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Sen. John Thune Sets Railroad Hearing Before Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. John Thune has scheduled a hearing over rail transportation problems for the committee he now chairs. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will discuss challenges in the nation’s freight rail network blamed on higher demand, pending and proposed rules and regulations, and infrastructure needs. It’s scheduled for Wednesday...
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Winner Named for January Prize in BGCCA’s Great Futures Mega Raffle

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The first winner has been chosen in the 2015 Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area’s Great Futures Mega Raffle.  Three semi-finalists were named yesterday to win the January prize of a winter get away-Adam Spoehr, Jason Dilges and Ann Schwartz.  Wednesday afternoon, Spoehr’s name was selected as...
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Hughes County Sheriff’s Office to Receive Funds for Tasers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded just over $5,700 for tasers to be used in drug investigations.  Attorney General Marty Jackley said yesterday that $5,780.45 was given to the law agency from money in the Drug Control Fund.  Jackley says in a release that the fund helps...
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Governor’s Prayer Breakfast to Feature Former Nat’l News Correspondent as Speaker

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A former radio/TV reporter and anchor will be the speaker at this year’s Governor’s Prayer Breakfast-taking place in Pierre tomorrow.  Hattie Kauffman spent more than two decades as a national correspondent for ABC and CBS.  Though she had a storied career, Kauffman-who is half American Indian-says she grew up...
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