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Thune and Noem Talk to Attendees at American Legion and Auxiliary Convention

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary met in Pierre Thursday through Sunday. On Friday, a memorial service was held at Capitol Lake and included comments from South Dakota Senator John Thune. Before the service, Thune talked about one veterans issue in the news-the long wait times veterans are...
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Oahe Farm and Ranch Show to be Wednesday and Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Oahe Farm and Ranch Show will take place this week north of Pierre-at the Oahe Speedway. The annual show is billed as “an outdoor working farm and ranch show”. Hours Wednesday are 9-5 and Thursday 9-4. Dorene Foster-who is leading the show’s exhibitor sales, says visitors will note...
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Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault Saturday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man was arrested over the weekend for assault for an incident that occurred on Saturday in Pierre.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says authorities were contacted Saturday afternoon about 5:15 p.m. to the report that an assault had occurred at the Pierre Inn and Suites on West Pleasant...
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DOT Says Highway 34 to Close East of Howes at Noon (CDT)

(From the South Dakota Department of Public Safety) PIERRE, S.D. – State officials say Highway 34 east of Howes will be closed at noon (CDT) today (Monday, June 23) to allow crews to make temporary repairs for damage caused by heavy rains in the past several days.  The closed section of highway is about halfway between...
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Highway 34 Likely to Close East of Howes Monday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Public safety officials say Highway 34 east of Howes will likely be closed Monday to allow crews to repair damage caused by the torrential rains during the past several days. The section likely to be closed is about halfway between Pierre and Sturgis, just east of the Highway 34 junction...
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SD Woman Sentenced for Stealing IHS Hospital Drugs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A woman accused of stealing prescription drugs from the Rosebud Indian Health Services Hospital has been sentenced to 18 months of probation. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 38-year-old Bonnie Levy will also have to pay a $200 fine and nearly $40 in restitution. Levy was indicted last year on...
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Annual Sunflower Seminar Slated for South Dakota

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) – The National Sunflower Association is holding its annual summer seminar in South Dakota. The Mandan-based group says the three-day meeting begins Tuesday at The Lodge in Deadwood, South Dakota. The group says the annual meeting gives industry leaders and producers a chance to network and learn about what’s happening in...
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Game Commission Weighs Fall Hunting Changes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission votes next month on several proposed changes to the fall turkey, antelope and early fall goose seasons. Turkey season would move back a month to Nov. 1 but still run through Jan. 31. There would also be a reduction in licenses available...
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Summits Call State to Reach Workers In, Out of SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has held his last in a series of workforce summits this week intended to gather ideas on what the state can do, if anything, to address a shortage of qualified workers. The state particularly needs welders, accountants, as well as information technology and health care professionals. Daugaard’s...
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Wellmark Says It Won’t Join Marketplace This Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The largest private health insurer in South Dakota has opted to not sell plans through the federal marketplace during the open enrollment period that begins in November. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield says it will forgo participating in the Health Insurance Marketplace in South Dakota for an additional...
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