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News Anchor Tells Bosworth of Election Loss on TV

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Annette Bosworth was doing a live shot on Fox News Tuesday night when anchor Megyn Kelly asked her reaction to Mike Rounds being declared winner of the GOP primary. Bosworth responded: “Well, that’s news to me. I didn’t know that.” Kelly asked, “Really?” and...
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Susan Wismer Wins Democratic Bid for SD Governor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State Rep. Susan Wismer has won the Democratic bid for South Dakota governor. She defeated the former head of the state’s wildfire agency, Joe Lowe. Wismer has been in the Legislature since 2009. The accountant from Britton has criticized Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard for cutting spending on education and...
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Ex-South Dakota Gov. Rounds Wins GOP Senate Vote

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has won the Republican party nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson. Rounds, widely considered the GOP front-runner from the start, easily won over four other candidates. The 59-year-old insurance agency executive topped state Sen. Larry Rhoden,...
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South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard Wins GOP Primary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard breezed to a Republican primary victory in his bid for a second full term in office. He topped lesser-known challenger former state Rep. Lora Hubbel, of Sioux Falls. Daugaard took a low-key approach to his primary race, airing few television ads highlighting some of his...
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SD Independents Allowed to Cast Democratic Votes in Primary

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – This is the second statewide election in South Dakota in which registered independents have the option of voting in the Democratic primary. The rule came into play in the U.S. House contest and a few other races in 2012. Independent voters statewide are now offered either a nonpartisan ballot...
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Pierre Man Arrested for Assault and Reckless Driving

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was taken into custody yesterday for Assault and Reckless Driving charges. About 1:10 p.m. yesterday, Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were told that the driver of a vehicle traveling about 50 mph tried to swerve and run over a man who was working near...
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Pierre PD Investigating Vandalism to Three Light Poles Overnight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is investigating three cases of vandalism to light poles. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says three light poles were knocked over in the 1300 block of East Robinson Avenue, the 1200 block of East Erskine Street and at the intersection of Taylor Avenue and Buffalo...
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Storm Prompts Rounds to Change Campaign Plans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A thunderstorm forced Senate candidate Mike Rounds to change his campaign plans on Tuesday, and more bad weather is in the forecast. Rounds started the day in Sioux Falls and was flying to Rapid City when a storm packing large hail prompted him to land in Pierre. His spokesman...
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DOT Says Caution Advised at Intersection of Garfield & Fourth Street/Airport Road

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Staff with South Dakota’s Department of Transportation want to reiterate to drivers that the change in traffic flow on a portion of Pierre’s Garfield Avenue means they should pay greater attention when driving in that area. Yesterday, motorists using the northern portion of Garfield, also known as the Truck...
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Alabama Students Help Ranchers Hit by Autumn Storm

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – Students from Alabama are in western South Dakota to help ranchers who lost livestock in a blizzard last fall. South Dakota ranchers lost an estimated 43,000 cattle and other livestock in a blizzard last October that struck early and with surprising ferocity. The Rapid City Journal reports the students from...
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