Weiland Wants New Democratic Senators to Oust Reid

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland says he’s launching a national petition drive to urge Democratic senate candidates to oust Harry Reid as the Senate majority leader. Weiland said Friday he wants senators to enlist Elizabeth Warren or another member of their caucus to challenge Reid if Democrats retain...
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Four Groups in Dakotas Get Rural Development Grants

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Four groups in the Dakotas, two in North Dakota and two in South Dakota, are getting grants through the federal Agriculture Department’s Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program. The program aims to help develop or expand rural businesses, especially co-ops and mutually owned businesses.   In South Dakota, the Value Added Agriculture Development Center...
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South Dakota Forecast Nice for Halloween

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Trick-or-treaters across South Dakota will have decent weather to venture out for Halloween. The state forecast calls for highs Friday from the upper 30s in the northeast to the lower 50s in the southwest. And there’s no mention of rain. Among those greeting kids at the door will be Gov....
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Daugaard Outspent Wismer 3 to 1 Governor’s Race

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Campaign finance reports show incumbent Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard has brought in more than three times as much money as state Rep. Susan Wismer in the race for South Dakota’s next governor. The final reports published before the election show Daugaard has raised about $690,000 since the primary fundraising period...
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PFD and PRFD Put Out Two Fires on LaFramboise Island Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two fires, deemed suspicious in nature, were put out last night on LaFramboise Island by the Pierre Fire Department. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says crews were told that smoke was spotted on the island about 5:35 p.m. Wednesday. He says firefighters found two small fires about a mile...
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Former Pierre Man Honored with Tree Plantings, Benches & Sign at Pierre Arboretum

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A former Pierre man was honored yesterday as part of a dedication event held at Pierre’s Arboretum. The arboretum holds a number of different native species of trees and is located in southeast Pierre near the Izaak Walton Club. Yesterday, two benches, some recent tree plantings and a sign,...
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Women’s Prison Inmate Sentenced for Assault of Fellow Inmate

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An inmate at the South Dakota Women’s Prison has been sentenced for an assault incident at the prison in Pierre. 23-year-old Amada Portillo is currently serving a five-year sentence out of Hughes County for a 2012 count of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. Most recently, the South...
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Fire Officials Urging Caution As Harvest Continues

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Farmers and ranchers are being asked to take extra precautions to prevent wildfires as harvest continues this fall. South Dakota’s Division of Wildland Fire says the dry fuel conditions the state is experiencing means that conditions are right for fast moving prairie fires. Jim Strain, South Dakota Wildland Fire...
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Children Invited to the Governor’s Residence to Trick or Treat Tomorrow Evening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard will be handing out Halloween treats at the Governor’s Mansion tomorrow evening. Children are being invited to trick-or-treat at the Governor’s Residence from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31. Governor Daugaard says a in a press release that they...
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SD Reports $65M in Unclaimed Property Receipts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s treasurer says the state has so far received $65 million in unclaimed property this year. Treasurer Rich Sattgast says the amount is consistent with the $62 million to $65 million estimates he reported to the state Legislature last year. The sum includes account balances and other items of...
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