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Snow, Cold, Gusty Winds Push Through the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Parts of the Dakotas are seeing the first major snowfall of the winter, as a system pushed in by the remnants of Typhoon Nuri makes its way through the region. As much as 4 inches of snow fell throughout southern North Dakota Sunday. The state Transportation Department issued a travel...
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GOP Leaders Urge Obama Not to Act on His Own

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune says congressional leaders and President Barack Obama engaged in a “frank discussion” where Republicans urged the president not to use executive authority to act alone on significant issues ahead of next year’s GOP-held House and Senate. Thune was among the leaders of both chambers who met...
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Wakpala Man Sentenced for Being Felon in Possession of a Firearm

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) A Wakpala man was sentenced earlier this week in federal court after a conviction for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. 37-year-old Ronald Moran was sentenced to three years of probation, eight months of home confinement, and community service. Moran was indicted in May by a grand...
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Local FSA Office Plans Meetings on New ARC & PLC Programs in Ft. Pierre & Hayes

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes-Stanley County FSA Office will be holding two producer meetings on the new Farm Bill soon.  One meeting will be held next week in Hayes and the second is to take place early next month in Fort Pierre.  Brian Stewart, County Executive Director for the local FSA Office...
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Pierre Chamber and PEDCO Give Awards at Annual Celebration

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual celebration Thursday. The event included a glance back at 2014, a look ahead at the year to come, and awards were given out by the Pierre Chamber and the Pierre Economic Development Corporation. The featured speaker last night was Bernie...
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Lawmakers Approve Transportation Funding Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lawmakers looking for ways to pay for hundreds of millions of dollars in necessary repairs to highways and bridges have finalized a proposal that will go to the Legislature. The Highway Needs and Financing Committee passed the recommendations on Friday. Republican Sen. Mike Vehle is chairman of the committee. Vehle’s...
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Garfield Avenue/Truck Route Project Getting Close to Completion

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The reconstruction project on North Garfield Avenue in Pierre is nearing the finish line, as construction workers have completed paving on the roadway. Now, pavement markings and other final details are being added. Chris Boom with project contractor Morris Inc. says plans call for having the signal light at...
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Lawmakers Evaluate Road and Bridge Proposals

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lawmakers are trying to find out ways to fund repairs to the state’s highways and bridges. The Highway Needs and Financing Committee is slated to finalize its recommendations on Friday. Republican Sen. Mike Vehle is chairman of the committee. Vehle outlined a plan Thursday that would get more than $100...
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Rounds Campaign Manager to Head Transition Team

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Sen.-elect Mike Rounds has chosen his campaign manager, Rob Skjonsberg, to head a transition team to establish offices in South Dakota and Washington, D.C. Rounds will be South Dakota’s junior senator after his January swearing in ceremony. He beat Democrat Rick Weiland and independents Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie on...
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4 Volunteers Honored by PACO & Several Citizens Recognized as “Good People, Good Causes”

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Area Charitable Organization gave awards yesterday as part of the annual Philanthropy Day luncheon. Tiffany Sanchez was honored as Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, the Bud and Thelma Beastrom family received the Family Outstanding Philanthropist award, Rebecca Urban was named the Outstanding Youth Volunteer and the Outstanding Volunteer for...
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