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DOT Says Storm Closing Some Roads in Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A spring snowstorm in the Upper Midwest is forcing authorities to close parts of Interstates 90 and 29. The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed I-90 between Exit 67 at Ellsworth Air Force Base and Exit 110 at Wall. Officials say white-out conditions with zero to near-zero visibility, icy...
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Early Spring Blizzard Pummels the Upper Midwest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A spring snowstorm in the Upper Midwest is shutting down schools and government offices, making travel hazardous for motorists and life miserable for cattle ranchers in the midst of calving season. The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings for much of the Dakotas and part of Minnesota, with snow...
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3 More SD Properties Added to National Register

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Three more South Dakota properties have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the list of properties the federal government deems worthy of recognition and preservation. The South Dakota State Historical Society says the recent additions are the Sievers School in rural Faulk County,...
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Deadline Arriving for Health Insurance Sign-Ups

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A spring blizzard moving into South Dakota could make residents’ last-ditch efforts to sign up for health care difficult as the deadline approaches. The open enrollment period for health insurance ends at 11 p.m. CDT Monday. Insurers and advocates are encouraging residents who may miss their appointment with an...
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Anticlimactic Finish for SD Legislative Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has wrapped up the 2014 session after a final meeting with scant business on the agenda. Lawmakers spent less than 15 minutes in their chambers Monday finishing the formalities of the session. The last day of the session, known as “veto day,” is typically used to...
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Weekend House Fire in Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Mobridge Fire Department, Police Department, and Ambulance Service dealt with a house fire over the weekend.  On Saturday, March 29, shortly before 10 a.m. the departments were called to the 300 block of fourth avenue west for a house fire. The departments were called out several more times...
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Redistricting Reflects South Dakota’s Urban Shift

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Having just one U.S. House seat in South Dakota makes congressional redistricting moot, but the once-a-decade process carries its share of complexities on the state legislative front. The Republican majority again got to call the shots on new boundaries in 2011. State GOP officials say their redistricting plan was...
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Historical Society to Present Governor’s Awards

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Historical Society says three people and two organizations will be honored for their efforts in preserving the state’s history. The groups and individuals will be presented with the Governor’s Awards for History on Saturday in Pierre. The award recipients are Barbara Johnson of Aberdeen, Steve Olson of...
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State Offices in Western South Dakota Closed Due to Storm

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered all state offices in the western portion of South Dakota area closed today because of the strong storm impacting the area. State offices are closed in Butte, Corson, Dewey, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Perkins and Ziebach Counties. Officials are monitoring the storm closely and evaluating whether further state-office...
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Spring Snow Storm to Impact Much of South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – No travel is advised in the northwestern corner of South Dakota, and motorists in other areas are advised to use caution as a spring snow storm hits. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the west and north central areas of the state through the day,...
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