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North Central South Dakota Sees Syphilis Cases

PIERRE, S.D. – Syphilis cases are at a 36-year high in South Dakota, with 32 cases reported so far this year. According to the state health department that includes five cases in the north-central part of the state. Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is spread by sexual contact with an infected individual. Initial...
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November is Adoption Awareness Month

PIERRE, S.D. –The South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) will emphasize the critical need for adoptive parents during the month of November. To help recruit and retain adoptive parents for children who are waiting for forever homes, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed November as Adoption Awareness Month. “In South Dakota there is continually a need...
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Pierre and Watertown Mayors Agree to Football Wager for Friday’s Championship Game

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The mayors of Pierre and Watertown have agreed to a wager for tomorrow’s football game between the Pierre Governors and the Watertown Arrows.  Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill and Watertown Mayor Steve Thorson will shake hands before Friday’s 11AA Championship game to make the bet official.  Gill says the mayor...
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Pep Assembly Being Held Today at Riggs

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) There will be a pep assembly today to send off the Pierre Governor’s football team to the State Championship.  It will start at 2:30 p.m. in the main gym at Riggs High School.  The Chamber Choir will perform, there will be an appearance by “men@sChOOL” and Coach Jayson Poppinga...
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Ranchers Fund Distribution Info to be Released

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota ranchers who lost livestock in an early autumn blizzard will soon find out how the money collected will be distributed. Organizers of the Ranchers Relief Fund plan to hold a news conference Friday at the fairgrounds in Rapid City. It will include an update on the fund,...
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Ranchers Rankled by Joan Jett Pick for SD Float

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Some South Dakota farmers and ranchers are upset by the selection of singer-guitarist Joan Jett, a vegetarian and animal rights advocate, to perform on the state’s float in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are scheduled to appear in New York on the float that...
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Feds: 58 South Dakotans Selected Health Plans

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 58 South Dakota residents have successfully signed up for a health insurance plan through a federally run online marketplace during its first month in operation. The federal report issued Wednesday shows that South Dakota has the third fewest sign-ups so...
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McPherson County Fatal Crash

LEOLA, S.D. – A Leola man died in a one-vehicle crash on 118th Street about two miles west and three miles south of Leola on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Stanley John Schock, 67, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet pickup northbound on 360th Avenue approaching 118th Street when the vehicle left the roadway. It traveled in...
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Pierre Boy’s Case Appealed to Supreme Court

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lawyers for a Pierre boy accused of fatally shooting a classmate have followed up a judge’s ruling and appealed to move the case to juvenile court. The South Dakota Supreme Court says it has received an appeal from 17-year-old Braiden McCahren. He pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, attempted first-degree...
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Further Information on Stabbing Still Pending

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Yellow tape surrounds a residence in Pierre where police were called last night to the report of a stabbing.  Police Captain Elton Blemaster said Tuesday that law enforcement and emergency medical services were dispatched about 6:45 p.m. to the 400 block of South Ree Street where a stabbing had...
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