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Organizers Continue Drive for SD Minimum Wage Vote

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Organizers of a petition drive seeking a statewide vote on a measure that would raise South Dakota’s minimum wage say they have collected about half the signatures they intend to gather. The South Dakota Democratic Party and some labor unions are seeking a statewide vote next year to raise...
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Some Black Hills and Regional Tourist Sites Still Visible

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The federal government shutdown has closed access to some popular Black Hills area tourist spots, but the regional tourism association says some are still visible. Direct access is closed to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Badlands National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Minuteman Missile National Historic...
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SD State Fair Attendance Good Despite Heat Wave

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Officials say attendance was better than expected at this year’s South Dakota State Fair. Despite the heat wave that hit during the annual fair’s first three days, total attendance this year was the third highest ever recorded. Total gate attendance this year was 183,005, down only 5 percent from last...
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ACS to Hold Bras for a Cause and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Friday and Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Friday and Saturday will bring two events to the Pierre/Fort Pierre area to raise awareness of breast cancer and gather funds to help combat the disease.  Bras for a Cause will be held Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the AmericInn in Fort Pierre.  For about the past month, several...
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NWS Says September Brought Higher Than Average Temps to Central and NE SD

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service in Aberdeen says that September was a warm month across central and northeast parts of the state, with average temperatures ranging from four to six degrees above normal.  High temperatures for the month were mostly in the 90′s, but Pierre recorded a high of 101...
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Government Shutdown’s Hit Magnified for Tribes

CROW AGENCY, Mont. (AP) – American Indian tribes have more than access to national parks on the line with the government shutdown, as federal funding has been cut off for crucial services including foster care payments, nutrition programs and financial assistance for the needy. On southeast Montana’s Crow Reservation, tribal leaders furloughed 316 workers...
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Eagle Butte Man Charged in Traffic Crash That Killed Woman

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a South Dakota man has been charged in a traffic crash that killed a Rapid City woman. Twenty-six-year-old Cherron Sitting Crow was killed in a Monday evening crash near Hereford, and her 18-month-old son was injured. Sitting Crow was a passenger in a car driven by 27-year-old...
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Navigator: SD Residents Ask Insurance Questions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A coordinator helping to sign up South Dakotans for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul says the federal marketplace website remains in high demand but people are getting through. Kim Jones of the South Dakota Navigator Coalition says she has taken several calls Wednesday and has set...
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SD Has Third West Nile Virus Death of the Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State health officials say a third person has died this year in South Dakota from the West Nile, a person in their 80′s from Brule County. The state Health Department says the state has recorded 122 cases of the mosquito-borne illness statewide in 2013. The two other deaths were a...
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Stanley County Names Homecoming King and Queen Tuesday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Stanley County’s Homecoming Royalty for 2013 was announced during a coronation ceremony held in Fort Pierre Tuesday.  Named as King and Queen for this week’s Homecoming were Riley Thelen and Hailey Norman.  Tuesday’s ceremony included an introduction of the crown bearers, Tatum Scott and Chance Carda and the...
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