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Women’s Prison Inmate Sentenced for Assault of Fellow Inmate

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An inmate at the South Dakota Women’s Prison has been sentenced for an assault incident at the prison in Pierre. 23-year-old Amada Portillo is currently serving a five-year sentence out of Hughes County for a 2012 count of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. Most recently, the South...
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Fire Officials Urging Caution As Harvest Continues

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Farmers and ranchers are being asked to take extra precautions to prevent wildfires as harvest continues this fall. South Dakota’s Division of Wildland Fire says the dry fuel conditions the state is experiencing means that conditions are right for fast moving prairie fires. Jim Strain, South Dakota Wildland Fire...
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Children Invited to the Governor’s Residence to Trick or Treat Tomorrow Evening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard will be handing out Halloween treats at the Governor’s Mansion tomorrow evening. Children are being invited to trick-or-treat at the Governor’s Residence from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31. Governor Daugaard says a in a press release that they...
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SD Reports $65M in Unclaimed Property Receipts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s treasurer says the state has so far received $65 million in unclaimed property this year. Treasurer Rich Sattgast says the amount is consistent with the $62 million to $65 million estimates he reported to the state Legislature last year. The sum includes account balances and other items of...
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Dupree School Students Visit KGFX

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The KGFX studios were visited by a group of students from Dupree School recently. ┬áThe group came to the station to record anti drug/alcohol and anti-tobacco use messages. ┬áThe students ranged in age from sixth grade to twelfth grade. They submitted entries during the Red Ribbon Week contest held...
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Romney Stumps for US Senate Hopeful Rounds in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has started a trio of campaign stops in South Dakota with U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds. Romney during a Thursday rally at a Sioux Falls hotel called on South Dakota voters to help Republicans take back control of the U.S. Senate. The GOP...
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US Senate Hopefuls Square Off in Boisterous Debate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The candidates fighting to replace outgoing U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson have met for their final public sparring match before the Nov. 4 elections. Republican Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland and independents Gordon Howie and Larry Pressler on Wednesday squared off at a debate sponsored by KELO-TV in Sioux Falls....
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Noem Criticizes Election Ads

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem says the TV ads this election cycle have turned too negative and don’t show where candidates stand on issues that matter to voters. Noem on Wednesday spoke on a wide range of topics before a group of students at Sioux Falls Christian High School. Noem...
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Farm Rescue Nonprofit Helping 300th Midwest Family

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Farm Rescue nonprofit in the Midwest is helping its 300th family this week, just eight years after former North Dakota farm boy and UPS pilot Bill Gross launched the unique organization. A handful of volunteers are helping harvest corn for western Minnesota farmer John Dubbels, who’s being treated for...
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Media Poll Shows Wide Support for ‘Patient Choice’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans who answered a poll indicated strong approval for the so-called patient choice act on next week’s ballot. The survey done by KELO-TV and the Argus Leader shows Initiated Measure 17 has support from statewide voters by a 55-28 percent margin. Seventeen percent were undecided. Mason-Dixon Polling &...
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