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SD Department of Health Confirms More Than 50 Cases of Whooping Cough in 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Health says it has confirmed more than 50 cases of whooping cough statewide this year and the majority of those have been in Lawrence County. The Rapid City Journal reports that the state has so far confirmed 51 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough....
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Federal Help Sought for June Flooding and Tornado in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s three members of Congress have asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for three counties hit last month by a tornado and flooding. In a letter to the president, Rep. Kristi Noem and Sens. Tim Johnson and John Thune requested federal help for Jerauld, Lincoln, and...
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Sally Boyd pinning her son-new Pierre Police Sergeant Brandon Boyd-at a ceremony Wednesday at the PD offices.

Pierre P.D. Promotes Officer to Patrol Sergeant

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre native has been promoted to a Patrol Sergeant within the ranks of the Pierre Police Department. Officer Brandon Boyd will have been with the Pierre P.D. for 11 years on July 7. He has also served as Pierre’s Community Resource Officer since 2010. Yesterday, he was officially...
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Governor Awards Block Grant to Midland to Help Plug a Geothermal Well

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The community of Midland has been given about a half million dollars in funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to help with plugging an unsafe geothermal well. Governor Dennis Daugaard awarded $515,000 in CDBG Urgent Need Funding to Midland. Daugaard says in a release that he...
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