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Oahe Marina Holding Event Friday As Part of Dam Anniversary and Raising Money for Flood Relief

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Stanley County business will be holding an event tomorrow as part of the Oahe Dam’s 50th Anniversary Commemoration being noted Friday and Saturday. Oahe Marina, located just below the dam, is planning an “After the Flood” community celebration. It will also be a fundraiser to help those...
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MDU Resources CEO Retiring, New Chief Named

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The president and chief executive officer of MDU Resources Group is retiring. Terry Hildestad spent 38 years with the Bismarck-based company. It has interests in energy, mining, construction and electric and gas utility service. The company says David Goodin will succeed Hildestad in January. Goodin is president and chief executive...
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US Forecast: Drought Leveling off in Midwest

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Federal weather forecasters say the drought appears to be leveling off, although it is likely to continue at least through November. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center Forecasters previously had predicted the drought would linger through October. But the center said Thursday it appears the drought isn’t...
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Drought Slows Economy in Midwest, Western States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An economic index for 10 Midwest and Western states has dropped again, and an economist says the drought is “dampening economic activity across the region.” The Rural Mainstreet Index dropped further into negative territory this month, hitting 47.1, compared with 47.9 in July and 56.7 in June. The index is...
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Court Upholds Death Sentence in SD Guard Killing

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an inmate who killed a state prison guard during a failed escape attempt. Fifty-year-old Eric Robert pleaded guilty to killing Ron Johnson in April 2011 and asked to be executed for the crime. A circuit judge sentenced Robert to...
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Former First Lady to be Deputy Secretary of State

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakota first lady Pat Miller will become deputy secretary of state. Secretary of State Jason Gant says he hired Miller as his deputy because she has extensive experience as an administrator in business and state government. Miller is married to former Gov. Walter Dale Miller, who was governor...
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Boost in SD Newspaper Rates for Legal Ads Blocked

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has at least temporarily blocked a proposed 3 percent increase in the rates cities, counties and school districts pay newspapers to print their minutes and other legal notices. The Legislature’s Rules Review Committee decided to hold another hearing on the issue in September. The state...
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Winner Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Voluntary Manslaughter

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Winner man pled guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter in federal court. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 19-year-old Taylor White Buffalo made an appearance yesterday before U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange and admitted his guilt to the charge. Federal officials say that White Buffalo was intoxicated and upset on April...
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School Starts Next Week for Pierre and Stanley County Students

UNDATED – (DRG News) Preparations continue in the Pierre and Stanley County School Districts; for the start of a new school year. School begins August 22 in both districts. Yesterday, a new teacher in-service was held for instructors in Pierre schools, as attendees learned about administrative issues in the morning and later in the...
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It’s Country Cookin’ Time! Annual Fundraiser at CYI in Fort Pierre Tonight

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An annual benefit that helps to fund the operations of the Community Youth Involved Center and the Senior Center in Fort Pierre is being held this evening. The Country Cookin’ supper takes place at the Community Center and preparations for the event have been underway for some time....
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