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First Lady Linda Daugaard & Moser Family at 2013 Christmas at the Capitol Lighting Ceremony (Courtesy Photo)

Christmas at the Capitol Officially Opened with Grand Lighting Ceremony Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Yesterday brought the Grand Lighting Ceremony for the 2013 Christmas at the Capitol display. The evening featured entertainment by Surprise Package, the Pierre Youth Orchestra, Capital City Children’s Chorus, soloists Kathy Cruse and Michael Pangburn and the Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School Concert Choir. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill welcomed...
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Attorney General Marty Jackley

Jackley Discusses Possible Run for Re-Election

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Attorney General says he is leaning toward announcing a run for another term in the AG’s office next year.  Marty Jackley was appointed to the position in 2009 to fill a vacancy left by previous Attorney General Larry Long.  He was elected to the position for a...
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Pierre Woman Finds $800 in State’s Lost and Found

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Megan Deal is a bit more thankful this holiday. The second-grade teacher from Pierre recently logged onto the South Dakota Treasurer’s website and found out she had more than $800 coming in unclaimed property. It was from an uncashed paycheck and Internet service refund from when she was in...
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Ethanol’s Rise Can Mean Loss of Hunting Lands

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Since the government began requiring ethanol be added to gasoline, the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska have lost 2.8 million acres of land set aside in the U.S. Conservation Reserve Program. Hunters, who are big business in that part of the country, say...
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High Court Affirms Jerauld County State’s Attorney Win

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court says the man who won the state’s attorney’s race in Jerauld County last November is the rightful holder of the office, even though he simultaneously ran for the position in a neighboring county. Dedrich Koch beat Casey Bridgman in the Republican primary in June...
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Tribal Honor Song Issue Arises Again in SD School

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – School officials in the South Dakota city of Chamberlain are set to decide next month whether to include an American Indian honor song at future graduation ceremonies. The controversy arose last spring, when the school board rejected a request for a Lakota honor song. Board members said a feathering ceremony...
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SD Defers to Insurance Companies on Health Care Law

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota will allow insurance companies to decide whether to let customers keep health plans that otherwise would be canceled under the federal health care law. The Division of Insurance made the announcement Tuesday in response to President Barack Obama’s decision to give companies the option...
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Bumpy Skies But Smooth Roads Expected for Holiday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans traveling by car this holiday week should have no trouble. But storms elsewhere could impact air travelers connecting to flights through the major airline hubs. The National Weather Service says temperatures might be a bit cooler than normal, but most of the Northern Plains should be dry....
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SD Ag Secretary: Raw Milk Rules to Take Effect December 11

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s agriculture secretary says new rules covering the production, testing and labeling of raw milk sold in the state will take effect Dec. 11. The Agriculture Department had been trying to pass the rules since last spring and has held three hearings on the issue. The Legislature’s Rules...
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National Weather Service

Forecasters Look at Weather Stats for Past Thanksgivings

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Forecasters are predicting temperatures in the low 30′s in central South Dakota on Thanksgiving Day-with no mention of any precipitation in the state’s mid-section.  The National Weather Service says that means it will be cooler than the high temperatures that have been recorded for the past few Thanksgiving holidays. ...
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