Gary and Connie Grittner Million Dollar Donation

Fort Pierre Couple Donates One Million Dollars to SD Community Foundation

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre couple that has called central South Dakota home for less than ten years has provided a sizable charitable gift to the South Dakota Community Foundation. The foundation announced Friday that Gary and Connie Grittner would be giving one million dollars which will be doled out to...
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St. Mary’s Receives Funds to Implement eEmergency Technology from Helmsley Charitable Trust

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) St. Mary’s Healthcare Center will start a new program called eEmergency-thanks to $339,000 in funding provided from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. eEmergency is a service that will link St. Mary’s with emergency trained physicians at Avera in Sioux Falls via two way video equipment...
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George McGovern

McGovern Celebrated as ‘Conscience for Our Nation’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A bagpipe processional closed out the funeral service for former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, who was remembered by hundreds of mourners during the two-hour ceremony. McGovern died Sunday at age 90. He was recalled fondly Friday in speeches by former U.S. Sens. Tom Daschle and Gary Hart. Hart called...
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Jim McGovern

US Rep With Same Name Speaks at McGovern Funeral

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Massachusetts congressman who shares George McGovern’s last name recalled the former senator as a mentor who loved his country so much that he still believed strongly in democracy even after losing the presidential race in a historic landslide. Rep. Jim McGovern is no relation to the former three-term...
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