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NWS Says Central and Northeast SD on the Way to Setting Lowest Number of Storm Warnings This Summer

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The Aberdeen office of the National Weather Service says an area that covers much of central and northeastern South Dakota is on track to see the least number of total severe weather warnings this year since 1995.  So far, this summer has brought a below normal tally of severe...
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Lyman County Officials Asking for Public Assistance in Solving Two Recent Presho Break-ins

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) An investigation is underway into two break-ins that occurred more than a week ago in Presho.  Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger says the break-ins were reported August 10 and August 12 at two separate Presho businesses. Manger says doors at the businesses were the point of entry. Anyone that...
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Crow Creek Tribe and Highway Patrol Both Call Joint Enforcement Effort a Success

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A joint law-enforcement operation during last weekend’s Crow Creek Sioux Tribal Pow-Wow has been deemed a success by state and tribal officials.  Leaders of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and South Dakota Highway Patrol say the effort-in which several state troopers assisted BIA officers in enforcing drug laws and...
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Delta Dental of South Dakota’s Mobile Dental Program Celebrates a Milestone

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre based organization reached a milestone mark on Wednesday.  The Delta Dental Dakota Smiles mobile dental program noted yesterday that it had reached $10 million in oral health care to more than 22,000 patients in 74 South Dakota communities.  The Dakota Smiles mobile staff has been on the...
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SD Cemeteries Miss Deadline for Filing Reports

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – None of the private, nonprofit perpetual care cemeteries in South Dakota has met a July 31 deadline to file annual financial reports with the state. The Legislature earlier this year passed a law requiring the reports. The goal is to ensure the cemeteries have enough trust fund money for grave...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game August 21, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 30-40-42-46-48, Powerball: 23 Estimated jackpot: $70 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association:
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No Hearing Thursday in Beef Plant Bankruptcy Case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A planned hearing on a South Dakota beef packing plant’s request to obtain secured credit is off the calendar. Bankruptcy Judge Charles Nail in Sioux Falls had denied Northern Beef Packers’ plan for post-petition financing and continued the hearing to Thursday, but Northern Beef withdrew its motion last week....
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SD Lawmakers Reject Rules on Raw Milk Sales

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee has rejected proposed state rules that would govern the production and sale of raw milk. The Rules Review Committee voted 3-2 to send the proposed rules back to the state Agriculture Department for more work. Sen. Mike Vehle, of Mitchell, says some committee members believe...
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Planning Starts for New Missouri River Bridge at Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Town leaders in Pierre and Fort Pierre have started an 11-year planning process for a new bridge across the Missouri River between the two cities. The Capital Journal reports that state and local officials held the first discussions this week with representatives of Minnesota-based engineering company URS. The firm will...
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Old SD Governor’s Mansion Being Auctioned

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The mansion that was home to 16 South Dakota governors is up for auction near Rapid City. The residence sits on 17 1/2 acres in Rapid Valley and is a piece of South Dakota history. But after devastating business losses suffered by the home’s former owners and because the...
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