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Historians Seek Revival of Studying the Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A group of historians is warning of the loss of Middle America’s contemporary history and calling for a revival of academic study of the Midwest. The group is launching a new academic journal of Midwest history next month and a new Midwest history association in the fall – the first...
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With Warm Weather in Forecast PFD Chief Offers Reminder of Ice Safety

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Fire Chief reminds people to use caution when it comes to going out onto local ice covered waterways. Chief Ian Paul says weather will warm for at least the next few days and that means a change in the thickness and strength of the ice on the river....
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Daugaard Says Flood Risk Not Imminent However State is Monitoring Potential

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard says state officials will be working with federal and local entities to assess the potential for Missouri River flooding in 2014. Daugaard said yesterday that the risk of flooding isn’t probable at this point; however in recalling the flood of 2011, he says information on river...
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Deadline March 15 for New Homeowners to Receive Property Tax Reduction

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Individuals who have moved into a new or different home within the past year have until Saturday, March 15 to file for the owner-occupied, single-family dwelling certificate to be eligible for a property tax reduction.   Any South Dakota homeowner who owned and occupied a home on November 1, 2013...
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Open House to be Held for Newly Named District Ranger of Ft. Pierre Nat’l Grasslands

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Ranger District will hold an Open House on Monday.  The event is scheduled to note the naming of Daniel Svingen as the new District Ranger for the Fort Pierre National Grasslands.  Svingen has been serving as Acting District Ranger since May of last year and...
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SD Man Gets 40 Months in Prison in Assault Case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Federal authorities say a central South Dakota man has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for an assault conviction. The U.S. Attorney in Sioux Falls on Thursday announced the sentence of 19-year-old Joseph Anthony Little Star. The Eagle Butte man was also ordered to pay a $250,000 fine...
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Health Overhaul Critics Tread Lightly on Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem are two of the federal health overhaul’s most consistent critics. But the South Dakota Republicans are mostly silent on a key provision of the law in their own state. Both Thune and Noem say they want the law repealed. But when asked this week...
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Mother and Son Die as Result of February Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A mother and her young son have died as the result of a two-vehicle crash late last month in Gregory County. The Highway Patrol says 1 1/2-year-old Adryan Jones died Wednesday in a Sioux Falls hospital. The boy’s mother, 21-year-old Sarah Mozley, of Gregory, died last Sunday from her...
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Economic Development Official Talks About NBP

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The head of South Dakota’s economic development agency says he believes a failed beef packing plant in Aberdeen will be up and running in a short time. Pat Costello talked with a legislative committee investigating the development agency and its involvement in issues relating to the failed Northern Beef Packers...
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Corps Says Repeat of 2011 Missouri River Flooding Unlikely

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Corps of Engineers official says the mountain snowpack in the Missouri River’s upper basin is close to levels seen before 2011 flooding on the river. But she says flooding this year is still far less likely. Jody Farhat with the corps says drought in 2012 has resulted in...
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