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City of Pierre Offers Info on Upcoming Snow Plow Operations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre is offering an update on its plowing and sanding operations for the coming hours.  City of Pierre Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says plows are off the streets for the time being, but sanders will be sent out if called by Police Dispatch.  Patton...
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30 Head of Livestock Killed in Semi Accident Saturday

MCINTOSH, S.D. – (DRG News) A semi-rollover occurred over the weekend near Little Eagle-killing about 30 head of livestock.  Sheriff Keith Gall of the Corson County Sheriff’s Office says the accident was reported about 12:15 p.m. Mountain Time on Saturday on SD Highway 63 south of Little Eagle.   Gall says an Iowa man, 25-year-old...
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Semi Accident Leaves Driver with Minor Injuries Near Miller

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Onida man received minor injuries in an accident this morning near Miller.  Local authorities indicate the accident was reported about 2:50 a.m. this morning in Hand County.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the mishap occurred on Highway 14 about a mile west of Miller.  An investigation shows...
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Slippery Section of I-90 Sees More Than One Weather Related Crash Early This Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The early morning hours brought more than one weather related crash to a westbound section of Interstate 90-east of Murdo today.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a series of accidents occurred around 1:00 a.m. and started when a semi-truck rear-ended another semi on I-90 between Murdo and Draper. ...
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SD’s Rounds Selected to Serve on 4 Committees in Congress

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen.-Elect Mike Rounds from South Dakota will serve on four committees in the upcoming Congress. Rounds says he has been selected to the Armed Services Committee; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee; Environment and Public Works Committee; and Veterans Affairs Committee. Rounds says all four committees focus on issues...
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Thune to Reprise Committee Assignments in 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota says he’ll continue his current committee assignments in the upcoming Congress. Thune’s office announced on Monday the committee assignments for South Dakota’s incoming senior U.S. senator. He’ll serve on the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; the Committee on Commerce, Science, and...
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$1 Million Donation to Fund American Indian Sculpture

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Norm and Eunabel McKie family of Rapid City is donating $1 million to build a statue to help mark South Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the donation Monday to fund the 45-foot statue of a star quilt being received by a Native American woman....
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Oklahoma Men Plead Guilty in South Dakota Contractor Scam

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two people from Oklahoma have pleaded guilty in a scheme to entice South Dakota consumers to buy their asphalt laying services. Sixty-four-year-old Sylvester Cooper Sr. and 41-year-old Leonard Cooper, of Spiro, Oklahoma, are charged with failing to inform buyers of their right to cancel and failure to furnish cancellation forms....
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Regents CEO Part of Meeting with US Education Secretary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Board of Regents Executive Director and CEO Jack Warner is traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to meet with federal Education Secretary Arne Duncan and other education leaders. The officials will discuss state-level efforts to raise K-12 education standards and assessments. Warner says the goal is to better...
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Freezing Rain Coats Roads in the Dakotas, Hampering Travel

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Many roads in the Dakotas are in poor driving condition because of freezing rain. Motorists are advised to use caution in many areas, and not travel at all in others. Some schools are starting classes late. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a Missouri man was injured Sunday night...
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