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CAUW Youth Booster Fund Applications Now Available

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local organizations which work with youth can now apply for the Fall round of Youth Booster Fund mini-grants through the Capital Area United Way.  Executive Director Christina Oey says youth based organizations in Stanley and Hughes counties are invited to apply for the mini-grants; which are funded by the...
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SDHP To Hold Sobriety Checkpoints in 12 Counties in September

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Highway Patrol will have another series of sobriety checkpoints in the month of September.  Checkpoints will be set up in 12 different counties next month-including in central South Dakota-in Lyman County.
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AAA-SD Says Small Boost in Travel Expected Over Labor Day Weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) The travel organization AAA is expecting that there will be a one and a half percent jump in the number of South Dakotans who will travel over the Labor Day weekend this year, compared to a year ago.  AAA South Dakota estimates 75,380 state residents will travel over...
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Riggs Homecoming Candidates Announced

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Royalty candidates for Riggs High School’s Homecoming have been named.  The candidates were voted on by senior classmates on Wednesday and results were announced this morning.  First Lady Candidates are Kimberly Coats, Brittni Faddoul, Payton Gall, McKenna Halverson and Dagne Ode.  Governor Candidates are Jamaal Covey, Grant Erwin, Connor...
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SD Lawmakers Explore Highway Funding, User Fees

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A committee of South Dakota lawmakers is exploring ways the state can generate more revenue for its state and local highways that are becoming costly to keep up. The Highway Needs and Financing Committee met this week at the state Capitol. Committee members discussed ideas for potential legislation like increasing...
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Judge Hearing Arguments in Disputed Candidate Case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge is hearing arguments on whether the South Dakota Libertarian Party’s candidate for Public Utilities Commission can appear on the November general election ballot. Secretary of State Jason Gant last week ruled Ryan Gaddy ineligible to run for the office, saying Gaddy didn’t comply with a state...
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Janklow Papers Being Made Available to Public

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – A collection of records that span the political career of former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow will start to be made public via the Internet later this year. The Argus Leader reports the Janklow Papers collection includes almost 500 boxes of government records and political papers that start when he...
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Pressler Honors One Feather at South Dakota Wake

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Independent U.S. Senate candidate Larry Pressler joined mourners in South Dakota to honor legendary Oglala Sioux leader and former tribal president Gerald One Feather, who died last week. One Feather’s widow presented Pressler with a tribal star quilt during funeral proceedings Wednesday. She says it recognizes Pressler’s work on...
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South Dakota Libertarians Seek to Stop Ballot Printing

   SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Libertarian Party is asking a federal judge to stop Secretary of State Jason Gant from printing November general election ballots without the name of the party’s candidate for the Public Utilities Commission.   Gant last week ruled Ryan Gaddy ineligible to run for the office, saying Gaddy...
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Hoven Students Begin Classes in Former Hospital

    HOVEN, S.D. (AP) – Students in the northern South Dakota town of Hoven who lost their school to a fire last spring have started fall classes in a former hospital. The school district is holding classes in the former Holy Infant Hospital while it rebuilds the junior and senior high school that was...
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