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Burn Ban Goes Into Effect for McPherson County

LEOLA, SD- (DRG News) In addition to several fires that have affected the area in recent weeks, several burn bans have been put into effect. The list of counties continues to grow as county commissioners placed McPherson County under a burn ban on Tuesday. The ban will last until further notice, and prohibits all...
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Fort Pierre Voters Return Bernhard and Gabriel to New Terms on City Council

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre man re-elected to serve on the city council says he is happy with Tuesday’s Election Day win.  Todd Bernhard was challenged in the election for Ward 3 Alderman by Gary Grittner.  Bernhard defeated Grittner in the tight race by an unofficial vote of 106-98.  Bernhard...
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Thune Has $10.4 Million in Bank for Likely 2016 Senate Bid

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota U.S. Sen. John Thune has nearly $10.4 million in the bank for his likely bid for a third Senate term in 2016. Thune’s campaign announced Wednesday the Republican lawmaker’s first-quarter haul was roughly $793,000 and that he is sitting on $10.37 million. Campaign manager Joshua Shields says the...
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Lower Brule Council Meeting Erupts When Chairman Declared

LOWER BRULE, S.D. (AP) – The first tribal council meeting since the death of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Chairman Michael Jandreau ended in chaos. More than 60 people gathered Wednesday for the meeting on the Lower Brule reservation. Acting Chairman Kevin Wright opened the meeting with a prayer and moment of silence for Jandreau,...
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