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NWS Says Stormy Weather Could Impact the State Again Saturday

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says storms that moved through the state yesterday brought a range of severe weather to central and eastern portions of South Dakota. Amy Parkin with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says weather reports varied Wednesday-from heavy rains and some hail in the northern tier...
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Indictment Filed Against SD US Senate Candidate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says a Hughes County grand jury has filed an indictment accusing defeated U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of violating election laws. Jackley says the indictment Tuesday comes after he filed charges earlier this month accusing Bosworth of six counts of perjury and six counts of filing...
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Body Found Along I-90; Foul Play Suspected

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Foul play is suspected in the death of an unidentified woman whose body was found face down in a watery culvert near Interstate 90 in southwest South Dakota. Jackson County Sheriff Ray Clements tells the Rapid City Journal that a traveler discovered the woman’s body around 6 p.m. Tuesday...
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Survey: 30 Percent of SD Teaching Positions Open

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A survey by the School Administrators of South Dakota this spring has found that over 30 percent of teaching positions posted this year remain open. The group says South Dakota schools usually fill teaching positions by the end of May. More than 120 out of 151 districts replied to the...
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State Awards $500,000 in Mosquito Control Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state has awarded $500,000 in mosquito control grants to nearly 100 cities across South Dakota. The grants are intended to help control mosquitoes and help prevent the spread of the West Nile virus. The South Dakota Department of Health says all applying communities received funding. The grants range from...
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Technology Expanding Into SD Elections

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The just-finished primary election gave South Dakotans an app they could download to find out where to vote. It also offered some residents the chance to ditch their precincts and cast ballots at voting centers where staff used an electronic system to check in voters. The new technology has put...
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Pierre Runway Damaged From Lightning Strike

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials say a runway at Pierre Regional Airport was closed temporarily after a lightning strike blasted several holes in the tarmac. Airport manager Mike Isaacs tells the Pierre Capital Journal that lightning struck the runway during a thunderstorm Monday morning. He says the strike caused “substantial damage,” making holes up...
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Salary for New Director Supports SD Legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The new director of South Dakota’s Legislative Research Council will make more than the governor and his senior level staff. Lawmakers announced Friday that Jason Hancock will take over the position beginning August 5. Hancock will move with his family to Pierre after working in Idaho state government. The director...
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SD Eligible for Part of Bad Mortgage Settlement

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – More than 100 South Dakota borrowers will be eligible to receive a small portion of a nearly $1 billion settlement that a Virginia-based company has agreed to with the federal government in order to resolve allegations that it provided risky mortgage loans. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says borrowers...
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SD Reminds Mowers to Wait for Pheasants to Mature

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials are reminding people not to mow in some medians and highway ditches until July 10 to protect the pheasant population after the matter was discussed by the governor’s pheasant task force this month. The state bird is threated with habitat loss and early mowing puts young broods...
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