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Group to Spend $255,000 on TV Ads Backing Weiland

WASHINGTON (AP) – An outside group plans to spend an additional $255,000 on ads in the final days of the South Dakota Senate race in an effort to boost Democrat Rick Weiland and attack independent candidate Larry Pressler. Every Voice Action said Wednesday it would air a new ad statewide through Election Day. The...
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Independent US Senator Endorses Larry Pressler

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Larry Pressler has picked up the endorsement of Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King. King says Pressler would “build bridges between Democrats and Republicans” who wants to help his state. King is a former governor of Maine. Pressler has served as a Republican congressman and senator and is running against...
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SD Poll: 60 Percent Support for Keystone Pipeline

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A scientific poll done by two media organizations found wide support among South Dakotans for the Keystone XL pipeline. The statewide survey commissioned by the Argus Leader and KELO-TV shows 60 percent backing for the project, with 30 percent opposed and 10 percent undecided. The TransCanada Corp. project would...
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State Climatologist Recaps Summer Weather and Looks Toward Winter Prediction

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Looking back at the weather conditions so far this year, South Dakota’s State Climatologist verifies what most people already knew-the months of June through August brought comfortable summer temperatures to the state. Dennis Todey says daytime highs during that three month period weren’t excessive; but overnight temperatures were warmer...
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Weekend Vandalism Reported at Oahe Downstream Shooting Complex

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Officials are investigating vandalism that has been reported at the recently opened Oahe Downstream Shooting Complex north of Fort Pierre.  The facility was upgraded and expanded this year and reopened to the public almost two months ago.  Pat Buscher, SDGFP District Park Supervisor for Oahe Downstream Recreation Area...
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PPD Cites 10 Trailers Tuesday for Overtime Parking

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Police Officers cited ten trailers for overtime parking yesterday.  More than 80 boat trailers, campers and homemade trailers parked along the sides of streets were marked by Pierre Police last week and owners were notified that the items had to be moved.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says...
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Four Vehicle Crash Reported Tuesday at Capitol/Euclid Intersection

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A crash involving four vehicles occurred Tuesday at the intersection of Capitol and Euclid Avenues in Pierre.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the accident took place about 5:20 p.m. yesterday afternoon.  He says the driver of the first unit involved, a 61-year-old woman from Midland, was traveling southbound...
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Goverment to Spend $4M on Honey Bee Aid in 5 States

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The federal government this fiscal year is providing $4 million in technical and financial assistance to help Midwestern farmers and ranchers improve the health of honeybees. Bees pollinate a number of crops and play an important role in food production. Their numbers have been declining at a sharp rate due...
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Fire in Cornfield North of Pierre Burns Less Than an Acre of Stubble

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire north of Pierre burned less than an acre of corn stubble Tuesday night.  The Pierre Rural Fire Department was told of the fire around 8:20 p.m.  It was located about a mile north of the Peoria Flats turnoff and west of Highway 1804.   Pierre Rural Fire Chief...
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FPFD Extinguishes Small Fire at ORV Area North of Fort Pierre Tuesday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department was called to the report of smoke near the Off Road Vehicle area north of Fort Pierre along Highway 1806 yesterday.  Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the smoke was reported about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.  Firefighters arriving on scene found an...
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