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Livestock Disaster Aid Signup Begins Tuesday

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Ranchers in the Dakotas who lost cattle and other livestock during an early October blizzard can start signing up for federal disaster aid this week. Signup begins Tuesday for the Livestock Indemnity Program, which could cover as much as two-thirds of a rancher’s loss. The snow storm that hit...
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Weiland Seeks to Lessen Big Money’s Influence

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – As five Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls prepare for battle in a June primary, Democrat Rick Weiland has been busy racking up the miles. The sole Democrat running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Tim Johnson has been traveling to hundreds of small towns across South Dakota telling people...
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Dakota Radio Group 2014 All Star Game in Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Dakota Radio Group’s All Star Basketball Game made a slam dunk Saturday, April 12th through the hoops at Scherr Howe Arena. While the animated fans energized the stands, young celebrities-in-the-making shined on the court. At times, the crowd stood still anticipating every intense moment of teamwork and determination. From...
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Ultimate Gal’s Day in Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) A stylish Easter motif complemented by an energetic crowd brought joy and hints of glamour to Scherr Howe Arena Saturday, April 12th. Local models presented fashionable wear cool enough for the spring and summer months, yet trendy enough to turn heads when out with friends. Together, the style show...
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GOP Senate Candidates Meet in First Debate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Five South Dakotans vying for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate took shots at each other and the president in their first debate. They met Saturday in Pierre at the convention of state newspaper editors. All five generally agreed “Obamacare” should be repealed or limited, the federal government should shrink,...
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SD Man Sentenced to Prison for Child Sex Abuse

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a Fort Thompson man has been sentenced to 1  1/2 years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 23-year-old Jordan Traversie was sentenced on Wednesday in federal court. Traversie pleaded guilty to the charge in January. Johnson says the conviction stems...
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8 New Troopers Join South Dakota Highway Patrol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Eight new troopers have joined the ranks of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The recruits went through more than eight months of training to reach Friday’s graduation ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. The graduates completed basic law enforcement training followed by the South Dakota Highway Patrol Recruit Academy. The recruits...
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Gann Valley Woman Convicted of Manslaughter

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A jury in Brule County has found a 23-year-old Gann Valley woman guilty of beating to death a 4-year-old boy because he wet his pants. Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County States Attorney David Natvig say Donika Gonzales faces a sentence of up to life in prison after her...
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Barrel Drop Anticipation in Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News)The Mobridge Area Chamber was alerted Thursday morning that the barrel it place on Lake Oahe–worth $1,000 to one lucky guesser–had dropped through the ice by around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9. Currently there are 7 potential winners of the $1,000 1st place prize for closest guess–all of whom...
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Gubernatorial Candidate to Appear at Meeting of the Hughes/Stanley County Democrats

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes and Stanley County Democrats will meet Monday at the Longbranch in Pierre and have arranged for Joe Lowe to be their guest speaker.  Lowe is one of the Democratic candidates for South Dakota Governor.  Organizers say that Lowe will make a presentation during the meeting, and afterward,...
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