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Biden: McGovern Was ‘Father of Modern Democratic Party’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Vice President Joe Biden says George McGovern should be remembered as the “father of the modern Democratic Party,” saying the former South Dakota senator helped open the party to women, young people and minorities. Biden spoke during a prayer service Thursday night in Sioux Falls honoring the 1972 Democratic...
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Mystery Snowman Contest Starts Monday-Pierre Chamber to Kick Off Holiday Campaign with Help from Jolly

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday will bring the first day that Pierre and Fort Pierre area residents can begin guessing “Who is Jolly the Mystery Snowman?” The mystery snowman contest kicks off the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce’s holiday campaign. The winner will take home $500 Pierre Pride Dollars. Chamber CEO Laura Schoen...
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SDPP to Hold Investor Meeting in Fort Pierre Tonight

HARROLD, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota Pulse Processors is continuing with a series of investor meetings in the state-and plans a stop tonight in Fort Pierre. Meetings started in September with the schedule including stops in Selby, Harrold, Oacoma, Pierre, Winner, Highmore, Gettysburg, Onida, Timber Lake and Philip. This month, meetings have been...
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Scouting for Food Drive to Culminate with Saturday Food Pick-up by Boy Scouts

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local Boy Scouts have been delivering Scouting for Food bags on doors around Pierre and Fort Pierre in recent days as they work on an annual drive to collect non-perishable goods for the local food bank. Scout leaders remind local citizens that if for some reason, a bag was...
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Stockgrowers to Meet Tonight in Kadoka-R-CALF’s Bill Bullard to Speak

RAPID CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) Kadoka’s Club 27 will host a supper and a meeting for the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association this evening. The featured speaker will be Bill Bullard, CEO of R-CALF USA. Stockgrowers Executive Director Silvia Christen says that Bullard is expected to speak about R-CALF’s recent lawsuit defending Country of...
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Hoven FFA’s Rausch Talks About National FFA Convention

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – (DRG News) More than 300 South Dakota FFA members are spending the next few days in Indianapolis, Indiana for the 2012 National FFA Convention and Expo. The convention features several different sessions, various keynote speakers, a rodeo; plus there are various tours and workshops, and awards are presented. In addition, an...
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Drought Conditions Ease Slightly in the Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought conditions have eased slightly in the Dakotas over the past week. The situation remains dire in South Dakota, however, with just under 57 percent of the state in the two worst categories of drought, extreme and exceptional. Last week, slightly more than 57 percent of the state was...
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Weather Service Scraps ‘Extreme Cold’ Warnings

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The National Weather Service is scrapping the use of “extreme cold” watches and warnings in the Upper Midwest in favor of the more familiar wind chill advisories and warnings. The weather service experimented with the “extreme cold” advisories in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota to emphasize that dangerous cold...
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SD Ballot Issues Seen as Referendum on Governor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – When South Dakota voters decide the fate of top ballot issues on Nov. 6, they will pass judgment on some of Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard’s key initiatives in his first two years in office. The ballot issues address cuts Daugaard and the Republican-dominated Legislature made to state spending for education...
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Effort Allows Remedial College Classes Sooner

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new effort by the South Dakota Department of Education and the Board of Regents will help the state’s college-bound juniors and seniors complete required remedial coursework before starting college-level courses. The Board of Regents requires students whose ACT sub-scores fall below 20 in math and 18 in English to...
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