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AAA: Good news, bad news on gas prices

Drivers are seeing both good news and bad news at the pump. AAA South Dakota spokesperson Marilyn Buskohl says the good news is local gas prices continue to drop slightly, but the bad news is many areas are seeing prices between 50 and 60 cents higher than one year ago. Buskohl says motorists can...
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COMMEMORATING THE WOUNDED KNEE MASSACRE; 42 NEW ARTWORKS INTERROGATE THE WHYS AND WHY NOTS

(Chamberlain, S.D.) – An expansive new educational art exhibition opened June 11 at the Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center in Chamberlain, South Dakota. It will remain on view through October 22, 2018; an exhibit reception will be held Friday, July 13, from 4-7 p.m.   “Takuwe,” which in English means “why,” centers on re-imagining...
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Kayakers Pulled through Culvert: Fire Chief Warns of Dangers

Two people with a youth group from Missouri had a scare Sunday while kayaking on the Missouri River at Pierre. Pierre Volunteer Fire Department chief Ian (eye-an) Paul says their rescue squad was dispatched to the causeway to rescue a kayaker who was in the water and had not resurfaced.   Paul says one...
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Gov. Daugaard To Appoint David Mickelson To Board Of Regents

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a 1990 graduate of T.F. Riggs High School at Pierre to the South Dakota Board of Regents. The appointment for David Mickelson of Sioux Falls begins immediately. He will complete the term of Bob Sutton, who resigned earlier this month to become the president and CEO of the Avera...
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Federal Office to Protect Student Loan Borrowers Folds

(GDNS)- The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has closed the doors of its Office of Students, which had been created to handle consumer complaints about student-loan companies. The Center for Responsible Lending says Americans have $1.4 trillion in student-loan debt, with the average student borrower owing $30-thousand when they graduate. Senior policy counsel Whitney...
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Walworth County Officials Holding Public Meetings This Week on Proposed Detention Facility

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS ABOUT THE PROPOSED WALWORTH COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY. WALWORTH COUNTY STATES ATTORNEY JIM HARE SHARES THERE WILL BE FOUR OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PUBLIC TO LEARN MORE AND ASK QUESTIONS.   HARE SAYS THAT THE MAIN GOAL OF THESE MEETINGS IS TO PROVIDE AS MUCH INFORMATION FOR THE...
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Trail of Governors Unveils McMaster, Sharpe and Herseth Statues

(Jalen Bame, DRG news)- While in Pierre, you’ve probably noticed the many different Governor Statues that are placed throughout town. On Friday, The Trail of Governor Foundation held the 7th annual statue unveiling ceremony. This year’s additions include: William McMaster, a republican from Yankton who was governor in the early 1920s M.Q. Sharpe, a...
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US housing starts jumped 5 pct. in May off Midwest building

WASHINGTON (AP) – A surge of construction in the Midwest drove U.S. housing starts up 5 percent in May from the prior month. The Commerce Department says that housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million, the strongest pace since July 2007. All of May’s construction gains came from a...
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Governor Requests Disaster Declaration For Flooding in Walworth, Campbell and McPherson Counties

 PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to help three northern South Dakota counties recover from spring flooding that did more than $3.1 million in damage to public property. The request covers public assistance for Campbell, McPherson and Walworth counties. The flooding occurred May 17-18, 2018. In a letter...
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Primary voter delays prompt push for change in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State election officials are pushing to change how electronic poll books are used after technical glitches created long waits and delays during the South Dakota primary elections earlier this month. Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is proposing that polling places keep paper backups for electronic voter registration books to avoid...
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