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National Plan Would See SD Reduce Carbon Emissions by 35%

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota will need to reduce its carbon emissions from power plants by nearly 35 percent by 2030. That’s what’s required under a sweeping national proposal unveiled by the Obama administration on Monday. The plan is designed to reduce pollutants blamed for global warming. Overall carbon emissions for the country would...
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BNSF Railway Exceeds Fertilizer Delivering Goal

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota says BNSF Railway has exceeded its commitment to send additional trains hauling fertilizer to the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana. The Republican from North Dakota says BNSF delivered 56 trainloads over the past six weeks. The company had committed 52 trains to catch up...
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Chance of Rain in Southern SD for Today’s Election Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Some South Dakotans might run into some rain or bad weather as they head to the polls Tuesday for the primary election. Meteorologist Jennifer Hacker with the National Weather Service says there’s a good chance of showers and thunderstorms across the southern half of the state. They’re expected to...
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Early Morning Fire in Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) At 4:20 am the Mobridge Fire Department and Mobridge Ambulance was toned out to a fire on 20th Street. Approximately five minutes later an explosion could be heard throughout the city of Mobridge. On scene, it appeared as though a tractor was on fire as well as the surrounding...
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UBS Making Software Changes to Shorten Wait Time to Donate Blood

MITCHELL, S.D. – (DRG News) Those who donate blood through United Blood Services drives are being reminded that new software is making the donation process faster. Abbie Titze-Donor Recruiter with UBS in Mitchell says the latest software has changed the way pre-donation interviews are done. In the past, it sometimes took up to 25...
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Lightning-Caused Fire Damages Home & Causes Problems at Nearby Residences

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire caused by a lightning strike left damage to a home west of Gettysburg Sunday. Potter County Sheriff Curt Hamburger says the fire was reported about 5:30 p.m. yesterday near Bob’s Resort-18 miles west of Gettysburg. He says a storm moving through the area yesterday included lightning. Hamburger...
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Midwest Economic Index Hits Another 3-year High

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has inched up to hit another three-year high, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months. A report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 60.5 in May from 60.4 in April, which...
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SD Board Interviews Legislative Agency Candidates

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature’s Executive Board is interviewing candidates for the leader of a group that supports state lawmakers by drafting bills and estimating the financial impact of legislation. The board is interviewing five candidates Monday and Tuesday to identify the future director of the Legislative Research Council. The position...
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Gant Predicts 50 Percent Turnout for Primary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant predicts a slightly above average turnout at the polls for the June 3 primary election. He expects about 40 percent of Republicans and 20 percent of Democrats to vote. He says interest in the candidates is the biggest driver on election days. A...
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PFD Called to Site of Tipped Propane Truck Near Pierre Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local firefighters responded Saturday to a location near Pierre’s outskirts where a semi-truck hauling propane had tipped on its side. Responders were notified just before 10:00 a.m. Saturday that assistance was needed at the site-near Gale’s Gas. South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper John Peary says the fully loaded semi...
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