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Physics Panel to Feds: Beam Some Neutrinos From Ill. to SD

WASHINGTON (AP) – A committee of physicists says the U.S. should build a billion-dollar project to beam ghostlike subatomic particles 800 miles underground from Chicago to South Dakota. That would help scientists understand these particles, called neutrinos, which zip right through us and pose a major puzzle for researchers. Steven Ritz of the University...
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SD Supreme Court Allows ‘Pink Slime’ Suit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court is allowing a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit to proceed against television network ABC over its coverage of a meat product that critics derided as “pink slime.” The decision on Thursday allows the plaintiffs to potentially depose news anchor Diane Sawyer, two of the networks...
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6 South Dakota Couples File Gay Marriage Lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Six South Dakota couples have filed a federal lawsuit challenging South Dakota’s ban on same-sex marriage, leaving only North Dakota without such an action. The federal complaint filed Thursday in Sioux Falls challenges a law and voter-approved constitutional amendment. Attorney General Marty Jackley has said he’s obligated by law...
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Post 8 Seeking Volunteers to Help with Flag Placement Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Members of the American Legion Pierre Post 8 will be placing flags at the Riverside Cemetery this weekend prior to the Memorial Day holiday. Those interested in helping the Legion with the effort can assist the group Saturday morning, May 24 starting at 9:00 a.m. Anyone with questions can...
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Museum at CHC Announces Hours for Memorial Day and Summer Months

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The museum at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is going to be open for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. The museum hours May 26 will be from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., but all other State Historical Society offices, including the archives research room, will be closed...
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District 24 Republican Legislative Candidate Forum to be Held Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tonight brings another District 24 Republican Primary Legislative Candidate Forum. The event is being hosted by the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee and takes place at the Chamber Community Room. Two similar events were held earlier this month by the CenKota Republican Women and the Hughes/Stanley...
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Oahe Days Coming Soon…June 20-22!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s just one month away…the 2014 Oahe Days weekend. The annual celebration will be centered around Steamboat Park in Pierre next month. Oahe Days Committee President Brad Curtis says the schedule for the weekend is filling up; with bands and music already booked, plus there will be a hypnotist,...
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Sage Grouse Hunt in Doubt as Decline Continues

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Montana is joining North Dakota and South Dakota as states that plan to curtail sage grouse hunting in response to a continued decline in the game bird’s population. Montana wildlife commissioners on Thursday gave tentative approval to a proposal to cancel or scale back a two-month hunting season slated to...
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Fort Pierre Council Approves Mowing & Trimming Plan from Civic Pride Committee

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre City Council acted Monday on a recommendation to begin mowing and trimming the U.S. Highway 83 and Highway 14 right of way through the city.  The Fort Pierre Civic Pride Committee brought the suggestion to the council and it was approved earlier this week.  The...
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DOH Says Pertussis Cases Increasing in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Health officials say the number of pertussis cases in South Dakota is on the rise. The Department of Health says that while the state saw 67 cases last year, 29 have been reported in the first five months of 2014. Pertussis is also known as whooping cough. It’s a highly...
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