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Minneapolis Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Potter County Monday

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) A Minneapolis man was hurt in a motorcycle accident Monday morning in Potter County. Sheriff Curt Hamburger says the accident was reported about 8:20 a.m. Monday morning and occurred 5 1/2 miles west of Gettysburg on Highway 212. Hamburger says a motorcyclist-Gary Peterson was westbound on the highway on...
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USDA Says SD Winter Wheat Harvest Passes Halfway Point

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The winter wheat harvest in South Dakota has surpassed the halfway point. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 55 percent of the crop is in the bin. That’s ahead of 48 percent at the same time last year but well behind the long-term average of...
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Standard & Poor’s Gives SD Positive Outlook

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has changed its outlook on South Dakota’s credit rating for the better. Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Monday said the independent credit ratings firm revised its outlook from “stable” to “positive” on South Dakota’s AA+ rating. S&P cites the state’s fully-funded pension program among the reasons...
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SD Gets More Than $1M for Home Visiting Program

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota has been awarded more than $1 million to expand a federal program that provides home health care visits to improve maternal and child health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday announced the funding for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. Under the...
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Judge Allows Bosworth’s Attorney to Withdraw

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Hughes County judge has approved a motion by the attorney of former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth allowing him to withdraw from his client’s case. Bosworth is charged with six counts each of perjury and filing false documents, which carry a maximum punishment of 24 years in prison and...
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SD Governor Candidate Sues Secretary of State

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Independent candidate for governor Mike Myers is suing to try to force South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant to certify a new running mate. Myers picked Lora Hubbel as his running mate when his initial choice, Caitlin Collier, had family health issues. South Dakota law allows nominees of...
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Crazy Days Sponsored by Historic Pierre Street Association Draws Good Attendance

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Friday and Saturday brought fun and great buys to downtown Pierre as the Historic Pierre Street Association held the annual Crazy Days celebration.  Sidewalk sales were found all up and down Pierre Street both days and Saturday brought plenty of activities to the downtown area.  One of the events...
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SD, ND Have Confirmed Animal Anthrax Cases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s state veterinarian is urging ranchers to ensure their animals are vaccinated after the state’s first case of animal anthrax this year. Dustin Oedekoven says a herd of unvaccinated bison in Dewey County in north central South Dakota was found to be infected on July 31. Oedekoven says the...
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BGGCA Members Benefit from After School Advantage Program

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s been a few weeks since an open house was held to announce that more computers were added at the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area. A company known as GTECH worked with the South Dakota Lottery to improve computer offerings at the club through the GTECH...
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Several Issues Addressed During Motions Hearing for McCahren Case

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A two-day motions hearing for Braiden McCahren wrapped up Friday in a Pierre courtroom. The 18-year-old pleaded not guilty to charges of First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault. He was indicted for the charges after the shooting death at the McCahren home of 16-year-old Dalton...
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