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More Part-Time Students Taking Online Courses

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Board of Regents says more older students in South Dakota are taking online college courses while they complete their degrees part time. The regents say more than 22,500 students enrolled in distance courses at the state’s six public universities last year. University data show about 63 percent of all...
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October Prize Awarded from BGCCA’s Great Futures Mega Raffle

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The October winner in the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area’s Great Futures Mega Raffle was named Wednesday. Three semi-finalists were selected Wednesday morning to win $500 of photo sessions and prints and yesterday afternoon, the name drawn from the three to win the prize was Ann...
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Study Shows Dakotas’ Reliance on Ag Production

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new study shows that the Dakotas get more of their gross state products from agriculture production and food manufacturing than any other states. The study done for South Dakota’s Agriculture Department finds that South Dakota in 2012 got 11.9 percent of its gross state product from those industries, and...
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Senate Democrats Shifting $1 Million to SD Race

WASHINGTON (AP) – National Democrats for the first time are investing campaign cash in South Dakota’s race for an open Senate seat, making the state a critical piece of the party’s strategy to keep control of the Senate. Republicans are heavily favored in the contest, which includes Democrat Rick Weiland against former Republican Governor...
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Republicans Call for PAC to Pull ‘Defamatory’ Ad

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Republican Party says it’ll take legal action against a political action committee if it doesn’t pull a television advertisement the party says is “defamatory” toward U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds. Party Chairman Craig Lawrence threatened to sue Every Voice Action on Wednesday and the television stations...
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Motion Hearing Scheduled in Gay Marriage Case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The first motion hearing in the lawsuit challenging South Dakota’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage has been scheduled in Sioux Falls. Judge Karen Schreier has scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 17 on South Dakota’s request to dismiss the lawsuit brought by six same-sex couples in May. Minneapolis attorney Josh...
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Ball and Collection Rededication to be Part of 125th Anniversary Celebration

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) In celebration of South Dakota’s 125th anniversary, a group of local citizens have set up an evening of history, food, entertainment and dancing later this month.  The event is being held to honor the state’s anniversary, the First Ladies of South Dakota and the contributions that women have played...
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Sky Gazers Check Out Early Lunar Eclipse Today

UNDATED – (DRG News) This morning’s lunar eclipse captured the attention of many people, as citizens far and wide made it a point to check out the skies early today.  The National Weather Service reported that the partial eclipse started about 4:15 a.m. this morning and there was a 30 minute period-until about 6:25...
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South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor to Induct New Member This Month

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A former Pierre employee of the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be inducted into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor later this month.  Tim Bjorneberg was been named as this year’s honoree.  The Transportation Hall of Honor Committee will hold a banquet in Bjorneberg’s honor on October...
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Three Semi-Finalists Named in October Drawing for BGCCA’s Great Futures Mega Raffle

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Three Pierre women were selected this morning to be eligible for the October prize package in the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area’s Great Futures Mega Raffle.  During a drawing on KGFX this morning, Peggy Laurenz, Glennis Zarecky and Ann Schwartz were chosen as the semi-finalists to...
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