safety exercise that took place yesterday in St. Lawrence went well. Hand County Sheriff Doug DeBoer says the county conducts an exercise each year. Yesterday’s scenario involved the report that a teenage boy had left his grandparents without permission. Searchers initially began looking for the...
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Railroad Grade Crossing to be Improved Next Week in East Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work will be done by Canadian Pacific Railway next week at a track crossing in east Pierre. Lynn Patton, Construction and Operations Manager for the City of Pierre says the rail company will be removing and reinstalling a new railroad grade crossing on Lowell Avenue between Highway 34 and...
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Gettysburg FD Puts Out Wednesday Grass Fire

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) Gettysburg firefighters answered a call to a ditch fire north of Gettysburg yesterday. Potter County Sheriff Curt Hamburger says the fire was reported about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. He says it likely started in a ditch along Highway 83 after a trailer blew a tire. The fire was contained to...
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2012 Tribute Dinner Honorees Named for November Event at Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Casey Tibbs Foundation has announced the list of those who will be honored at the annual Tribute Dinner this year. After looking over a list of several submissions, the Board of Directors chose to recognize the following people at the Tribute Dinner in November. Past Rodeo Great:...
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Vehicle Reported Stolen Wednesday from Pierre Parking Lot

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Police Department is investigating a stolen vehicle report. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says a vehicle was reported stolen from the City Parking Lot yesterday. Officers are looking for a 2005 Dodge Caravan, blue in color. The vehicle’s license plate is 36N D09. When it was taken, the...
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