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SD Governor Offers Staff to Keep Mt. Rushmore Open

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Mount Rushmore’s spokeswoman says South Dakota employees could not be used to keep the memorial open. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he sent a letter to the director of the National Park Service offering personnel and resources if the government shuts down at midnight. Park spokeswoman Maureen McGee-Dallinger says she hasn’t...
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Senator John Thune

Thune: Congress in Process of Back and Forth

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sen. John Thune says Congress is in a game of Ping Pong of sorts as competing proposals go back and forth in an attempt to keep the government operating past midnight. The South Dakota Republican says nobody wants a shutdown, but Republicans also believe that most Americans don’t want...
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Three Hurt in Friday Head on Collision Near Ipswich

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Three people were injured in a two vehicle crash that was reported east of Ipswich Friday.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident occurred about 4:35 p.m. Friday afternoon on South Dakota Highway 12-about six miles east of Ipswich.  Lieutenant Caleb Walters says an Aberdeen man was traveling...
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Lewis and Clark Trail Sign (Courtesy Photo)

Trail Signs to be Dedicated Today in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Four new signs placed along the Lewis and Clark Trail will be dedicated today in Pierre.  The signage placement was delayed by the flood waters of 2011.  Pierre’s Director of Parks and Recreation Tom Farnsworth says a short ceremony will be held this afternoon at one of the sign...
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