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Weather Service Offices in SD Get Radar Upgrade

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – National Weather Service offices in South Dakota have new radar equipment that will help meteorologists do a better job tracking the weather and informing the public. \Offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City and Sioux Falls got the upgrades. Sioux Falls Meteorologist Philip Schumacher tells the Argus Leader newspaper that the...
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SD Plans Ad Campaign to Find More Foster Parents

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is planning an advertising campaign to recruit more foster parents to care for children who have been removed from their families’ homes. The Department of Social Services has issued a request for proposals from companies to develop an advertising campaign that would feature first lady Linda Daugaard as...
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House Fire August 18, 2012 on East Robinson

Pierre Home Badly Damaged in Early AM Fire on Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Firefighters spent about four hours working to put out a fire in an east Pierre home Saturday morning. First Assistant Fire Chief for the PFD, Patrick Snyder, says the fire was reported at 1616 East Robinson, about 2:20 a.m. Snyder says the fire was already fully involved by...
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SD Officials Report 67 Cases of West Nile Disease

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Health Department reports that 26 more people have been found to have West Nile disease, bringing the total number of cases in the state so far this year to 67. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says mid-August is historically the peak time for the onset of West Nile...
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Pig

Official Says Eastern US Swine Flu Not Found in SD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says the recent outbreaks of swine flu in the eastern United States should not stop people from enjoying fairs in South Dakota. Oedekoven tells the Rapid City Journal that the strain of flu found in eastern states has not been found in South Dakota so...
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Sioux Tribes Upset Over Sale of Sacred Site in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A prime piece of real estate in South Dakota’s Black Hills is up for auction, worrying Native American tribes that consider the property sacred space. The land known as Pe’ Sla is privately owned, but members of the Great Sioux Nation have been allowed to gather there every year...
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Podium and Chairs

No State Fair Debate in SD Congressional Race

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – The two candidates for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House apparently will not debate at the South Dakota State Fair. Republican Rep. Kristi Noem earlier said she would not debate Democrat Matt Varilek at the State Fair because the event was being sponsored by the South Dakota Farmers...
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Test

SD Student Scores Remain Steady on Math, Reading

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota students’ scores in reading and math remained about the same in an annual test given to students across the state. About 62,000 students in grades 3-8 and 11 were tested last spring. The state Education Department reports that 75.5 percent of the students scored either proficient or advanced...
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South Dakota Man Sentenced to Prison for Assault

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Fort Thompson man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for assault. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson announced recently that 29-year-old Charles His Law was sentenced for the November 2011 incident. Johnson says His Law assaulted a woman, who suffered serious injuries. He pleaded guilty to the charge...
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Ad Group ‘Disappointed’ by Out-of-State Contract

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Advertising Federation says it is disappointed the state Department of Tourism has select an out-of-state company to perform a portion of its marketing for at least the next three years. The Department of Tourism recently announced it has selected two firms for marketing contracts: Sioux Falls-based...
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