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VFW Post in Pierre to Close Soon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Post 2038 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars announced this week that it will close its dining room and lounge in the next few days. The VFW Post’s last day of business will be Saturday, May 31 and the lounge and dining area will be closed Sunday, June...
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“Wheat Walks” Coming to Area Today and Tomorrow

UNDATED – (DRG News) Today and Thursday bring “Wheat Walks” to a handful of locations in central and western South Dakota. Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist with SDSU Extension at the Winner Regional Extension Center says there will be a Wheat Walk near Harrold this afternoon and two similar events are planned tomorrow...
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SD Parks Start Booking Saturday for Labor Day Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Campsite and cabin reservations for Labor Day weekend in South Dakota parks open Saturday. Reservations must last three nights because it is a holiday weekend. Those arriving on August 27 can make reservations May 29. For August 28 arrivals, reservations open May 30. And for stays that begin the Friday...
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SD Warns Residents About Unclaimed Property Scams

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Treasurer Rich Sattgast is warning residents about unclaimed property scams. Sattgast says people who have been contacted by companies claiming they can assist in returning unclaimed property should contact the treasurer’s office to verify it’s a legitimate business. He says the companies known as asset locators or finders...
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USDA Says Dry, Warm Conditions Aid South Dakota Planting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Dry conditions and above normal temperatures across most areas of South Dakota allowed the spring planting to advance. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn planting is 90 percent complete, ahead of the five-year average of 86 percent. Forty-eight percent of the crop was emerged, equal to average. Soybeans...
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Injured Hoven Firefighter No Longer in Hospital

HOVEN, S.D. (AP) – A firefighter injured while helping battle a weekend blaze at a school in Hoven is no longer in the hospital. A spokeswoman at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital tells the American News that firefighter Allen Frost was treated after being flown there Sunday and released. The nature of his injuries wasn’t...
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Supreme Court to Hear Implied Consent Argument

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court plans to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the state’s implied consent law for drunken driving enforcement. The law allows for blood to be drawn from motorists suspected of drunken driving without their permission or a warrant. The blood tests are used to determine the...
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South Dakota Native to Attempt Solo Flight Around the World

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota native is about to embark in a solo flight around the world.  Matthew Guthmiller is scheduled to begin his trip Wednesday in California. The Aberdeen man would stop in his hometown that day, too.  Guthmiller plans to make 20 stops in 13 countries on five continents in...
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Rounds’ Fundraising Pace Slows; Leads Cash on Hand

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The fundraising pace for Mike Rounds’ campaign for U.S. Senate slowed during the month and a half leading up to the June Republican primary, but the former governor still has the edge in cash on hand.  Federal Election Commission reports show that Rounds raised about $175,000 between April 1...
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South Dakota Indian Education Director Amiotte Starts June 9

   PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lowell Amiottewill be the next director of the South Dakota Office of Indian Education. Amiotte is an Oglala Lakota tribal member born on the Pine Ridge reservation.   State Education Secretary Melody Schopp announced the appointment at a recent State-Tribal Relations Committee meeting.   Schopp says the position is a huge undertaking...
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