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California Man Sentenced for Sully County Drug Charge

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A California man will spend five years in the state penitentiary for his guilty plea to Possession of Marijuana-More Than One Pound But Less Than 10 Pounds.  57-year-old Kenneth Conway of Visalia, California was arrested in July in Sully County.  He was initially stopped by law enforcers for reckless...
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Release of SD Election Results Delayed an Hour

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Secretary of State Jason Gant says the statewide release of election results Tuesday night will be delayed an hour because at least one polling site in Shannon County opened an hour late. Gant says a poll worker didn’t show up and other workers had to go to his house...
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Polls Open Across SD For Midterm Election

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Turnout is reported to be steady at polling sites across South Dakota for the midterm election. Polling sites are open until 7 p.m. local time today. Voters are deciding the four-way race to win the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Tim Johnson. They’re also deciding on their...
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Voters Have Info Source for Questions on Polling Place

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) If you haven’t had a chance to vote yet today, there’s still plenty of time.  The South Dakota Secretary of State’s Office reminds you that you can find your polling place online by visiting the Voter Information Portal at www.sdsos.gov.  The website also contains a link to obtain a...
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County Commission and Sheriff’s Races Being Decided in Several Area Locations

UNDATED – (DRG News) Election Day 2014 brings voters to the polls to cast their ballots on who they want to send to office for Governor, U.S. Senate and House and in some cases-State House and Senate positions. Voters are also deciding on three ballot issues. Some area county residents are making choices in...
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SD Corn and Sunflower Harvests Still Lag Behind

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers working to finish up the late-season harvest have been helped by dry conditions over the past week. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 48 percent of the sunflowers, 61 percent of the corn and 80 percent of the sorghum is now in...
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50s to 60s, No Big Rain in Election Day Forecast

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans who haven’t cast their ballots early won’t be kept from the polls because of the weather. Meteorologist Jeff Chapman with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says highs by Tuesday afternoon will range from near 50 in the northeast to around 60 in the central and...
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As Race Ends, Senate Candidates Give Final Pitches

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The closing arguments in the South Dakota Senate campaign are as divergent as the candidates in the complex, four-way race. The candidates have spent their final moments ahead of Tuesday’s elections appealing to voters across the state. Republican Mike Rounds, who leads in recent polls, has continued his campaign...
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South Dakota Voters Casting Absentee Ballots

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says more than 90 percent of absentee ballots have been cast for Tuesday’s general election. A total of 57,320 ballots have been sent out to military personnel, students and residents who will be away from the state during Election Day. Gant says...
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South Dakota Professor Seeks No Fault Divorce Law

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A law professor is collaborating with the brother of a woman who was slain by her abusive husband to bring a no fault divorce law to South Dakota. Roger Baron of the University of South Dakota hopes to draft a bill called “Tania’s Law” that will allow a person...
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