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Bear in Child Car Seat

SD Officials Vow to Save Child Car Seat Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s pledge to reduce infant mortality in South Dakota faces a challenge because of a federal decision to stop funding a state program that provides child car seats to needy families. The Argus Leader of Sioux Falls reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has told...
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Regents to Meet This Week in Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Regents is meeting this week in Brookings. The regents plan to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday with private executive sessions that run through 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The board’s business meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Volstorff Ballroom 101 on the South Dakota State...
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New Benefits Available to Some Jobless SD Veterans

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Labor Secretary Pam Roberts says unemployed veterans may qualify for additional education, vocational rehabilitation and other benefits under a federal law passed last year. Roberts says the federal law expands education and training opportunities for veterans and provides tax credits to employers who hire veterans with service-connected disabilities....
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Members of 200th

200th is Back Home!!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Members of the South Dakota National Guard’s 200th Engineer Company were welcomed back to central South Dakota this morning with waving flags, welcome home signs and applause; as part of a short parade through Fort Pierre and Pierre and a deactivation ceremony at Riggs High School. The guardsmen and...
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Corn Crop

Dakotas farmers rebound after historic flood

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Some crops in the Dakotas are making dramatic rebounds this spring after historic flooding a year ago. Nearly 7 million acres of normally productive cropland in the Dakotas went unseeded in 2011 due to overly wet weather and flooding. After a mild winter and relatively dry spring, durum wheat acres...
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Frosty Flower

Next Up For South Dakota’s Pingpong Weather: Frost

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s pingpong weather is continuing as the National Weather Service issued frost advisories for central parts of the state and flood warnings in the southeast. Friday began in much of the state as sunny and warm, but that quickly changed to cloud cover. KELO-TV reports that nice weather...
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Memorial/Benefit Accounts Set Up for Victims of April 28 Two Vehicle Accident Near Hayes

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Accounts have been set up for two women whose vehicle was involved in crash near Hayes on April 28. The accident occurred on Highway 34 early that day when a pickup drifted into the eastbound lane and collided head-on with a van, driven by 21-year-old Sadie Clark. Clark was...
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Governors Portraits

SD Panel OKs 2 Portraits of Former Governor Janklow

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former Gov. Bill Janklow fought for two decades to prevent having his portrait hung in the South Dakota State Capitol building. But four months after Janklow’s death, a state commission has approved a request from the late governor’s family to place two portraits of Janklow in the building. Janklow’s son,...
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Windsock

Brisk Winds Tip Semi on Highway 14 and Camper on I-90

UNDATED – (DRG News) Wind advisories were issued last night after winds picked up in parts of the state. The conditions also kept some area law enforcers busy. In Haakon County, the Sheriff’s Department was called to the report of a semi that was tipped over by the high winds. Sheriff Fred Koester says...
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200th Sign

Preparations Continue for Celebration to Welcome Home the 200th

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) National Guard officials continue to prepare for the arrival of the guard’s 200th Engineer Company back to central South Dakota following a year of service in Afghanistan. The soldiers will arrive in Sioux Falls from Fort Dix, New Jersey and will then travel to Fort Pierre. The 200th of...
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