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Aberdeen Lawyer to be Appointed SD Circuit Judge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he will appoint Aberdeen lawyer Rick Sommers to be a state circuit judge in an area covering northeastern and north-central South Dakota. Sommers will fill a vacancy created by the pending retirement of Circuit Judge Jack Von Wald. The 5th Judicial Circuit includes Brown, Campbell, Day,...
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Extreme Cold Blankets Dakotas After Days of Snow

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Some organizations in the Dakotas are canceling holiday events as bitter cold settles over the region. A “Christmas at the Zoo” fundraising event in the North Dakota city of Minot and “Parade of Lights” events in the South Dakota cities of Yankton and Sturgis are among those being called off....
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Farm Rescue Nonprofit Helps 50 families in 2013

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) – The nonprofit Farm Rescue organization has wrapped up its year after helping 50 families. The North Dakota-based nonprofit provides planting and harvesting help free of charge to farm families in the region stricken by a major illness, injury or disaster. Since 2006, Farm Rescue has helped more than 250 farm...
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City of Pierre Declares Snow Emergency-Snow Routes to be Cleared After Midnight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre will declare a SNOW EMERGENCY starting at 12:00 (Midnight) tonight and plowing will commence shortly after. ¬† Lynn Patton, Pierre’s Construction and Operations Manager says in accordance with City Ordnance, ALL vehicles must be removed from the Snow Route Streets to allow for snow removal...
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