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Noem, Robinson Don’t Agree on Keystone XL Pipeline

 MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem and her democratic challenger in November’s election Corinna Robinson disagree on the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline. Noem and Robinson expressed their differences during a debate Tuesday at the annual DakotaFest farm show in Mitchell.  Noem got the loudest applause of the day after voicing...
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Gettysburg Hometown Tour Coming Wednesday to KGFX

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) The next stop on the KGFX Hometown Tour schedule will be Wednesday, as the Dakota Cruiser heads to Gettysburg.  Scott Lane will broadcast live from Great Western Bank from 9:05 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. that morning.  Some guests to be part of Wednesday’s program will be Norm Kostboth of...
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Four Honored as 2013 Region 2 HuntSAFE Instructor Team of the Year

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Four local residents were honored as the 2013 Region 2 HuntSAFE Instructor Team of the Year. Conservation Officer John Murphy says the HuntSAFE instructor team of Kevin Hipple, Karen Olson, Brian Lee and Tom Lee has a combined 69 years of teaching youngsters about safe gun handling and hunter...
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New Play Equipment to be Installed Saturday at LaBarge Park–Volunteers Needed

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This coming Saturday brings a construction day for new playground equipment being put up at LaBarge Park in Pierre. The firefighter themed playground will be placed near Pierre Fire Station #3. Mindy Cheap-Recreation Superintendent for the City of Pierre says the new playground will be paid for in part...
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Daugaard Announces Railroads Are Committing Additional Grain Trains

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard announced Friday that railroad lines serving South Dakota shippers have committed to providing three additional grain trains per week.  Daugaard was notified of the commitment during a recent meeting in the nation’s capital with leaders from Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad (RCP&E) and the Canadian...
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Selby Man to Appear in Federal Court Tuesday on Child Sex Offense Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An initial appearance has been set for tomorrow afternoon for a former Walworth County prosecutor charged in federal court with sex offenses.  34-year-old Christopher Robert Jansen was indicted in U.S. District Court last week for one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Child and one count of Distribution of...
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US Senate Candidate Weiland Enlists New Adviser

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland has enlisted a new campaign adviser. The Democrat on Monday announced that veteran political strategist Steve Jarding will serve as his senior adviser and spokesman for the remainder of the race. Jarding has worked on statewide races in South Dakota, Nebraska and Virginia. He...
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SD Driver Licensing Program Director Leaving

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The longtime director of South Dakota’s Driver Licensing Program is leaving for a federal job. Cindy Gerber has spent the past 17 years as head of the state’s driver’s licensing services. Public Safety Secretary Trevor Jones says Gerber is leaving to take a position with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...
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Fed Comments Accepted in Indian Child Welfare Case

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge is allowing the U.S. Justice Department to weigh in on a lawsuit over South Dakota’s handling of foster care for American Indian children. The Rapid City Journal reports U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken granted the Justice Department’s motion to comment on the lawsuit and acknowledged the...
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Rain Doesn’t Stop ND’s Statehood Celebration

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A downpour didn’t keep North Dakotans from celebrating their state’s 125th anniversary. The Bismarck Tribune reports North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Saturday unveiled the pen that President Benjamin Harrison used to sign the Dakotas into statehood in 1889. The pen was on display...
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