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SDDOH: Influenza-Related Deaths Increase to 23 in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The number of influenza-related deaths in South Dakota has increased to 23 during the current season. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger tells KELO-TV that three deaths occurred last week. More than 400 people have been hospitalized because of the virus throughout the season. Even though doctors in the state have diagnosed...
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New Leaders Chosen for South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission elected its new chairman and vice chairman this week.  Commissioner Chris Nelson was chosen as chairman and Commissioner Kristie Fiegen as vice chairman.  The three-member panel includes Commissioner Gary Hanson-and the group conducted the votes at a meeting held in Pierre on Tuesday. ...
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Rawlins Municipal Library Honored at Awards Ceremony Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Rawlins Municipal Library of Pierre was honored at an awards ceremony at the State Capitol yesterday.  Rawlins Library was one of 12 South Dakota public libraries to achieve state accreditation by the South Dakota State Library.  Robin Schrupp, Library Director at Rawlins says in a press release that...
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MDU Checking Into Cause of Power Outage in North Central SD

BISMARCK, N.D. – (DRG News) A number of customers who receive their power through Montana Dakota Utilities ended up without electricity for almost an hour and a half today. MDU says the issue involved problems with a large transmission line that runs into the Glenham substation. Power went out early this afternoon and Mark...
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