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Deadwood Casino Gambling Up in June

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – Gambling in Deadwood casinos was up in June compared with a year earlier. The South Dakota Gaming Commission reports that the amount wagered in June was nearly $95.6 million, down from about $101 million a month earlier but up from $94.3 million in June a year ago. Tom Nelson, executive...
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SD Beef Plant Official Says He is Still with Plant

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The president of the Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen says he is still working for the company. KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls reports that David Palmer said Thursday morning he had resigned, but later said he is still employed with the company. The station says Palmer would not say why...
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Wednesday’s Full Scale Exercise at Riggs Brings Several Agencies Together to Refine Emergency Response

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Representatives of some of the groups involved in a multiple agency drill yesterday say the event was a helpful test in preparing for large scale emergencies.  Several law enforcement agencies, Avera St. Mary’s Healthcare Center, AMR ambulance and the Pierre School District worked with other responding organizations in playing...
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Farm Rescue Taking Apps for Producers Needing Help with Harvesting This Year

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – (DRG News) The organization Farm Rescue is now taking applications to help producers who need assistance during the upcoming harvest season.  Farm Rescue will harvest up to 1,000 acres free of charge for those producers who have gone through a serious illness, injury or other disaster.  Danielle Abbas, Marketing Communications Coordinator...
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AAA South Dakota Says Gas Prices Rising Again

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) A travel organization says South Dakota’s statewide average gas price this week is higher than prices that were logged a week ago, a month ago and a year ago.  AAA South Dakota said that the average price logged on Tuesday was $3.70 a gallon.  That cost is five...
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DOT Says Bridge Replacement Work to Start Soon Over Brushy Creek Near Faith

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Starting Monday, crews will begin work to replace a bridge that currently exists over Brushy Creek; southwest of Faith.  The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the existing bridge will be replaced with a pre-stressed concrete structure.  Brushy Creek Road will be closed at Brushy Creek while the bridge...
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Lt. Governor Michels Re-elected to NLGA Leadership

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Lt. Governor Matt Michels has been re-elected to serve on the National Lieutenant Governors Association’s (NLGA) leadership committee.  NLGA is an association that works with Lt. Governors in all 50 states and U.S. territories.  Michels serves as Midwest Region Republican Representative on the NLGA Executive Committee.  He was first...
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The Days of 1910 in Timber Lake Start Today!

Timber Lake, S.D. (KOLY)- This weekend is the Days Of 1910 in Timberlake. Just so everyone is aware all these times are in Mountain Time. Tonight starting at 6:00 P.M. is the Pork Loin Dinner in the tent on Main Street. The menu will include pork loin sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans and free...
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Re-enactment Video Allowed at SD Murder Trial

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – Prosecutors will be allowed to use a video re-enactment of the death of a Mitchell woman as evidence against the man accused of killing her. The Daily Republic newspaper reports that Judge Bruce Anderson has denied a motion from Kent Davidson’s defense attorney, Clint Sargent, to exclude the video from...
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Bond Kept at $200K for Suspect in Fatal SD Crash That Killed Wildlife Researchers

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – A judge is keeping bond at $200,000 for a man charged with vehicular homicide in a crash in southeastern South Dakota that killed two people. Twenty-eight-year-old Ronald Fischer, of Lake Andes, made his first court appearance Wednesday after turning himself in Tuesday. Judge Bruce Anderson said he would appoint...
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