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Parts of Western South Dakota Getting Heavy Snow

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – It’s almost May, but western South Dakota is dealing with heavy snow. The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for the northern Black Hills, with up to 15 inches of snow expected. No travel is advised in much of the area. A winter weather advisory is...
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Court Finds Tobacco Ban Violates Inmates’ Rights

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An appellate court says a tobacco ban in South Dakota prisons violates the constitutional rights of Native American inmates. The decision affirms the ruling of South Dakota District Judge Karen Schreier. It was appealed by the state’s Department of Corrections last year. The Friday ruling means the Department of...
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Entertainers Can Apply to Perform at State Fair

HURON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota entertainers can start applying to be part of this year’s Centennial Stage shows at the state fair in Huron. The fair and entertainer Sherwin Linton are looking for people of all genres and styles. Linton has performed at the fair since the early 1970’s and been an advocate...
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Pierre is Location for 100th State Conference of SD’s DAR Members

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is celebrating its 100th annual State Conference today and tomorrow in Pierre. “Patriotic” is the theme for this year’s conference. South Dakota has nine DAR chapters. James Pollock will speak to the group at a banquet this evening to...
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Wild Card 2 Ticket Sold in Faith for April 23 Drawing Worth $6,000

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Wild Card 2 ticket sold in Faith is worth $6,000 from this week’s drawing. The owner of the ticket matched five of five white ball numbers but missed the Wild Card in Wednesday’s drawing-resulting in a win of the game’s second prize. The winning numbers were 1, 8,...
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BGCCA “It Just Takes One” Campaign Holds Event at McDonald’s

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area’s “It Just Takes One” campaign had a successful evening Thursday at a McDonald’s fundraiser. The Boys and Girls Club is working to raise about $125,000 and McDonald’s offered to host an event last night and donated part of the proceeds...
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Pierre, Eagle Butte and Winner to Host Drug Take Back Programs

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) At least three central South Dakota locations have arranged sites for this spring’s National Take Back Initiative Prescription Collection effort. The Pierre, Winner and Eagle Butte Police Departments will be participating in tomorrow’s DEA “Take Back” program. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., people in the area communities can...
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State House Stained Glass to be Taken Out Next Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Next week brings work to remove the stained glass panels from the House chamber in the State Capitol. Yesterday, crews started assembling scaffolding on the House floor so workers are able to easily access the stained glass panels. The House is the third of four locations in the Capitol...
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SDHP Says Interior Teen Killed in One Vehicle Crash Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Interior teenager died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday. Authorities indicate the accident happened on “Old NE Road”, about a mile and a half west of South Dakota Highway 240 near Interior Thursday evening. 14-year-old Kylerae Bailey Marie Todd was westbound on the road about 6:50 p.m. and lost...
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Consumer Choice Driving SD Study on Wine Imports

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Some South Dakota wine connoisseurs wish it was easier to import their favorite vintages. But existing state law doesn’t allow wineries to ship directly to consumers here. Lawmakers have tried to address the complaints, but those bills failed this session. South Dakota is one of nine states that doesn’t allow...
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