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First Woman in SD Governor’s Race Gears Up

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Rep. Susan Wismer’s victory in the South Dakota Democratic primary has turned her into the state’s possibly first female candidate for governor. Wismer won her party’s nomination Tuesday to challenge incumbent Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The accountant from Britton is critical of Daugaard and has a formidable challenge ahead after...
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Nelson Says He’s Proud of Campaign, Votes Earned

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State Rep. Stace Nelson says he’s proud of the number of votes he received in his run for U.S. Senate, especially when compared to the amount of money spent on the campaign. Nelson finished third in the GOP primary with slightly less than 18 percent of the Republican vote....
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2nd-Place Finisher Rhoden Proud of Campaign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State Sen. Larry Rhoden can’t say he’s happy with the results of Tuesday’s GOP U.S. Senate primary, but he says he knew from the beginning that it was going to be a steep hill to climb. Rhoden on Tuesday finished a distant second to former Gov. Mike Rounds, who...
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Gant: Voter Turnout Much Lower Than Expected

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary election was much lower than the 50 percent he had predicted. Gant says bad weather that hit much of the state was one of the culprits that kept voters away from the polls. He says voters...
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News Anchor Tells Bosworth of Election Loss on TV

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Annette Bosworth was doing a live shot on Fox News Tuesday night when anchor Megyn Kelly asked her reaction to Mike Rounds being declared winner of the GOP primary. Bosworth responded: “Well, that’s news to me. I didn’t know that.” Kelly asked, “Really?” and...
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Susan Wismer Wins Democratic Bid for SD Governor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State Rep. Susan Wismer has won the Democratic bid for South Dakota governor. She defeated the former head of the state’s wildfire agency, Joe Lowe. Wismer has been in the Legislature since 2009. The accountant from Britton has criticized Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard for cutting spending on education and...
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Ex-South Dakota Gov. Rounds Wins GOP Senate Vote

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has won the Republican party nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson. Rounds, widely considered the GOP front-runner from the start, easily won over four other candidates. The 59-year-old insurance agency executive topped state Sen. Larry Rhoden,...
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South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard Wins GOP Primary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard breezed to a Republican primary victory in his bid for a second full term in office. He topped lesser-known challenger former state Rep. Lora Hubbel, of Sioux Falls. Daugaard took a low-key approach to his primary race, airing few television ads highlighting some of his...
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SD Independents Allowed to Cast Democratic Votes in Primary

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – This is the second statewide election in South Dakota in which registered independents have the option of voting in the Democratic primary. The rule came into play in the U.S. House contest and a few other races in 2012. Independent voters statewide are now offered either a nonpartisan ballot...
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Pierre Man Arrested for Assault and Reckless Driving

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was taken into custody yesterday for Assault and Reckless Driving charges. About 1:10 p.m. yesterday, Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were told that the driver of a vehicle traveling about 50 mph tried to swerve and run over a man who was working near...
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