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Producers Advised to Keep Watch on Livestock that Weathered Recent Snowstorm

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG  News) Many western South Dakota ranchers continue assessing their losses and recovering from this month’s snowstorm.  State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven says at last count-about 330 cattle carcasses have been cleared from state roadways and rights of way in western South Dakota-stretching from North Dakota to Nebraska.   Producers are being...
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Tidball Announces He Won’t Run for Mayor in 2014

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre Mayor Sam Tidball announced today that he won’t be a candidate for re-election to the Mayor’s office in 2014.  Tidball has served Fort Pierre over 21 years-as both Mayor and Council member-having been on the council for six years and in the Mayor’s office the remaining...
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Rain Amounts Vary in Central and Western SD Locations

UNDATED – (DRG News) Several different rain amounts were called into KGFX this morning, as the early part of this work week brings more precipitation to parts of the state.  The National Weather Service says the Pierre Regional Airport received 1.00” of rain within the past 24 hours-through 7:00 a.m. this morning.  Other central...
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October 21 is Deadline for Pierre Residents to Remove Campers, Trailers from Streets

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is reminding local residents that all boat trailers, homemade trailers, campers and other similar items should be removed from the City of Pierre streets within the next few days.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says getting the trailers and campers from streets will help City...
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Mount Rushmore Reopens, Sees Thousands of Tourists

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) – Tourists are once again flocking to Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. National parks have been closed since Oct. 1 because of the partial government shutdown, but South Dakota and several corporate donors worked out a deal with the National Park Service to reopen...
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Pierre Man Rescued by Strangers After Boat Mishap

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Pierre man is thanking three strangers for coming to his rescue when he fell out of a boat while fishing on the Oahe Dam tailrace. Marty Javurek says he was fishing with a friend Saturday when their boat hit something and he was thrown into water about 15 feet...
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Heavy Rainfall Setting Records in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Wet weather is setting records across South Dakota. National Weather Service reports show Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Pierre, Huron, Mitchell, Aberdeen and Yankton set daily rainfall records for Oct. 14 Monday. Some areas in eastern South Dakota got about 3 inches of rain. Totals were lower in the west,...
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About 1,800 Still Without Power from Fall Storm

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – About 1,800 electric customers in western South Dakota remain without power from an autumn storm that dumped several feet of snow, and more is falling. Black Hills Power says about 200 of its customers still don’t have electricity but most should by midweek. West River electric cooperatives say an...
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Trial Set for SD Woman Accused of Embezzling

GREGORY, S.D. (AP) – A woman accused of embezzling from the Gregory Farmers Elevator has been scheduled for trial in February. Twenty-nine-year-old Melissa Vosika is accused of stealing more than $17,000 from the elevator while she was the business manager. She has pleaded not guilty. The Daily Republic reports that she faces seven counts...
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Monday Scoreboard

High School Volleyball Bennett County def. Cody-Kilgore, Neb., 25-9, 25-16, 25-20 Bridgewater-Emery def. Colman-Egan, 25-20, 25-14, 25-17 Clark/Willow Lake def. Lake Preston, 18-25, 25-17, 4-25, 25-19, 15-10 Deubrook def. Great Plains Lutheran, 25-17, 25-15, 25-12 Elk Point-Jefferson def. South Sioux City, Neb., 25-19, 25-17, 25-16 Grant County, N.D. def. Lemmon, 25-13, 25-19, 25-19 Madison...
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