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Voters to Select from Four Candidates for Fort Pierre Mayor Today

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The four citizens running for the position of Mayor of Fort Pierre are encouraging citizens to get to the polls today and vote. Long time Fort Pierre Mayor Sam Tidball announced his intention to retire after his current term ends. Running to take over the position from Tidball...
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Finalists Named for 2014 South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The finalists for the 2014 Leopold Conservation Award were announced this week. The annual award honors South Dakota landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. The Sand County Foundation, the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and the South Dakota Grassland Coalition named Cronin Farms of Gettysburg, John...
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CSDCAC Holds Sunday Event As Part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This week is noted as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The theme this year is 30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice. To kick off the week, the Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center, which is a department of Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre, held an art viewing...
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Today is Election Day in City of Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) April 8 is election day in the City of Mobridge.  Two seats on the Mobridge-Pollock School District Board of Education are to be filled today by the voters.  Candidates running in the race are Harry “Bingo” Kindt, Todd Wagner, and Jay Shillingstad. The other item going to vote is...
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Area Scouters Complete Safety Training

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Mobridge and Selby Cub Scout volunteers became certified Archery and BB gun Range Masters in Pierre on Saturday. Completing both courses conducted by Watertown instructor Scott Osborn were Clayton Anderberg and Danny Nichols of Mobridge and Leah Holder of Selby. The three took the training in preparation for this...
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SD Woman on Trial for Allegedly Killing 4-year-old

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A woman is on trial in Chamberlain for allegedly beating to death a 4-year-old boy because he wet his pants. Twenty-three- year-old Donika Gonzales of Gann Valley has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and alternate charges in the February 2013 death of Mason Naser. The Daily Republic newspaper reports...
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FEMA Releases Document on Flood Policy Changes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released updated guidelines on a new law to lessen the blow of flood insurance premium hikes. The guidelines could potentially affect more than 1,600 South Dakotans with subsidized flood insurance. A 2012 federal policy sought to make the cost of national flood insurance rates...
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Two Candidates Join to Criticize GOP Front-Runner

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two U.S. Senate candidates on opposite sides of the political spectrum called a joint news conference Monday to protest the Republican frontrunner’s out-of-state fundraising. Democratic candidate Rick Weiland and Republican state Rep. Stace Nelson stood side-by-side accusing former Gov. Mike Rounds of trying to buy the race, but the...
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Dog Rescued After Falling Through Ice Near LaFramboise Island Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department’s Rescue Squad was called to a small cove near LaFramboise Island Saturday to help rescue a dog that had fallen through a section of ice still covering the water at that location. PFD’s First Assistant Chief Leon Ellis says the department was told just after...
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Ag Secretary Discusses Involvement in National and Midwest Organizations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Secretary of Agriculture says he looks forward to his service on a committee that is part of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA). Lucas Lentsch was named in February as Vice Chair of NASDA’s Rural Development and Financial Security Committee. Lentsch says the national...
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