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Fort Thompson man gets 20 months for drug-related death

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Fort Thompson man has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for a drug-related confrontation that led to a man’s death. The U.S. attorney’s office says 32-year-old Zachery Ziegler got into a fight with Thomas Witt on May 23, 2017, and punched Witt in the head. Witt was...
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Average price of US gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) – The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the price has spiked 41 cents over the past three months. Lundberg says the increase is largely driven...
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Deactivation Ceremony Held Saturday for 15 Members of the 200th Engineer Co.

A welcome home ceremony for 15 Soldiers with the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 200th Engineer Company was held Saturday in Pierre. Soldiers with the Pierre, Chamberlain and Mobridge-based unit returned from a nine month deployment to Syria where they emplaced and repaired bridges throughout the region to ensure freedom of movement for US...
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President Orders Flags At Half-Staff Through Tuesday For Santa Fe Victims

President Donald Trump has called for flags at half-staff out of respect for the victims whose lives were taken by the violence perpetrated in Santa Fe, Texas, today.    In accordance with the President’s order, Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that flags across the state be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff until sunset on...
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John Lopez Sculpture Comes to Mobridge

METAL ART SCULPTOR JOHN LOPEZ IS MAKING A PIECE FOR MOBRIDGE THAT IS TO BE UNVEILED IN JULY. HERE HE IS TO TALK ABOUT THAT. HE SAYS HE’S ALMOST DONE BUT HAS SOME THINGS TO FIX UP, AND THAT HE’S EXITED FOR THE UNVEILING.
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Mobridge Shrine Club’s “Cans for Kids” a Success

THE MOBRIDGE SHRINE CLUB’S CANS FOR KIDS TRAILER HAS BEEN MAKING A LOT OF MONEY SINCE THEY FIRST GOT IT LAST YEAR, HERE IS DAVID SIEMON TO TELL ABOUT HOW THEY’VE PROGRESSED. HERE IS WHERE THE TRAILER IS RIGHT NOW.
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Floodwaters Wash out Bridge at Lake Hiddenwood

A powerful storm system dumped over 8 inches of rain in Walworth County, washing away a dam in the state park, Lake Hiddenwood near Selby. The dam was 27 feet high with a concrete spillway and a bridge over it. The dam was built to create Lake Hiddenwood, as an artificial lake. The park...
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Auditors debate over voters registered at Rapid City Walmart

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The more than 160 registered voters who have listed a Rapid City Walmart as their address are at the center of a debate between two candidates for county auditor. The Rapid City Journal reports that Pennington County auditor candidate James Bialota raised the issue Wednesday. He says he’s shocked...
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Rains wipe out dam in South Dakota park, high winds tip semi

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A powerful storm system has dumped heavy rains from western to central South Dakota, washing away a dam in a state park near Selby. Walworth County sheriff’s Deputy Justin Jungwirth says the downpour wiped out the dam in Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area early Friday. No one was camping in the...
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Hilger’s Gulch Fire Quickly Extinguished

A small grass fire in Pierre yesterday (Thurs.) afternoon was quickly contained. Pierre Volunteer Fire Department chief Ian Paul says the fire was in Hilger’s Gulch.
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