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Lower Bird Numbers Hold True Before General Opener

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Early estimates of fewer pheasants in South Dakota this season appear to be holding true. Chuck Schlueter in the wildlife division of the Department of Game, Fish and Parks says that anecdotal reports from last weekend’s resident opener indicated fewer birds and hunters. But he says state staff talked to...
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SD Unemployment Insurance Division Wins Awards

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Division of Unemployment Insurance has received two awards from the U.S. Labor Department for the way it handles benefit payments and appeals. South Dakota has won the benefit payments award five times since the awards began in 2006. State Unemployment Insurance Director Pauline Heier says South Dakota’s...
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Timber Lake Educator is SD’s Teacher of the Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Timber Lake High School math and science teacher LuAnn Lindskov has been named South Dakota’s Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made during a Thursday evening banquet in Oacoma. Lindskov is a member of Black Hills State University’s QuarkNet, a group of South Dakota science teachers who study subatomic...
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Pierre PD Investigating Two Recent Business Burglaries

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is investigating two burglaries that occured at local businesses over the past few days.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says on Sunday night about 11:15 p.m., officers were told of a burglary at Hardee’s at 305 West Sioux Avenue.  Blemaster says entrance to the building...
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Benefit to Be Held in Mobridge for Kyah

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (KOLY) On Saturday, October 19th,  a Benefit Fundraiser for 10 year old Kyah Feyereisen will take place at the Edge Event Center in Mobridge. The Benefit will help defer medical expenses and travel costs for Kyah who has been diagnosed with an inoperable Stage 2 Astrocytoma Brain Tumor. Supper will be...
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152nd Working in Afghanistan to Clean Up Remnants of War

UNDATED – (DRG News)As part of its deployment to Afghanistan, the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion has been working to fulfill a number of different duties.  The group left South Dakota in July and is expected to be deployed for five to six months.  The National Guard says the...
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Tickets Available for Next Month’s Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner…Honorees Listed

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Honorees from across the state will be recognized at next month’s Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner in Fort Pierre.  The recognition dinner is an annual event and is being held November 2 at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center.  Center Director Cindy Bahe says the honorees this...
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Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash Sends Man to Hospital

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A vehicle/pedestrian crash in Pierre yesterday sent a Blunt man to the hospital.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says authorities were told of an injury accident involving an SUV and a pedestrian at the intersection of Pierre Street and Sioux Avenue about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday morning.  Blemaster says an...
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State Veterinarian Estimates Storm Killed 15-30K Livestock

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven now estimates that 15,000 to 30,000 head of livestock died in the early autumn blizzard that hit western South Dakota nearly two weeks ago. Oedekoven earlier estimated the livestock loss at 10,000 to 20,000, but he says reports from ranchers, emergency officials and others caused him...
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Retired Army Officer Says She’ll Run for US House

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A retired Army officer who served in Iraq says she plans to seek the Democratic nomination for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House. Forty-eight-year-old Corinna Robinson tells the Argus Leader that she plans to make a formal announcement in the next few weeks about running for the...
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