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With Election Day Just Hours Away Weiland & Rounds On the Road Traveling the State

UNDATED – (DRG News) Candidates for South Dakota’s U.S. Senate seat have been crisscrossing the state as Election Day 2014 approaches. Democrat Rick Weiland says he kept up a full schedule of campaign visits over the weekend and continues today and tomorrow. Weiland says he believes his campaign has done well at covering as...
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Pierre Area Referral Services Holiday Meal Project Underway

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The deadline is approaching to apply to be a part of this year’s annual Holiday Meal Project through Pierre Area Referral Service. PARS would like to provide 350 low income families a Thanksgiving meal and 350 families with a Christmas meal. Each package contains a 10 pound turkey or...
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SDDOT Plans to Close Small Portion of Fourth Street Near Garfield Avenue Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation says plans call for closing a short section of Fourth Street tomorrow, if weather permits.  The SDDOT and contractor Morris, Inc. will shut down Fourth Street from the west side of Garfield Avenue to the east side of the south Beck Motors entrance...
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Senate Race, Minimum Wage on South Dakota Ballot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The four-way race to fill the open seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, South Dakota’s last congressional Democrat, has dominated this election cycle. But Tuesday’s ballots will also ask voters to choose a U.S. House member, governor, legislative members and other state leaders, as well as decide on...
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Republicans Strong Headed Into Election Day

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Republicans are preparing for an Election Day sweep in South Dakota, from U.S. Senate to the governor’s office. Republican Mike Rounds has remained the front-runner against Democrat Rick Weiland and independents Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie. Incumbent Dennis Daugaard has had a considerably quieter race for the governor’s office against...
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Report: Midwest Economic Index Drops Again

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains has dropped again. A survey report issued early Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index fell in October to 51.8 from 54.3 in September. The figure was 57.2 in August. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and...
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Rounds Says Complacency His Worst Obstacle in Race

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds is the front-runner in the race for South Dakota’s open seat, but his main concern ahead of Election Day is that his supporters will be complacent. He took that message to supporters in western South Dakota on Sunday, urging them to vote on Tuesday....
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Lt. Governor Credits Many for Successful 125th Anniversary Celebration

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Quasquicentennial Statehood Celebration brought music, a lighting ceremony, laughs and gifts to South Dakota’s Capitol Saturday. The evening event drew a great crowd to hear performances by the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and comments by the Governor and other state officials. It was the first time a...
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Lighting Ceremony Marks the Official End of Capitol Stained Glass Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) After almost a year and a half of work, the project to clean, repair and restore the stained glass in the Capitol Building came to an official end with the lighting of the glass during a celebration of South Dakota’s Quasquicentennial Saturday in Pierre. Work started to remove the...
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Family Members of Former Governors on Hand for Saturday’s Statue Unveiling

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday’s unveiling ceremony for three new statues with the Trail of Governors project was well attended, and the crowd included former Governors including Frank Farrar and Walter Dale Miller; along with former First Ladies and current officials. Family members of the former Governors in the spotlight for this year’s...
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