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Epidemiologist: Prevent Tick-Borne Illnesses

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s state epidemiologist recommends that residents use repellent and frequent checks to prevent tick-borne illnesses such as tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Dr. Lon Kightlinger says ticks need to be attached for several hours to spread infection so people can reduce their risk by checking for and removing...
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Lantry Man Pleads Guilty to Causing Fatal Crash

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A 20-year-old Lantry man has pleaded guilty to causing an accident that killed his passenger. Court documents indicate Charg Hebb pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, which has a maximum punishment of a year in custody. Prosecutors say he was speeding and driving recklessly on the wrong side of the...
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Report Says Northern SD Could See Cool Weather Continue Next Month

BROOKINGS, S.D. – (DRG News) Northern parts of South Dakota are expected to see cooler than average temperatures next month-according to a report released recently by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center. The report indicates that states like Montana and North Dakota, along with the northern Great Lakes area are most...
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State and FEMA Award Funds for Cooperative’s Blizzard Recovery

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) More than $20 million dollars will be awarded by South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to a South Dakota electric cooperative to help with damages caused by last October’s blizzard. The public assistance funds will reimburse Grand Electric Cooperative for repair or replacement...
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