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19 South Dakota Teens Training as Youth Troopers in Pierre

   PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Nineteen South Dakota teenagers will train with the Highway Patrol in Pierre for the third annual Youth Trooper Academy this week.  The American Legion is a co-sponsor of the event and helped select the soon-to-be high school seniors.   Maj. Rick Miller is the Highway Patrol assistant superintendent.  He says...
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Volunteers Flock to Tornado-Damaged South Dakota Town

 WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) – More than 100 people are helping clean up tornado damage in Wessington Springs.  Monday was the first day volunteers were allowed into the southeastern South Dakota town where the June 18 tornado damaged dozens of homes and businesses. The Red Cross is feeding the volunteers through Friday.  Volunteer Tim...
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Hot Springs Hospital an Endangered Historic Place

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named a century-old hospital in Hot Springs for war veterans as one of America’s 11 most endangered historic places.   Battle Mountain opened in 1907 to treat Civil War veterans with lung or respiratory problems. The National Park Service says the Black...
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Legal Sale of Fireworks in SD Begins Friday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The legal sale of fireworks in South Dakota begins Friday. The Department of Public Safety says state law allows the purchase and discharge of fireworks from June 27 until the Sunday after July 4. That means this year it’s legal to discharge fireworks through July 6. Fire Marshal Paul Merriman...
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