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Some Intersections and Street Segments Closed in Pierre for Construction Work

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Motorists driving in Pierre should note a few street and intersection closures that are in effect today and for the next few days. Lynn Patton, Construction and Operations Manager for the city says the intersection of Huron Avenue and Pleasant Drive is closed-as crews are installing two storm catch...
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Grass Fire Burns 4-500 Acres Near Marcus Tuesday

FAITH, S.D. – (DRG News) A grass fire burned about 4-500 acres in Meade County yesterday. The fire burned about a mile and a half east of Marcus much of the morning Tuesday—according to Faith Fire Chief Justin Haines. Firefighters from Faith, Enning and Opal responded to the report of the grass fire about...
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SD Demo Congressional Candidate Faces Tough Task

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Newly minted congressional candidate Matt Varilek acknowledges he faces a tough challenge against Republican Rep. Kristi Noem in the race for South Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat. But Varilek says he can overcome Noem’s advantage as an incumbent in a heavily Republican state because he will appeal to middle-class...
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Primary Election Results Are In For North Central South Dakota

Mobridge, S.D. (DRG News) The results for Tuesday’s Primary election are in for North Central South Dakota with only 21.1% voter turn-out according to South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant. The Walworth County Commissioner race was as close as it could be with Richard Godkin holding on to a 1 vote win over...
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Secretary of State Happy With Election Process Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Yesterday’s election in the eyes of South Dakota’s Secretary of State went well. Jason Gant says there were few glitches to report and the process went smoothly statewide. Gant had predicted voter turnout might exceed 25%, but he said yesterday, it would likely be about 21%. Results were made...
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School Board Races and Other Issues Decided Tuesday in Parts of State

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Some voters cast their bellots for school board and other city issues. Here are DRG listening area results provided by the South Dakota Secretary of State’s Office: School Board Member – Pierre – 32-2 – Non-Partisan – Precincts Reporting: 14/14 Randy Hartmann – 1746 – 32.30 % Mary Fischer-Healy...
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Several County Races Tallied in Dakota Radio Group Listening Area Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) These are some results from area county races that were on ballots Tuesday. Results provided by the Secretary of State’s Office. County Commissioner – District 4 – Campbell – Republican – Precincts Reporting: 5/5 (I) LeRoy Sandmeier – 41 – 37.27 % Scott Rau – 69 – 62.73 %...
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Election Results for DRG Area State Lawmaker Races

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Here are the results from some South Dakota Legislative Races from Tuesday. Results provided by the Secretary of State’s Office. State Representative – 22 – 22 – Democratic – Precincts Reporting: 16/16 Doug Kazmerzak – 461 – 20.19 % Dale Hargens – 764 – 33.46 % Peggy Gibson –...
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Romney Wins GOP Presidential Primaries in 3 States

WASHINGTON (AP) – Mitt Romney has won the South Dakota Republican presidential primary, adding to a delegate total that already exceeds the number needed to win the nomination. Presidential primaries were also held in New Jersey, New Mexico, Montana and California. A total of 264 delegates were at stake in Tuesday’s contests, and Romney...
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3 Candidates Endorsed by Daugaard Lose Senate Bids

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s endorsement apparently didn’t mean much to South Dakota voters when it came to choosing state senators. Of the five candidates endorsed by the governor, three lost their bids – including incumbent Republican Sen. Tom Nelson. Nelson was defeated by Spearfish businessman and Lawrence County Commissioner Bob...
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