Ethan Leif February 15, 2015 (Courtesy Photo)

Leif Crowned as 2015 King of Hearts at Annual Dance

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Riggs High School student was crowned the King of Hearts at yesterday’s annual King of Hearts Dance in Pierre.  Ethan Leif was one of eight candidates named earlier this month.  Other King of Hearts candidates from Riggs were Charlie Anderson, Riley Bren, Daly Beck, Connor Jallo and Wyatt...
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Retail Gasoline Prices Continue Rising in the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The average retail price of a gallon of gasoline in the Dakotas has continued to rise in the past week, after falling below the $2-per-gallon mark last month. Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says rebounding crude prices are the reason. The average price in North Dakota has risen nearly...
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Freshman US Sen. Mike Rounds Ends 2014 With $136,000 in Debt

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The high-profile campaign of freshman U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds has ended 2014 with about $80,000 in the bank and $136,000 in debt. Recently released 2014 year-end campaign finance reports show Rounds ultimately raised nearly $5.2 million through the end of 2014 and spent just over $5 million. Rob Skjonsberg, campaign...
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South Dakota Approves New Online Hunter Education Course

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Young South Dakotans can now go online to finish much of the state’s hunter safety certification course. The Game, Fish and Parks Department approved the new HuntSAFE program as an alternative to in-person classroom instruction. The online part of the course costs $15, while the classroom instruction is free. After...
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