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Dakotas Brace for Blizzard Conditions, Bitter Cold

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Blowing snow is making roads in the eastern Dakotas slick and leading to crashes during the morning commute. And forecasters say the weather is going to get worse. The National Weather Service has posted a blizzard warning for much of North Dakota and part of eastern South Dakota, and winter...
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SD AG: Benda Daughter Won’t Allow Opening of File

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley has reiterated that South Dakota law prevents reporters from reviewing investigative records into the death of a former state economic development director. Richard Benda was found dead Oct. 22 in a grove near Lake Andes with a fatal shotgun wound. His death was ruled a suicide....
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CP Selling DM&E West End to Genesse & Wyoming

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Canadian Pacific says it’s selling the west end of its Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern railroad line to Genesee & Wyoming Inc. for about $210 million. The deal includes 660 miles of rail between Tracy, Minn., and Rapid City, north of Rapid City to Colony, Wyo., and south of Rapid...
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Reva Rancher Appointed to Another Term on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) A Reva man has been appointed to serve another term on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board.  Vaughn Meyer was appointed by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to serve another term with the organization-which is also known as the Cattlemen’s Beef Board.  Meyer is an Angus...
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Hayes Couple Welcomes First Baby of 2014 at Avera St. Mary’s Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The first baby of 2014 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital was born early yesterday morning.  Parents Vince and Katie Bruce of Hayes welcomed their new son, Riley David Bruce, Wednesday morning-January 1 at 2:54 a.m.  Dad Vince Bruce says that he and his wife knew their baby would be...
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Fire in Pierre Residence Results in Injuries to Occupant-Two Cats Succumb to Smoke

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A structure fire in Pierre last night resulted in injuries to the resident of the home and two pets died of smoke inhalation.  The Pierre Fire Department was told of the fire about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday-at 1319 West Capitol Avenue.  Deputy Fire Chief Ian Paul says the lone occupant...
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NWS Says Temps Warming Friday; Colder Weather Predicted Again for Weekend and Early Next Week

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says central portions of the state will be seeing a brief warm up tomorrow followed by a return to colder than normal temperatures.  Dan Mohr of the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says after a high today in the single digits, the thermometer will show...
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Three in Custody in Double-Homicide on SD Reservation

ST. FRANCIS, S.D. (AP) — Rosebud Sioux Tribe police say they have three suspects in custody in a double homicide on the south-central South Dakota reservation. Police Chief Iver Crow Eagle tells the Rapid City Journal that the bodies of two men were found in a field south of St. Francis about 2 a.m....
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H1N1 Flu Virus Showing Up Again in the Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Health officials in the Dakotas say they’re seeing cases of H1N1 flu — the same strain that caused a pandemic four years ago. The virus has caused two deaths in South Dakota. In the 2009-10 flu season it killed 24 people in the state. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger tells...
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SD Official Offers Advice on Short-Term Loans

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota banking official says people considering taking out short-term loans should make sure they understand the payment terms before they borrow money. Bret Afdahl, director of the state Division of Banking, says people need to understand the repayment terms for the different kinds of loans that are available....
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