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A.H. Brown Library in Mobridge Celebrates National Library Week

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) When was the last time you visited your local library? With the newer part of the library, it is so comfortable to relax and read a good book. April 13 through the 19 is National Library Week.  The A.H. Brown Library in Mobridge celebrated with a week of activities...
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Overall Index Up in Rural Midwest Banker Survey

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The overall index for an economic survey of bankers in 10 Midwestern and Plains states has risen for a second consecutive month, suggesting more growth in the months ahead. The Rural Mainstreet Index hit 53.2 in April, compared with 50.1 in March. The survey indexes range from 0 to 100,...
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BNSF Outlines Fertilizer Shipment Plan to Feds

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – BNSF Railway Co. has told a federal oversight board that it will add 52 trains in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana over the next six weeks to boost fertilizer shipments. The Surface Transportation Board this week ordered BNSF and Canadian Pacific Railway to report their plans by Friday to ensure...
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New SD Policies Cut Parolee’s Time, Management

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota corrections officials are making progress in implementing a series of new policies aimed at reducing recidivism rates and the state’s prison population. A Department of Corrections official on Thursday updated an oversight committee on the policies that took effect in July. The state is setting up pilot programs,...
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Timber Lake and Area Museum Seeks Artists

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Timber Lake and Area Museum is looking for artists. The art project was envisioned years ago by the late Jim Nelson, who suggested a series of original paintings to be hung in the main gallery.  Together, the art pieces will tell the history of the area, especially Dewey...
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Earth Day Cleanup from Mobridge to Selby

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Leadership Partners of North Central South Dakota are asking for your help on April 22.  Those wishing to participate in the Earth Day Cleanup are invited to join the effort from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The group plans to clean up along U.S. Highway 12 from the...
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Man Sentenced in Eagle Butte Stabbing Death

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison in the stabbing death of an Eagle Butte man. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Jared Slader has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. A...
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Rhoden Raises Just Under $16K During Quarter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Larry Rhoden raised just shy of $16,000 during the first three months of 2014. Rhoden’s latest Federal Election Commission filing shows a little more than $78,000 in his campaign coffers at the end of the quarter, offset by slightly less than $7,000 in debt. Totals...
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Bosworth’s Campaign Says She Raised $772K in 1Q

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Doctor Annette Bosworth says she raised slightly more than $772,000 during the first three months of 2014. Patrick Davis with Bosworth’s campaign says in an email that Bosworth spent nearly $674,000 during the quarter, and the campaign had about $348,000 cash on...
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Nelson Raises More Than $28K During First Quarter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State Representative Stace Nelson of Fulton raised more than $28,400 for his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat during the first three months of 2014. Nelson’s Federal Election Commission report shows he spent just under $28,800 during the quarter ending March 31st, leaving him cash on hand of slightly...
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