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Former Senator to Sign Books in Pierre During Events Scheduled Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Book signings that feature one of the state’s former U.S. lawmakers will be held next week in Pierre.  Former U.S. Senator James Abourezk will be in Pierre Wednesday, December 11 to sign copies of his book “Advise & Dissent: Memoirs of an Ex-Senator” at the Cultural Heritage Center and...
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Democratic Lawmaker Wants Forensic Audit of EB-5

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Democratic state lawmaker wants to schedule a special session so legislators can authorize an independent forensic audit of the South Dakota’s participation in a federal investment-for-green-cards immigration program. Rep. Kathy Tyler of Big Stone City says her House and Senate colleagues will find a copy of the petition...
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DPS: Gregory Woman Killed in Lyman County Crash

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Gregory woman died Friday in a two-vehicle crash that occurred west of Presho on Interstate 90. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says 58-year-old Jean Ann Sieh was westbound, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer, when she lost control of the vehicle on a frost covered interstate bridge...
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Big Sales, Big Savings, Holiday Shopping

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) This past Friday was the annual event called Black Friday. This is supposed to be the day where businesses finally make it out of the red and into the black on their year’s sales. Across the nation people waited in lines for hours, even days, to get discounts on the...
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Wildfire Specialist Announces Run for SD Governor

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A former leader of South Dakota’s state wildfire agency says he plans to run for governor next year. Joe Lowe was director of the state Wildland Fire Suppression Division from its creation in 2001 until his retirement in 2012. He now runs an art gallery in Rapid City and...
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Midwest Business Conditions Improve in November

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic report says business conditions in nine Midwestern states improved slightly in November. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to a tepid 51.2 on a growth scale of 0 to 100. The index was growth-neutral in October at 50.0, the lowest level since 2012. Creighton University economist Ernie...
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Fall Blizzard Still Hurting Ranchers in Nebraska, SD

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Agriculture officials say the October blizzard that killed thousands of cattle in northwest Nebraska and southwest South Dakota will have a lasting impact in the region. Dawes County extension educator Scott Cotton tells the Lincoln Journal Star the blizzard had a bigger impact because it followed a summer of drought...
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Event Gives Disabled Hunters a Crack at Deer

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Some wheelchair-using deer hunters can still get out and pursue the sport they love. It happens through a program started about 20 years ago in the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Pierre. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started the Oahe Downstream Disabled Hunt and the state Department of Game,...
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House, Senate Negotiations Key for South Dakota

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota has a lot on the line in Congress as the year comes to a close.  House and Senate negotiators are trying to wrap up a farm bill – which could provide much-needed relief to ranchers and protections to farmers. And another committee is trying to hammer out a water...
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SD Game, Fish and Parks Running “Get Outta the Truck” Campaign

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has been trying to discourage hunters from shooting at big game animals from road rights-of-way in the state.   The department has been reminding hunters to get out of their vehicles and get out in the field-instead of shooting at deer and other big game from vehicles. ...
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