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Pressler Looks to Restore Bipartisanship to Senate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler doesn’t think his political philosophy has changed much over the years, though the descriptive phrase “moderately conservative Republican” didn’t fit once he changed his party affiliation to independent. The 72-year-old Pressler is now calling himself a “passionate centrist” as he seeks to win...
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Rural Platte Woman Dies After Fall Through Roof

PLATTE, S.D. (AP) – A woman helping do roof work on a building at her rural Platte residence died after falling through a soft spot on the roof. Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis DeBuhr tells The Daily Republic newspaper that 59-year-old Marcia Kuipers died of her injuries Saturday at a Sioux Falls hospital....
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Test Results to be Released in 1971 Disappearance

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) – Authorities plan to release test results and update the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two girls near Alcester. The attorney general, sheriffs from Union and Clay counties, and the Union County state’s attorney scheduled a news conference Tuesday in Elk Point. They’ll discuss results of forensic testing on...
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SDSU Prof: Cattle Feeding Margins Move Into Black

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota State University adjunct economics professor says cattle feeding margins moved back into the black in the first quarter of 2014 after nearly three years of deep losses. Darrell Mark says last fall’s record-large 13.925 billion bushel corn crop drove prices down and helped restore profitability and optimism...
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Officials Ready for Ranchers Seeking Federal Aid

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Government officials in the Dakotas say they’re ready for ranchers to start signing up for federal disaster aid to help them recover from an early October blizzard. Signup begins Tuesday for the Livestock Indemnity Program and also the Livestock Forage Disaster Program. Both were authorized in the new farm bill....
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SD Lawmaker Withdraws Bosworth Petition Challenge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state representative has withdrawn a court challenge over the validity of signatures submitted by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Annette Bosworth. The Pierre Capital Journal reported that Republican Rep. Steve Hickey of Sioux Falls filed an affidavit asking the Hughes County Court to require Secretary of State Jason Gant...
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Wear Purple Tomorrow for Purple Up! for Military Kids Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Many people associate April 15 as being the deadline to file taxes, but it is also a special day to honor military kids. Governor Dennis Daugaard proclaimed this month as the Month of the Military Child in South Dakota. Also, April 15, tomorrow, is known as “Purple Up! for...
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DRG Offers a Big Welcome to New Announcer, “Mac”

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Dakota Radio Group is officially welcoming its most recent addition to the family…our new announcer, known as “Mac”. Mac comes to Pierre from Glendive, Montana. He has had previous radio jobs in Dickinson, North Dakota and Baker, Montana. Mac has been in Pierre for the past three weeks,...
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Road Construction Season to Bring Several Projects to Pierre/Fort Pierre Area

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) In addition to infrastructure and street work being done by the cities of Pierre and Fort Pierre in the coming months, the State Department of Transportation also has a number of road projects planned. Dean VanDeWiele, Pierre Project Engineer for the SDDOT says there will be several chip seal...
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6 SD Doctors Got $1M Medicare Payments in 2012

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Recently released federal data show that six doctors in South Dakota each received more than $1 million in payments from Medicare in 2012. The physician data was released earlier this month by the Obama administration, as part of a move to open the books on health care financing. The...
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