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President Orders Flags at Half-Staff for Senator Specter

wASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) Flags are to be at half-staff today to honor a former U.S. Senator. 82-year-old former Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania died on Sunday. President Barack Obama has called for flags to fly at half-staff until sunset today in memory of Specter.
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Monday Forum Included Discussion on Hughes County Wheel Tax Referral

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday brought a 2012 Election Issues Forum-sponsored by the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee. The forum drew more than 40 people and featured discussion for and against Referred Law 14 and 16, Initiated Measure 15 and the Hughes County Wheel Tax. The tax ordinance was passed...
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SD Harvest Advances with Good Weather

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s row crop harvest advanced substantially again last week, with nearly all the soybeans harvested. The U.S. Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that 98 percent of the soybean crop was harvested, up from last year’s pace and well ahead of the five-year average....
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Ex-Presidential Nominee George McGovern in Hospice

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern has moved into hospice care near his home in South Dakota. His daughter told The Associated Press on Monday that the longtime South Dakota senator is “coming to the end of his life.” Ann McGovern declined to elaborate, but noted her 90-year-old father’s...
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Gov. Daugaard: Execution Marks ‘Sad Day’ for SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the execution of prison guard killer Eric Robert marks a “sad day for South Dakota.” Daugaard says in a Monday night statement that executions are rare in the state and are “warranted only with extreme forethought and certainty.” Robert died at 10:24 p.m. Monday...
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Investigating Continues After Vehicle Stolen from Fort Pierre Found in North Dakota

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An investigation continues after six people were taken into custody in North Dakota following the discovery of a vehicle that was stolen from Fort Pierre. Chief Deputy Greg Swanson of the Stanley County Sheriff’s Office says law enforcers were looking into the report of an abandoned car-which appeared...
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SDHP Holds Sobriety Checkpoint Early Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Squad of the South Dakota Highway Patrol held a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday morning in Stanley County. Sergeant Doug Sorensen of the Highway Patrol says the check was set up on U.S. Highway 14 near the Missouri River Bridge in Stanley County. The hour-long traffic stop was...
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Fallen Firefighters Honored at Sunday Memorial Service

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An estimated 150 people were on hand Sunday to honor firefighters who have died in the line of duty in South Dakota. The annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service was held along Capitol Lake yesterday afternoon. The ceremony featured comments from South Dakota Firefighters Association President Denny Gorton, South Dakota...
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Airport Manager Pleased with Sunday Response to Aircraft Landing Gear Emergency

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Airport Manager says he was pleased with the response by emergency agencies to a report yesterday that a passenger plane was flying into Pierre with landing gear issues. The Great Lakes Aviation aircraft was said to be having troubles with its landing gear and emergency crews were notified...
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Ceremony Held For Relocated Army Guard Unit

MILLER, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Army National Guard has honored a unit that is being relocated. Sunday’s ceremony was for Miller’s Detachment 2, Company A, 139th Brigade Support Battalion. The unit will conduct their drill training in Redfield for several months before moving to Watertown once a Readiness Center is completed. The...
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