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Local Republicans and Democrats to Meet Tuesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) The Hughes/Stanley County Republican Party will hold its Lincoln Day Dinner tomorrow in Pierre.  The event will take place at the Ramkota River Centre Convention Center.  Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.  During the meal, there will be various presentations that will...
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President’s Day Holiday Being Noted Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today is President’s Day and several entities are closed in honor of the holiday.  There is no school today and state government employees and federal workers have the day off, among others.  Rawlins Library is closed today, but it will reopen tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.  In addition, the Hughes...
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Eisenbeisz Crowned King of Hearts at Annual Dance Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Riggs High School student was crowned as King of Hearts at Sunday night’s formal dance.  Senior Carson Eisenbeisz was one of the ten candidates to be nominated for the honor.  He is the son of Hadly Eisenbeisz and Kristin Brost.  Eisenbeisz was crowned at midnight by Tomlynn Paulsen-Jones,...
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International Crop Expo Set in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Small grains, potatoes and soybeans are a big focus in Grand Forks this week. The International Crop Expo is Wednesday and Thursday at the Alerus Center. Agweek reports that organizers expect about 200 exhibits and about 5,000 people from the Dakotas, Montana and Canada. This year’s show will include...
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USDA to Begin 4-week General CRP Signup May 20

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture will open a four-week general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program on May 20. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement Saturday at the National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Minneapolis. He says the CRP was vital in later summer’s drought. He says it protected...
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South Dakota Legislature: What to Know This Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Senate and House committees on Health and Human Services will hold a joint hearing Wednesday on the possibility of expanding Medicaid to cover more low-income people as part of the national health care overhaul. A group of lawmakers, including leaders from both parties, recommended that the hearing be held...
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USD Hosting Exhibition About Former Governor Janklow

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – The University of South Dakota is hosting an exhibition showcasing documents and materials belonging to former Gov. Bill Janklow. Janklow died in January 2012 at age 72 from brain cancer. The exhibition, which runs until April 16 at the University Libraries, gives a background to the official and personal papers...
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Power Outages Hit Eastern Parts of Pierre Twice Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre now says power should be completely restored for about 300 utility customers in east and southeast portions of Pierre. Utilities Director Brad Palmer says electric service should have been turned back on for all impacted customers within the past 30-45 minutes. Power went out about...
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Aquatics Center Closed for a Few Days Due to Broken Pipe

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A broken pipe has resulted in the Pierre Aquatics Center having to be closed down this afternoon.  It will remain closed until further notice.  Jeff Filipek, CEO of the Oahe Family YMCA says the parts have been ordered and it will likely be fixed on Monday.  He believes the...
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SD House Panel Approves Longer Abortion Wait

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has approved a bill that could require some women seeking abortions to wait longer after first consulting with a doctor. South Dakota already has the longest waiting period in the nation at three days. The Judiciary Committee voted 9-2 to endorse a bill that would...
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