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NWS Says Heavy Rain Follows Blizzard in Western Dakotas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Residents of western South Dakota and southwestern North Dakota are bracing for heavy rain and strong winds a week after a major early fall blizzard. The system moving into the region on Friday could bring a couple inches of rain and winds gusting to 65 mph. The National Weather...
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Governor Dennis Daugaard (KGFX Photo)

Daugaard and Thune Fly Over Area Hit by Blizzard

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard and U.S. Sen. John Thune flew over areas hard hit by a weekend snowstorm that killed thousands of animals. They did an aerial assessment of the blizzard damage and livestock losses Thursday afternoon. State officials estimate at least 10,000 to 20,000 head of livestock died, but...
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Bill Janklow

Portraits of Former Governor Janklow to be Unveiled

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The official portraits of former Gov. Bill Janklow will be unveiled Nov. 15 before they are permanently installed in the South Dakota Capitol building in Pierre. The family of the late governor commissioned Watertown artist Joshua Spies to paint the two official portraits of Janklow. One will represent Janklow’s first...
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SD AG’s Office Investigating Pierre Officer’s Use of Taser on Girl

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State investigators will determine if a Pierre police officer’s use of a Taser on an 8-year-old girl amounted to excessive force. Chief Bob Grandpre says he and Hughes County State’s Attorney Wendy Kloeppner asked for the outside review of Friday’s incident. He says his department’s initial review showed the officers...
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