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$15K to Help Ranchers, Sturgis Businesses

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – The $15,000 that usually goes to Sturgis Rally Charities will instead go to ranchers affected by the early October blizzard. KBHB radio reports that the funds will be split, with half going to Meade County producers and half helping Sturgis businesses recover from the storm. The city will also donate...
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Risky Behavior Blamed as STDs Increase in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Health officials say Internet hookups by anonymous partners are driving a distressing increase in sexually transmitted disease in South Dakota. Cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia all are ahead of last year’s pace. Officials attribute the increase to online liaisons and to an increasingly lax attitude about risky behavior....
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December Hearing Scheduled in ‘Pink Slime’ Lawsuit

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) – Oral arguments are scheduled for December in a motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit over ABC News’ coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime.” The lawsuit filed by Beef Products Inc. was moved in June from federal court to circuit court. ABC is asking the circuit...
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South Dakota Governor to Appear at Business Forum in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – The governor of South Dakota plans to participate in a business forum that Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is holding in Cheyenne in November. Mead’s office says South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard intends to speak about economic development strategies at the business forum Nov. 19 in Cheyenne. Mead says Daugaard has...
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First South Dakota Flu Death is From Minnehaha County

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Minnehaha County resident in their 70s is the first South Dakotan to die of the flu this season. The Department of Health says the person’s name and more information will not be released. The state has reported three laboratory-confirmed cases of flu and one flu-related hospitalization. Health officials say...
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Former Tourism Secretary Benda Dies of Gunshot

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A former South Dakota state tourism director has died of a gunshot wound. Richard Benda was Secretary of Tourism and State Development from 2006 to 2010 under former Gov. Mike Rounds, who says his thoughts and prayers are with the family. Gov. Dennis Daugaard put out a statement Tuesday saying...
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$15K to Help Ranchers, Sturgis Businesses

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – The $15,000 that usually goes to Sturgis Rally Charities will instead go to ranchers affected by the early October blizzard. KBHB radio reports that the funds will be split, with half going to Meade County producers and half helping Sturgis businesses recover from the storm. The city will also donate...
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Career and Technical Education Classroom Open House

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG NEWS) On October 22, 2013, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, the Mobridge-Pollock School had an open house to allow the public to see the new CTE (Career & Technical Education) classrooms. Construction of the classrooms was completed recently and is now being used by the students.  The classrooms are...
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Ice Fishing Tournament Raises Funds for West River Ranchers Relief Fund

MOBRIDGE, S.D .–  (DRG News) Oct. 22, 2013 – The Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce’s Tourism Committee decided, in a unanimous decision on Tuesday, to donate all proceeds from the sale of team spot #75 in the 2014 Mobridge Ice Fishing Tournament to the West River Ranchers Relief Fund. “The hardship that West River...
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Rain Hampers Corn, Soybean Harvests in Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Weeks of rainfall in the Dakotas have been slowing this year’s corn and soybean harvests. Corn and soy farmer Scott Gauslow says he hasn’t been able to get into his muddy fields south of Fargo, N.D., for about two weeks. He says the rain has been continuous, and some...
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