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Agency Urging Blood Donations in Wake of Blizzard

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – United Blood Services of the Dakotas is urging people to donate blood in the wake of the weekend blizzard in the region to ensure a stable blood supply. The organization says the storm forced the cancellation of several blood drives, and few donors were able to venture out Monday in...
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SD Senate Panel Looks at Animal Cruelty Measure

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are taking a look at a measure that would make aggravated cruelty to dogs, cats and horses a felony. The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee plans to hold a hearing on the bill Tuesday. Animal rights groups have said South Dakota and North Dakota are the...
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SD Retirement System Has Good Investment Return

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials say the South Dakota Retirement System is in good financial shape after earning 12.4 percent on investments through the first seven months of the financial year. State Investment Officer Matt Clark says the system now holds assets of more than $8.5 billion, up from $7.8 billion at the start...
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Hughes/Stanley County Democrats to Meet This Evening in Fort Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes and Stanley County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting this evening at the Chateau Restaurant in Fort Pierre.  The speaker will be Zach Crago of the South Dakota Democratic Party.  Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:00 p.m.   Everyone is welcome...
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