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Former Economic Development Head Was to be Charged

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s attorney general says he was ready to file charges and seek an indictment against the state’s former economic development director days before the man committed suicide last fall. Marty Jackley briefed lawmakers Tuesday on his investigation into potential financial misconduct at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. That...
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UBS Holding Blood Drives in Pierre and Onida Today and Tomorrow

MITCHELL, S.D. – (DRG News) United Blood Services is holding two blood drives the next few days in central South Dakota. UBS’s Abbie Titze says right now, there is a great need for certain blood types-including O negative and O positive blood. O negative is the type that is used in trauma situations, so...
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First Revenue Estimate Puts SD State Budget in Black

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two agencies say state government is expected to end the new fiscal year in the black. South Dakota lawmakers passed a law earlier this year requiring the Bureau of Finance and Management and Legislative Research Council to provide revenue estimates for each budget year by July 30. The agencies told...
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Obama Authorizes Federal Disaster Aid for SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for South Dakota ordering federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from June 13 to June 20. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private...
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Jackley to Brief Lawmakers on Economic Probe

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley plans to brief lawmakers Tuesday on his investigation into potential financial misconduct at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. He’ll address the South Dakota Government Operations and Audit Committee of the Legislature in Pierre. It’s not clear if the meeting will be open to the public....
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Sunflower Crop Progressing in the Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The sunflower crop is progressing in the Dakotas. The National Sunflower Association says South Dakota’s blooms are above average, while North Dakota’s are a little behind average. The group says 18 percent of South Dakota’s crop is blooming. That’s ahead of last year’s 10 percent average and a five-year...
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PEDCO Awards Storefront Grant to Another Downtown Pierre Business

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Members of the Pierre Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors recently helped a downtown Pierre business celebrate the installation of an awning and the updating of the exterior look of the establishment.  PEDCO joined LaMinestra owners Mark and Stacey Mancuso to bring attention to the new awning on the...
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SDHP Says Colorado Man Killed in Meade County Crash

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Colorado man died in a one-vehicle crash about 14 miles south of SD Highway 34 yesterday.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident was reported about 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning.   60-year-old Stevan Daniel Bruce of Fountain, Colorado, was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup southbound on...
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Weekend Drowning Reported in Dewey County

UNDATED – (DRG News) The Game, Fish and Parks Department, Pierre Rescue Dive Squad and various law enforcement agencies worked over the weekend to recover the body of a drowning victim from the waters of the Moreau River. Dewey County Sheriff Les Mayer says the drowning occurred Saturday about 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Two men...
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FPFD Helps Put Out Sunday Fire in Stanley County Wheat Field

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Three area fire departments responded to a wheat field fire on Sunday evening. Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says his firefighters were told of a fire in a wheat field about 6:15 p.m. on Sunday evening. The fire was burning in a field being combined about 42...
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