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Nelson Raises More Than $28K During First Quarter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State Representative Stace Nelson of Fulton raised more than $28,400 for his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat during the first three months of 2014. Nelson’s Federal Election Commission report shows he spent just under $28,800 during the quarter ending March 31st, leaving him cash on hand of slightly...
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State Help for Northern Beef Was About $4.4M

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota U.S. Senate candidates talking about the idled Northern Beef Packers plant have been tossing out figures of taxpayer losses ranging from zero dollars to $80 million. State figures show that the actual number is closer to $4.4 million. Former Gov. Mike Rounds said during Saturday’s Republican primary...
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Oahe Dam’s Emergency Spillway Gates to See Repair Work

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Oahe Dam’s Emergency Spillway will be the main focus of work this year; as the Corps of Engineers continues with repairs at it’s Missouri River Mainstem projects. The Corps said earlier this year that seven contracts were awarded in 2012 to repair damages at Oahe Dam from the...
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PFD and PRFD Respond to Calls Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department responded yesterday afternoon to the report of a gas line break. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says firefighters were initially told that a gas line had been compromised near Jefferson School about 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, but determined a short time later that the break was...
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Sentencing Reset for Fort Pierre Man Who Admitted to Violating Probation from 2009 Case

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Sentencing for a man who admitted to violating probationary terms on 2009 Stanley County charges-including Inhumane Treatment of Animal-was delayed Tuesday. 27-year-old Flint Dahl was also to be sentenced yesterday for his pleas to other charges from Hughes County. The Hughes County State’s Attorney said yesterday that she had...
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NWS Says Cool, Wet Spring May Ease Western Plains Drought

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – There are varying degrees of drought conditions in the Plains region, but a National Weather Service hydrologist says predicted above-normal rain this spring might ease some of the problem. Mike Gillispie in Sioux Falls expects improvement in parts of Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. Some people in the agriculture industry...
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Rail Companies to Report Fertilizer Delivery Plans

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A federal oversight board has told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for the spring planting of U.S. crops. The Surface Transportation Board’s decision comes in response to a hearing it held last week on...
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Pierre City Commission Rejects Chicken Proposal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – City commissioners in Pierre have defeated a proposal that would have allowed residents to keep up to six hens on their property. The 5-0 decision Tuesday night followed 1  1/2 hours of public discussion. More than 100 people turned out, crowding the commission room and two overflow areas. Supporters of...
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Daugaards Invite Kids to Easter Egg Hunt

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard are inviting families to an Easter egg hunt at the governor’s residence on Sunday. Children up to age 10 are invited to participate in the 61st Annual Elks Easter Egg Hunt on the residence lawn at 1 p.m. It’s sponsored by the...
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SD Corrections Board to Discuss Reforms, Policy

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Corrections Commission is scheduled to discuss the progress of statewide criminal justice reforms and other topics this week. The commission will meet in Sioux Falls Wednesday and Thursday. It is made up of legislators, judges and industry representatives. Commissioners will sit in on parole hearings. They will...
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