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SD National Guard Museum Honoring Korean War Veterans Today and Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota National Guard Museum in Pierre is hosting an exhibit today and tomorrow as part of the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary Korean War Commemoration.   Bob Hill is South Dakota’s Ambassador to a committee that has been noting the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, which was...
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Work Continues on One of Fort Pierre’s Two Sewage Lagoon Facilities

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work has been underway south of Fort Pierre to strengthen the walls around one of the sewer lagoons that serves the city.  Fort Pierre Mayor Sam Tidball says the city received funds through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to help pay for the project.  He says...
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NWS Predicts Possible Record Tying or Record Setting Overnight Temps in Next 24-48 Hours

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says it’s possible that some central South Dakota locations could see record or near record minimum temperatures over the weekend.  The Aberdeen office of the Weather Service says that locations like Mobridge, Pierre and Timber Lake could match or set overnight record lows tomorrow morning...
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ND, SD Universities Get Bioprocessing Grant

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Four universities in North Dakota and South Dakota have been awarded a $6 million grant to establish a research consortium that will study the use of a plant material to replace petrochemicals. The National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research has awarded funding for North Dakota State University,...
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Public Vote Set on Legalizing Booze on Pine Ridge

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Oglala Sioux Tribe Election Commission has scheduled a vote on legalizing alcohol on the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The special election is set for Tuesday, Aug. 13. The Tribal Council in June approved a public referendum on whether to legalize alcohol on the southern South Dakota reservation,...
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SD Raw Milk Supporters Oppose State Rules on Sale

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Raw milk producers and their customers have once again asked South Dakota officials to scrap rules they argue would impose too many restrictions on the production and sale of unpasteurized milk. At a hearing in Pierre, farmers who produce raw milk said the proposed rules would be too stringent. They...
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SD AG Seeks Authority From Congress Over Prostitution Websites

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and his counterparts in nearly every other state want Congress to amend a federal law to allow state prosecution of websites that advertise prostitution. Jackley and attorneys general have written a letter asking Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act of 1996. The...
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Minuteman Missile Site to Get New Visitor Center

INTERIOR, S.D. (AP) – The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is building a new visitor center. The new 7,300-square-foot center will house displays, a theater, retail space and the park’s administrative offices. Groundbreaking on the new center is scheduled to occur within the next month, and the grand opening is set for November 2014....
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SD Attorney General to be Chairman of Western AGs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has been selected to be chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General. The conference addresses legal topics and areas of common interest to western states. Those topics include water, fish and wildlife, public land, minerals, the environment and Indian law. Idaho Attorney General...
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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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