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Muth, Woster Among SD Hall of Fame Inductees

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A businessman from Mitchell and a newspaper columnist are among the 2014 South Dakota Hall of Fame inductees. Businessman Richard Muth and Daily Republic columnist Terry Woster are part of the group to be inducted during a ceremony in September. The Daily Republic reports Muth launched Muth Electric in 1970....
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SD Businesses in China Finalize First Trade Deal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Delegates on South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s trade mission to China have closed one deal and others are in the works. Officials haven’t yet released details of the closed deal they say is worth half a million dollars. But another contract is in the works involving a Chinese company and...
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Weiland Takes Issue With Rounds’ Medicare Ad

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland is taking issue with former Gov. Mike Rounds’ wording in a television advertisement about the nation’s new health care law. Rounds is seeking the GOP nomination for the seat. He says in the ad that President Barack Obama “is taking over $700 billion...
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Ridgeview Man Sentenced For Possession Of A Firearm By A Prohibited Person

PIERRE S.D. — (DRG News) United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Ridgeview, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced on May 12, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Gary Big Eagle, age 50, was sentenced to 10 months in custody, 2...
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Syphilis, HIV, Chlamydia Rates Up in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Figures through April 2014 indicate that rates of some sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in South Dakota. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says syphilis rates haven’t been this high since the 1970s. He adds that HIV rates are reaching levels not seen since the 1980s. There are 43 cases...
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Water Bill to Include Missouri River Provision

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers representing states along the Missouri River appear to have fought off an effort by the Army Corps of Engineers to charge residents and businesses for access to reservoir water. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven said Tuesday that a provision forbidding the Corps from charging residents for access to Missouri River...
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2014 KGFX Hometown Tour Series Kicks Off Tomorrow in Murdo!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The first KGFX Hometown Tour of 2014 will take place tomorrow. The Dakota Cruiser will be on the way to Murdo tomorrow morning to visit Range Country Lodging/Prairie Pizza. The program starts at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday on KGFX. Scott Lane will talk with Range Country Lodging/Prairie Pizza’s Greg Miller...
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District 24 Republican Legislative Candidate Forum to be Held Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes-Stanley County Republican Committees will hold a District 24 Republican Legislative Candidate Forum this evening in Pierre. Citizens are invited to listen to the candidates running for District 24 House of Representatives and Senate answer questions posed by local media members. House of Representatives candidates Mary Duvall, Tim...
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Game, Fish and Parks Seeing Increase in Camping Reservations So Far This Year

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Visitor Services Supervisor with the G F & P’s Parks and Recreation Division says camping reservations are up so far this year at state parks and recreation areas. Lynn Spomer says reservations for camping spots for the Memorial Day weekend booked quickly and many locations are filled to...
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South Dakota F.O.P. Law Enforcement Memorial Service to be Tomorrow in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This week is National Police Week and as part of the designation, the South Dakota Fraternal Order of Police will be holding a Law Enforcement Memorial Service in Pierre. Events are planned tomorrow morning in the Capital City. There will be a wreath laying ceremony at the law enforcement...
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