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Wagner Women Appointed to Pardons and Parole Board

   PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a Wagner woman to the state’s Board of Pardons and Paroles.   The Rev. Patricia White Horse-Carda will fill the vacancy created by a resignation earlier this year in the nine-member board.   White Horse-Carda has served the Diocese of South Dakota as...
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Former NBC News Anchor Returns to Boyhood Home

   PICKSTOWN, S.D. (AP) – Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw says a part of him will always be in his boyhood home in South Dakota.  Brokaw recently returned to the southeastern South Dakota community of Pickstown for a town reunion and the dedication of the Pickstown and Fort Randall Dam Museum.  Brokaw...
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Meade County Road Collapse Hampering Traffic

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. (AP) – The collapse of a stretch of road in Meade County could disrupt traffic in western South Dakota for months to come. The New Underwood Road is a major north-south artery in the region, linking U.S. Highway 34 with Interstate 90. It’s used heavily by trucks traveling to the oil...
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South Dakota PUC Rules Against Wind Power Producer

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Public Utilities Commission has ruled against an alternative energy producer seeking to force rural electric cooperatives to buy the wind power it plans to generate. Wisconsin-based Prelude LLC tried to use the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act, or PURPA, to get six co-ops to purchase its electricity....
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