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South Dakota Motorcyclist to Join “Ride to Work” Day

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Office of Highway Safety is encouraging motorcycle owners to join the national Ride to Work Day on Monday.   Laura Snow, motorcycle safety coordinator for the Office of Highway Safety, says more than 46,000 motorcycles are registered in South Dakota.   She says she is encouraging motorcyclists to take part in...
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Strong Storms Cause Damage in NE South Dakota

  ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Storms brought hail and strong winds to parts of eastern South Dakota, causing damage.   The National Weather Service says wind blew over a pickup truck towing a trailer on Interstate 29 north of Peever on Sunday night. In Big Stone City, trees were uprooted, power lines were knocked down and...
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New Miss South Dakota Being Crowned Next Week

  HOT SPRINGS, SD – Women from around South Dakota will arrive in Hot Springs on Saturday to start four days of rehearsals for the 66th annual Miss South Dakota Pageant.  Organizers say preliminary competitions are set for Wednesday and Thursday, with a new Miss South Dakota being crowned on Saturday, June 23.  Anna...
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Man wanted in Ohio found on South Dakota Reservation

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A man wanted in Ohio for failing to appear on a charge of gross sexual imposition has been found living in a tent on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota.   Paul Thielsen, the U.S. Marshal for the District of South Dakota, announced Friday that officers arrested Shawn...
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Oglala Lakota College concludes weeklong bow camp

KYLE, S.D. (AP) – More than 30 people are participating in a weeklong archery camp on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to learn about the historical significance of the bow in Lakota culture.   The Oglala Lakota College is hosting the camp. It concludes on Friday. The Lakota people historically used the bow and arrow to...
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73 Year Old Gets Life Term for Old Grudge Killing

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – A prosecutor says a jockstrap put over a student sports manager’s head in a high school locker room more than 50 years ago led a 73-year-old South Dakota man to fatally shoot his long-ago classmate.    Carl Ericsson of Watertown was sentenced to life in prison Friday after pleading guilty but mentally...
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Sage Brush Gun Club Raises Money

Mobridge, S.D. – (DRG News) The Veterans Van Shoot at the Sage Brush Gun Club Shooting Range on the Landis Ranch had 56 shooters from near and far. Some shooters came from Bismarck, Redfield, Pierre, Lead, and Deadwood. The fun shoot event raised a total of $3856.50 that will go towards the Parker-Browder American...
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Girl Struck Crossing Street

Mobridge, S.D. – (DRG News) The Mobridge Police responded to an accident around 11am yesterday, in which a 8yr old female from mobridge was struck by a car. The 8 year old was crossing 12th street while going northbound on Main Street next to the High School when a 64 year old Mobridge male...
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Hughes/Stanley County Relay for Life Brings in At Least $61,505

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Over $61,000 dollars was raised for this year’s Hughes/Stanley County Relay for Life. The event was held last week. Charlene Lund of the American Cancer Society in Pierre says there were 25 teams with 208 registered walkers. She says with the addition of walkers’ family members and friends, its...
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SD Democrats Optimistic About Fall Election

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Democrats expect to be outspent by Republicans in this year’s election, but they believe they can make gains up and down the ticket by emphasizing issues. Democratic Party Chairman Ben Nesselhuf says Democrats will target spending to get their message out. Democrats believe they will be helped by...
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