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Gettysburg Community Blood Drive

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (DRG News) – On Monday, October 28th from 1:00 P.M to 6:15 P.M. and Tuesday, October 29 from 7:30 PM. to 12:30 P.M., United Blood Services will be having a blood drive.  The drive will take place at Grace Bible Church, in Gettysburg, S.D., on both days. They have many openings and...
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SD Governor Likely to Urge Delay in Medicaid Decision

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he likely will recommend that the Legislature once again delay a decision on expanding the state’s Medicaid program to cover more people. In an interview with The Associated Press, Daugaard says he wants to know more about what people would be covered by an...
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Tea Party SD Ad Likens ‘Obamacare’ to Communism

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota tea party group has sponsored a television ad comparing the president’s health care law to Soviet-era communism. The Daily Republic in Mitchell reports the ad is sponsored by Tea Party SD, headed by Allen Unruh, of Sioux Falls. It shows a man purporting to be a spokesman...
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Former SD Tourism Head Was Hunting When he Died

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – The brother-in-law of former South Dakota Tourism Secretary Richard Benda says Benda was hunting when he died. Benda was found dead of a gunshot wound Tuesday in a grove of trees near Lake Andes, in southeastern South Dakota. Authorities are investigating his death. Brother-in-law Jim Johanneson was the one...
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Damage to Dakotas Sunflower Crop Being Determined

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The sunflower industry is working to determine the amount of damage to this year’s crop in the nation’s two top-producing states. An early October blizzard flattened all or part of many sunflower fields in North Dakota and South Dakota. National Sunflower Association Executive Director John Sandbakken tells Agweek that...
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Mobridge-Pollock High School Oral Interp Competes

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) – Here is what Holly Hitland provided to us: On October 19, 2013, the Mobridge-Pollock High School competed at Northern State University against 17 other Class A and B schools. Top schools were Aberdeen Central, Milbank, Britton-Hecla and then Mobridge for Class A. Rosholt and Clark took top honors...
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Governor Daugaard Says About 30 Business Prospects to be Part of This Weekend’s Invitational Pheasant Hunt

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Governor’s Invitational Pheasant Hunt is coming to central South Dakota tomorrow and Saturday.  The annual event is held to boost economic development.  Governor Dennis Daugaard says more than two dozen business leaders have been invited to the state to take part in the two day gathering-along with various...
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Friday to Bring Installation of Statues for Governors Janklow and Wollman

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two more statues of former South Dakota Governors will be placed along what is being called the “Trail of Governors” in Pierre tomorrow.  The likenesses of former Governors Bill Janklow and Harvey Wollman were unveiled in June during a ceremony at the state capitol.  Janklow’s statue will be placed...
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House Passed Water Development Bill Includes Noem’s Flood Communication Provision

WASHINGTON, D.C. (DRG News) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that requires the Army Corps of Engineers to set up procedures to better communicate with the public when there is a high risk of flooding on bodies of water it manages, including the Missouri River.  South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem authored...
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LaPlante Chosen as President for Governor’s Interstate Indian Council

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Delegates to the Governor’s Interstate Indian Council (GIIC) in Tulsa, Oklahoma elected South Dakota’s Secretary of Tribal Relations to serve as the organization’s President for 2013-2014.  J.R. LaPlante was chosen for the council’s leadership position on September 27.  LaPlante says a in a press release that he is humbled...
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