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Veterans Group Thanks Hoven Students After Fire

HOVEN, S.D. (AP) – A veterans support group has given flags and a cash donation to students in northern South Dakota who lost their school to a fire in the spring. KELO-TV reports Rolling Thunder Brookings Chapter members wanted to thank the school in Hoven after students there raised about $2,500 for the group...
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Week of Warm Weather Helps South Dakota Row Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A week of warm weather has helped the development of row crops in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that temperatures over the past week have been well above normal. That aided crops such as corn, soybeans and sunflowers. About two-thirds of the state’s...
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Man Accused of Killing Researchers on Trial in SD

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man accused of driving drunk and killing two federal wildlife researchers more than a year ago is on trial in Charles Mix County. Thirty-year-old Ronald Fischer Jr., of Lake Andes, has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and vehicular homicide charges. His trial began Monday. He could...
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SD Retired Nurse Claims $200K Wild Card 2 Jackpot

HOVEN, S.D. (AP) – A retired nurse in Hoven has claimed the $200,000 Wild Card 2 jackpot in Saturday’s drawing. South Dakota Lottery officials say Christa Ramirez is the lucky ticket holder. Officials say Ramirez matched all five white ball numbers and the wild card. Ramirez says she immediately “didn’t believe” she hit the...
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SD Highway Patrol Plans Sobriety Checkpoints

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol says it is targeting 17 counties with sobriety checkpoints in October. The Patrol announced the checkpoints on Monday. The counties scheduled for sobriety checkpoints in October are: Brookings, Brown, Clay, Codington, Davison, Hamlin, Hughes, Lawrence, Lincoln, Meade, Minnehaha, Moody, Roberts, Sanborn, Spink, Tripp and Walworth.
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Hot Lotto Ticket Sold in Kadoka Worth $9,000

KADOKA, S.D. (AP) – A Hot Lotto ticket sold in Kadoka is worth $9,000 in the latest drawing. State lottery officials say the ticket matched four of five white ball numbers and the Hot Ball to win the game’s $3,000 third prize, at odds of 1 in about 139,000. The ticket holder also had...
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Injured Man Found at Oahe Dam’s Emergency Spillway Saturday Morning

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man was found injured at Oahe Dam’s Emergency Spillway over the weekend and law enforcers are checking into the circumstances surrounding the incident. Stanley County Chief Deputy Sheriff Greg Swanson says authorities were called to the Emergency Spillway Saturday morning about 7:00 a.m. where it was reported...
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UBS Holding Highmore Blood Drive–Organizers Hope Donations Exceed Goal

MITCHELL, S.D. – (DRG News) United Blood Services is holding a blood drive in Highmore today.  Abbie Titze, Donor Recruitment Representative for UBS says recent blood drives have not brought in the required inventory, which is making it hard for United Blood Services to meet commitments to regional hospitals.  Due to the increased need,...
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Highway 34 Near Howes Reopens-Work Along Road Continues

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Though a section of Highway 34 has reopened to traffic, motorists are being reminded by the South Dakota Department of Transportation that construction equipment and flaggers are still working at the site.  A two-and-a-half mile section of Highway 34 east of Howes has been closed since August 11 to...
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Pierre Landfill Project Approved for Financial Package

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved an almost $1.2 million dollar financial package for Pierre to help construct an additional solid waste disposal cell at the regional landfill.  The funds for the Pierre landfill project were announced Friday and the grant and loan money will...
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