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As Construction Season Approaches, SDDOT Reminds of Work Zone Awareness

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This week has been recognized as National Work Zone Awareness Week and South Dakota’s Department of Transportation is asking motorists to drive with care through construction areas-as roadwork will get underway soon.  Dean VanDeWiele, Pierre Project Engineer for the DOT says it won’t be long before orange cones and...
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State Capitol Open Saturday for Prom Photos

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News)  The State Capitol will be open tomorrow to accomodate those attending prom who want to have their pictures taken in the building.  Prom attendees and their families wanting to pose in the Rotunda or on the grand marble staircase can do so until 7:00 p.m. tomorrow evening.  Visitors are...
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SD Lottery Expects Less Income This Year Than Last

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Lottery is anticipating a slight decrease in revenue this year. Lottery director of sales Joe Willingham says lotto game sales are down 4.6 percent. He says it’s not likely the lottery can surpass last year’s numbers as last year was a record year. Video lottery has leveled...
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Senate Ads Hitting Television Airwaves in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Television ads for the lone Democratic candidate and the Republican front-runner for one of South Dakota’s U.S. Senate seats up for grabs in November are beginning to hit the airwaves.        Democrat Rick Weliand’s 30-second ad titled “Take it Back” features a montage of video snippets and photos...
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Official: Birds Along Missouri River Could Change

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – A biology researcher at the University of South Dakota says life will likely be changing for birds along the Missouri River. Chris Merkord presented his research Thursday that found the changing nature of the cottonwood forests along the river in South Dakota will impact what type of birds can live...
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Jackley, Others Support Veteran’s Memorial Cross

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined his counterparts in 18 other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the use of a cross to memorialize veterans does not violate the First Amendment. A veterans group has asked the Supreme Court to overrule an order to...
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SD Newspaper Association Honors Longtime AP Reporter

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Newspaper Association is honoring longtime Associated Press correspondent Chet Brokaw. He’s receiving the group’s Distinguished Service Award on Friday at its annual convention in Pierre. Brokaw has covered South Dakota government and other news events for the AP since 1981. He retired last month at the end...
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Mobridge City Council Held Special Meeting April 10

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Mobridge City Council held a special meeting on April 10 at 12:00 p.m. Members of the council were selected for the canvass of the April 8 election.  While the count was being verified by City Attorney Rick Cain, council moved on to other business. Council approved advertising for...
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11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL

WASHINGTON (AP) – Eleven Senate Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May. The senators say the five-year review of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline that would pass through South Dakota has been “exhaustive” and taken longer than reasonably justified. The letter sent Thursday says approval...
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South Dakota Perspective to be Aired Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday, join the Dakota News Network for the April broadcast of the monthly program “South Dakota Perspective”.   South Dakota Perspective starts at 2:05 p.m. and this month, the guest for the first portion of the program will be South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard.  Joining us about 2:30 p.m., we’ll...
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