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Leola Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Assault and DUI for January Stabbing

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Leola man who was arrested after a January stabbing accepted a plea agreement and admitted his guilt to two charges this week. Trial for 22-year-old Eric Grabowska was to begin Wednesday morning. Grabowska was indicted earlier this year on alternate counts of Aggravated Assault; along with Possession of...
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Native American Organ Donation Topic of Research

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – A researcher at South Dakota State University is examining organ donation among Native Americans. Nancy Fahrenwald is an associate professor at SDSU’s College of Nursing. She is leading a $1.3 million study that will focus on the best ways to communicate to Native American patients and families about organ donation...
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SD Governor Extends Over-Width Hay Hauling Order

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has issued an executive order allowing trucks to haul over-width loads of baled hay for another 60 days to help drought-stricken farmers and ranchers. A trucker with a permit can move a load of baled livestock feed up to 12 feet wide or 15 feet...
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Economic Index Jumps for Midwest, Western States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An index of economic conditions in 10 Midwest and Western states jumped this month after three months of drought-induced doldrums. The Rural Mainstreet survey of rural bankers rose to 56.6 for October from 48.3 in September. It was the first time since June that the index rose above growth neutral...
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