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SD Joins Settlement with Marketing Company

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the state will get at least $250,000 as its share of a settlement reached by 47 states and the District of Columbia with a marketing company. Jackley says Affinion and its subsidiaries, Trilegiant and Webloyalty, will pay more than $30 million to settle...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game October 12, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 08-10-26-57-58, Powerball: 4 Estimated jackpot: $133 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association:
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SD, ND to be Represented in Farm Bill Negotiations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota and North Dakota will have seats at the table when Congress attempts to negotiate a new farm bill. South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem and North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven have been named conferees for the talks. Noem, who was appointed on Saturday, is the first House member...
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Ranchers from Around the Country Offer Help to SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Officials say people from around the country have offered to help fellow ranchers in western South Dakota who lost cattle in a snowstorm earlier this month. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports that about 250 people have called into a help line since Thursday, some with offers to help...
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Montana Groups Urge Ranchers to Donate Livestock

GALLATIN GATEWAY, Mont. (AP) – A couple of Montana groups are asking ranchers in the region to help South Dakotans hit hard by last weekend’s snowstorm by donating production cattle and sheep. Citizens for Balanced Use and the Bar Quarter Circle Ranch say they’re working with the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association on the effort....
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SD, Private Donors Pay to Reopen Mount Rushmore

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota and several corporate donors have worked out a deal with the National Park Service to reopen Mount Rushmore during the government shutdown. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says it will cost $15,200 a day to pay the federal government to run the landmark tourist attraction in the...
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Feds to Reopen Refuge Areas Used to Hunt Waterfowl

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Fish and Wildlife Service says it is reopening 3 million acres in wildlife refuges to allow hunting of pheasants and waterfowl. The sites, in 10 states, have been closed since Oct. 1 because of the partial government shutdown. The agency said Friday that despite limited staffing, allowing public access to...
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SD Guard Continues Support to State in Wake of Winter Storm

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota National Guard members continue working to help clear roadways, remove snow and assist electrical cooperative crews in the aftermath of the storm that crippled western South Dakota a week ago. So far, 19 separate missions have been requested of the Guard since operations began. The South Dakota...
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Man Arrested After Chase with Law Officers in Pierre This Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man was arrested by Pierre Police early this morning following a vehicle and foot chase with law enforcers.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says a patrol officer clocked a vehicle traveling north on Euclid Avenue going above the speed limit around 3:30 a.m. this morning.  The officer tried...
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Sioux Falls Businessman Seeking U.S. Senate Seat Holds Town Hall in Fort Pierre Thursday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Democratic candidate for South Dakota’s U.S. Senate seat currently held by Tim Johnson organized a town hall meeting yesterday in Fort Pierre.  Sioux Falls businessman Rick Weiland held the gathering, as part of what he calls his “Take It Back!” town hall series.  Weiland started his statewide...
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