May 2012 Debate Monroe and Perry

Fort Pierre Lawmaker Still Considering Whether to Ask for Recount in District 24 Senate Race

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre lawmaker says he has yet to decide whether he will ask for a recount–after unofficial results show a 36 vote difference in the Senate race for District 24. Tad Perry who has served as a District 24 Representative, ran against former lawmaker Jeff Monroe in the...
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May 2012 Debate House Candidates Duvall and Rounds

Duvall and Rounds Talk About Plans for Service to District 24

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The two District 24 House seats will be filled by one new and one familiar face, as two Pierre citizens won Tuesday’s election for the legislature. Tim Rounds and Mary Duvall were the top vote getters in the Republican race for the local House seat. Rounds previously served as...
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Girl Scout Cabin

Dakota Horizons Girl Scouts Holding Fundraiser for 122-Year-Old Girl Scout Cabin

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) June 16th will bring an event to Pierre to help raise money to repair and preserve the 122-year-old Girl Scout Cabin at Steamboat Park. Last year’s flood took a toll on the historic building. The structure needs a new roof and other repairs. The Pierre Girl Scouts have taken...
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Vote Here Sign

Gant: 21 Percent Voter Turnout Needs to be Better

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Secretary of State Jason Gant says he’s disappointed with Tuesday’s voter turnout of just above 21 percent. Gant tells KOTA television that democracy is decided by the people who show up and participate, and a 21 percent participation level is not a positive trend. He says his office is...
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Poker Chips

Casinos Ask State to Change Revenue Reporting

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – Deadwood casinos are asking South Dakota’s gambling commission to change the way it reports revenue figures to give a better picture of the industry’s health. Revenue figures released monthly by the state Commission on Gaming combine the amount gamblers wager of their own money in slot machines and at card...
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Governor Daugaard on KGFX

South Dakota Perspective to Feature Governor Daugaard and Tourism Secretary Hagen Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The June broadcast of South Dakota Perspective is coming up Monday on KGFX, KOLY and other affiliate stations of the Dakota News Network. Tune in for visits with South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard and State Tourism Secretary James Hagen. The program starts at 2:05 p.m. and we’d like to...
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Community Resource Officer Reminds Pierre Residents to Clear Yards of Weeds

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Community Resource Officer is reminding residents to take some time to take care of weeds on their property. Officer Brandon Boyd says that he notes that some yards have an abundance of weeds that are growing along sidewalks and curb lines. Boyd advises that residents work to get...
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Traffic Cone

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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Matt Varilek and Family

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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