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Charges Filed Against SD Man in Fatal Crash

PHILIP, S.D. (AP) – A 63-year-old South Dakota man has been charged with vehicular homicide after turning himself into authorities following a crash that killed a Pierre woman last month. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Walt Taton of Faith was charged Thursday after turning himself in at the Haakon County Sheriff’s Office. In...
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Hughes County Sheriff’s Office Looking Into Yard Vandalism Case in Blunt

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes County Sheriff’s Office continues an investigation into an unusual vandalism that was reported last month in Blunt. Sergeant Darin Johnson of the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office says officials were called April 17 to the report that some areas of grass in a yard on Newberry Avenue were...
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AARP Continues with “You’ve Earned a Say” Meetings

UNDATED – (DRG News) AARP South Dakota is holding another meeting today as part of it’s “You’ve Earned a Say” series. The organization is holding gatherings in every county in the state in the coming months, to discuss the future of Medicare and Social Security. Meetings were held yesterday in Onida, Highmore and Pierre....
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Oahe Days 2012 Just Over a Month Away!!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Planning continues for next month’s Oahe Days event. In 2011, Oahe Days was cancelled by the flood, but organizers say it will return this year, bigger and better than ever. Brad Curtis says volunteers are meeting weekly now, in preparation for Oahe Days; which will be June 15-17 in...
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St. Mary’s Healthcare Center and Catholic Health Initiatives Explore Options with Avera Health

PIERRE, S.D. – (From St. Mary’s Healthcare Center) Catholic Health Initiatives and Avera Health announced Tuesday that the two health care systems have signed a letter of intent to explore their future relationship in the Pierre area. St. Mary’s Healthcare Center, in Pierre, is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives of Englewood, Colorado and...
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Riggs High Jazz Band to Hold Spring Big Band Dance on Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Riggs High Jazz Band will hold its Spring Big Band Dance this Saturday at Riggs High School. The dance is a fundraiser and is being used this year to help gather money to pay for new band uniforms. Admission is $5.00. The two jazz bands will perform during...
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Crazy Horse Memorial Celebrating Korczak Day

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – Crazy Horse Memorial is offering free admission today to commemorate the 65th anniversary of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski moving to the Black Hills to begin work on the carving. The memorial in the southern Black Hills will waive admission fees to visitors who contribute cash or canned food to a Rapid...
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NWS Classifies April as Warm for Parts of SD

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says April was a warm month in central and northeast parts of the state. Average temperatures were from three to five degrees above normal last month. The weather service says record highs of 87 and 91 degrees were set at Mobridge and Pierre on April...
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GF&P Commission to Meet at Custer State Park

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission is meeting in Custer State Park Thursday and Friday. Commissioners will have no finalizations from the April meeting, but they’ll hear proposals on several hunting seasons. They include: West River Deer, Black Hills deer, archery deer, muzzleloader deer, youth deer, archery antelope,...
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ND Officials Help SD Leaders Prepare For Oil Boom

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – North Dakota officials are telling business and government leaders in South Dakota to prepare for both opportunities and challenges when the oil boom moves south. More than 150 lawmakers and business leaders are at a two-day conference in the western South Dakota city of Spearfish to talk about how officials...
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