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SD Man Sentenced to 3 Years for Sexual Assault

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Bullhead, South Dakota man convicted of abusive sexual contact with a juvenile has been sentenced to three years in prison. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 24-year-old Landon Iron Thunder was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty in March. Authorities say the crime occurred in 2010 at Iron Thunder’s...
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Officials Working On Process for Volunteers to Help with Tornado Recovery

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Some citizens had started planning today to help victims of Wednesday’s tornado that left extensive damage in Wessington Springs, but the SD Department of Public Safety is advising people to wait to offer assistance for now.  The DPS says state officials know that people from all over South Dakota...
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SD Officials Reroute Drivers From Flooded Roads

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Heavy rains and flooding have led to the partial closures of major thoroughfares in South Dakota, redirecting tourism and industry traffic. A section of Interstate 29 between Sioux City, Iowa, and Vermillion, South Dakota, has been closed. Crews are working to build up a levee near Exit 4 on the...
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Pierre Man Claims $6,001 Wild Card 2 Prize

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man claimed his Wild Card 2 prize from last Saturday’s drawing at the Pierre Lottery Office.  The South Dakota Lottery says Dean Stuart matched five of five white ball numbers but missed the Wild Card to pick up the game’s $6,000 second prize.  He also matched one...
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First Sections of Capitol Stained Glass to Return to Pierre Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow will bring the start of work to return some stained glass panels to the State Capitol Building. Glass pieces from the rotunda, barrel vault and House and Senate chambers have been taken out at various times over the past year for the renovation project. Stained glass taken from...
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Woman Whose Body Was Found Off I-90 Identified

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota authorities have released the name of the woman whose body was found this week off Interstate 90 because they’re investigating the incident as a homicide. The attorney general’s office says 47-year-old Theresa Dashewich was discovered Tuesday in Jackson County. Her last known address was Huber Heights, Ohio. Anyone...
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KGFX Visits Kadoka for Hometown Tour!

KADOKA, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX held another Hometown Tour broadcast Wednesday (6/18).  We had a great visit with our many Hometown Tour guests and want to thank them-along with our program sponsors-for helping make the program possible.  Check out some of the photos we took during the broadcast and on a tour around...
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Kraft Foods Recalls Velveeta in Several States Including SD

NEW YORK (AP) – Kraft is recalling Velveeta cheese from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states, mostly in the Midwest, because the cheese lacks the proper amount of preservatives. Insufficient levels of sorbic acid has led to the recall of 260 cases of Velveeta original pasteurized recipe cheese product because it could...
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Republican Convention Opens in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Republican Party says it expects record attendance at its state convention that opened Thursday in Rapid City. More than 400 delegates are certified to vote and 150 guests are also attending. The party says GOP leaders taking part in the convention include U.S. Sen. John Thune,...
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NWS Says Wessington Springs Tornado Rated EF-2

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) – The National Weather Service says the tornado that destroyed homes and businesses and injured one person in Wessington Springs has been rated as an EF-2. Meteorologist Sally Johnson in Sioux Falls says the twister was on the ground for about 40 minutes Wednesday night and its winds peaked at...
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