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Several Flooded SD Roads Reopen After Repairs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State officials have opened more highways in southeastern South Dakota that have been closed the last few weeks due to flooding caused by heavy rains. The state Transportation Department says Highway 46 and Highway 48 at the Iowa state line, Highway 19 south of Centerville and Highway 46 west...
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19 South Dakota Teens Training as Youth Troopers in Pierre

   PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Nineteen South Dakota teenagers will train with the Highway Patrol in Pierre for the third annual Youth Trooper Academy this week.  The American Legion is a co-sponsor of the event and helped select the soon-to-be high school seniors.   Maj. Rick Miller is the Highway Patrol assistant superintendent.  He says...
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Volunteers Flock to Tornado-Damaged South Dakota Town

 WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) – More than 100 people are helping clean up tornado damage in Wessington Springs.  Monday was the first day volunteers were allowed into the southeastern South Dakota town where the June 18 tornado damaged dozens of homes and businesses. The Red Cross is feeding the volunteers through Friday.  Volunteer Tim...
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Hot Springs Hospital an Endangered Historic Place

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named a century-old hospital in Hot Springs for war veterans as one of America’s 11 most endangered historic places.   Battle Mountain opened in 1907 to treat Civil War veterans with lung or respiratory problems. The National Park Service says the Black...
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Legal Sale of Fireworks in SD Begins Friday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The legal sale of fireworks in South Dakota begins Friday. The Department of Public Safety says state law allows the purchase and discharge of fireworks from June 27 until the Sunday after July 4. That means this year it’s legal to discharge fireworks through July 6. Fire Marshal Paul Merriman...
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Widow of Indian Activist Means Files Suit

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The widow of Native American activist Russell Means has filed a lawsuit accusing doctors in New Mexico of overlooking his esophageal cancer. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Monday that the lawsuit by Pearl Means in state District Court in Las Vegas, New Mexico, accuses doctors who work at...
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SDDA Accepting Applications for Trade Trip to Russia

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is accepting applications from people interested in participating in a trade mission to Russia that will center on beef genetics. State agriculture officials are encouraging beef producers and industry representatives to apply by July 14. The trip is tentatively planned for October. Ty Eschenbaum...
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Officials Deny Causing Missouri River Floods

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The federal government says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shouldn’t be blamed for causing major flooding along the Missouri River. The government filed its initial response last week to a lawsuit that more than 200 landowners filed in March. The federal lawsuit claimed landowners should be compensated for the...
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Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club Holds First Cardboard Boat Regatta

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This year’s Oahe Days has been deemed another success by event organizers. Crowds filled Steamboat Park throughout the weekend, taking in the various activities, bands and vendors from Friday through yesterday. One new event added to the weekend this year was the Oahe Days Cardboard Boat Regatta. The race...
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Pleasant Drive Utilities Project Started Today-Results in Traffic Pattern Changes

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Utilities work is underway today on Pleasant Drive in Pierre.  The city says the work means changes in traffic patterns in that area of town.  The construction will focus around the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Pleasant Drive in the coming days.   The City of Pierre asks motorists to...
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