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Fire Marshal Reminds South Dakotans to Change Clocks This Weekend and Check Smoke Alarms

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s State Fire Marshal reminds state residents to check their smoke alarms this weekend as part of the process of setting clocks back one hour.  Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning and clocks will be moved back.  Fire Marshal Paul Merriman says when...
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“Ladies Night” Raises $7,000 for Breast Cancer Support

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) Runnings “Ladies Night” event raised more than $7,000 to help in the fight against breast cancer. Thousands of customers took part in the evening which was hosted at nineteen stores on October 23rd. A bucket sale highlighted the night which invited customers to purchase a pink 5 gallon bucket...
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Grant to Help Research Unmet Health Needs in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A charitable trust established by the late hotel and real estate baroness Leona Helmsley is providing $1.4 million to research unmet health care services and needs in South Dakota. Officials say there currently is not an accurate estimate of the unmet health needs in rural areas, and this will...
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SD Medicaid Expansion Would Cover Working Poor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say people who work at low-income jobs would make up a lot of the population that would be covered by an expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. Under President Barack Obama’s health care law, states have the option of expanding Medicaid, which uses state and federal money...
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G F & P Says Most Wildlife Survive Blizzard; Pheasants Hit Hard

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An early fall storm that devastated cattle and sheep herds in western South Dakota spared most wildlife but did take a toll on pheasants. John Kanta with the Game, Fish and Parks Department in Rapid City says no major losses of buffalo, deer, antelope, grouse or turkeys have been...
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SD Settlement Reached in MDU Natural Gas Rate Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A proposed settlement would allow Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. to raise rates for natural gas to its customers in the Black Hills area while decreasing charges in eastern South Dakota. The state Public Utilities Commission meets Tuesday to decide whether to accept the settlement reached between its staff and Bismarck, N.D.-based...
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Oral Interp from Mobridge Competes in Pierre

MOBRIDGE, S.D  – (DRG News)  The team from the Mobridge -Pollock High School competed this past Saturday, October 26 in Pierre. Holly Hitland, the coach for the team, provided us with this information: Another Saturday at a Speech Meet has taken place, this time in Pierre at the TG Riggs School.  It was the...
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Congress Eyes Milk Prices, Politics in Farm Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) – The fight over renewing the nation’s farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices. Members of the House and Senate are scheduled to begin long-awaited negotiations on the five-year, roughly $500 billion...
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Two SD Electric Cooperatives Get Funding Help

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two South Dakota electric cooperatives are getting federal loan guarantees to help build distribution and transmission lines and to make other improvements. U.S. Agriculture Department officials say the Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative, based in Timber Lake, is getting a $10 million loan guarantee to build 165 miles of distribution line and 10...
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November Winter Wheat Price Down Slightly

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Agriculture Department says that the preliminary winter wheat price is down slightly in South Dakota. The South Dakota office of the National Agriculture Statistics Service says preliminary prices received by farmers for winter wheat in November averaged $6.45 per bushel, down 28 cents from last month. The...
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