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SDNA to Host Republican Senate Debate Next Month

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Five Republicans competing for the party’s nomination for U.S. Senate will debate next month in Pierre. The South Dakota Newspaper Association says it will host a 90-minute debate on April 12 at 10:15 a.m. at the Ramkota Conference Center as part of its annual convention. The debate is open to...
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SD Primary Petitions Indicate Election Hot Spots

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The primary petitions that have been filed in South Dakota are showing the hot spots for the upcoming election. Primary petitions filed before Tuesday’s deadline show legislative District 29 in west-central South Dakota had the most petitions filed. State Sen. Larry Rhoden of Union Center is running for the U.S....
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Field for South Dakota US Senate Seat Set

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Five Republicans, one Democrat and one independent have been approved to appear on the ballot for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Tim Johnson. Secretary of State Jason Gant approved the petitions for Sioux Falls physician Annette Bosworth today, a day after her campaign submitted 2,750 signatures...
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SD Governor Signs Bills for Stadium, Greenhouse

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed 25 bills into law including several measures for the state’s Board of Regents. One provision authorizes construction of a $65 million stadium at South Dakota State University. It will be paid for with private donations and the stadium’s revenue. Another gives $750,000 for...
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Revenue Growth Seen Slowing at Indian Casinos

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – An industry report says revenue growth at Indian casinos in the U.S was outpaced in 2012 by commercial casinos, racinos and tribal casinos’ past performance. Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report, released Wednesday, said the weak economy also slowed tribal gambling revenue. Still, a 2 percent rise, to $28.1 billion,...
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Dakotas Reservation Copes With School SUV Crash

MCLAUGHLIN, S.D. (AP) – A spokesman for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says the crash of a sport utility vehicle carrying five students and two teachers from the McLaughlin School District has been a shock to the reservation. D.J. Two Bears tells KXMB-TV that people throughout the reservation straddling the South Dakota-North Dakota border...
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Pierre Mayor to Run Unopposed in Bid for 3rd Term

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The mayor of South Dakota’s capital city will face no opposition in her bid for a third term. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill was the only person to file petitions to run for the office by the Tuesday evening deadline. The election is June 3. It will be the second time...
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Mobridge Police Department Issues Press Release About Lockdown

MOBRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT Justin Jungwirth, Chief of Police 110 1st Avenue East, Mobridge, SD 57601 BUSINESS: (605) 845-5000 FAX: (605) 845-2034 EMAIL: Press Release March 24th, 11:34am North Central Regional 911 Dispatch Center received a 911 call from an individual at the Mobridge-Pollock High School reporting a tall younger looking individual carrying a...
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Dakotas Take Precautions for Pig Virus, Fair Shows

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The rapid spread of a swine virus is forcing officials in the Dakotas to take extra precautions for pig shows at county and state fairs. The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus spreads through pig manure. It’s not harmful to humans but is often deadly to piglets. South Dakota 4H weigh-in competitions...
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Pierre School Board Approves Addendum to Purchase Agreement for Property for a New School

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) As part of a Monday special meeting, the Pierre School Board approved an amendment to a real estate purchase agreement for the site of a new elementary building. The district is buying about 10.4 acres of property from Midwest Development. The land is located north of Beck Motors. At Monday’s meeting,...
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