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SD Governor Mulling Fed Offer on Mount Rushmore

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is considering the federal government’s offer to let states use their own money to reopen some national parks like Mount Rushmore National Memorial that have been closed because of the government shutdown. But Daugaard’s chief of staff, Dusty Johnson, says the governor first has to...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game October 9, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 03-09-19-33-38, Powerball: 18 Estimated jackpot: $108 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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Park Service Responds to Mount Rushmore Complaints

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The National Park Service is reopening to tourists a highway pull-out area that can be used to view Mount Rushmore, amid complaints that the agency is intentionally blocking viewing areas. The national memorial has been closed because of the federal government shutdown. The Rapid City Journal reports hundreds of...
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Nearly 9,000 Western SD Residents Without Power

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Nearly 9,000 customers still have no power after last weekend’s blizzard downed power lines and damaged equipment in western South Dakota. Black Hills Power says about 4,500 of its customers remain without electricity. The company has restored power to more than 23,000 since the storm. Mike Theis of Black Hills...
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Latest Shutdown Casualty: Prime Hunting Acres

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – When pheasant hunters take to the fields of South Dakota this weekend to renew a treasured rite of autumn, they’ll have less land to do it on thanks to the federal government shutdown. About 150,000 acres in the national wildlife refuge system will be off-limits for the state’s annual...
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Livestock Killed by Blizzard Removed from SD Roads

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials are taking steps to have livestock killed by last weekend’s blizzard removed from state highways. State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says the state has contracted with a rendering service to clear livestock carcasses from state highways and ditches in western South Dakota. Oedekoven says carcasses along county roads...
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Pierre Police Chief Talks About Friday Tasing Incident of Suicidal Young Girl with Knife

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Police Chief is reacting to an incident late last week in which a young girl threatening suicide with a knife was tased by a police officer.  Police were called to the report on Friday night just before nine o’clock that a juvenile had a knife and was threatening...
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Three Livestock Organizations Work with Foundation to Set Up Rancher Relief Fund

UNDATED – (DRG News) Three South Dakota livestock related organizations have set up what is being called the South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund to offer support and relief assistance to producers impacted by the blizzard of October 4-7.  A press release indicates that South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and South Dakota...
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KGFX to Carry Special Program Monday Offering Info and Advice for Stockmen Impacted by Recent Western SD Snowstorm

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Join KGFX Monday afternoon as we bring you a special hour-long program on the recent snowstorm and the impact it has left behind among South Dakota ranchers.  Though final numbers are still being determined, officials say the number of livestock lost in the storm is up into the thousands. ...
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Four Taken Into Custody Early This Morning After Police Called to Loud Music Report

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Four people were arrested on various charges early this morning after police were called to a location on Clarice Drive to the report of loud music and possible underage drinking.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers responded just after midnight to the location.  He says while police were...
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