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Groups to Decorate Trees for Capitol Display

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – More than 90 Christmas trees will be decorated later this month for the annual Christmas at the Capitol holiday display. Groups from schools, churches, communities and civic organizations from across the state will begin working on the trees Nov. 23-24. Thousands of guests visit the South Dakota State Capitol each...
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Pierre Police Department Investigating Stabbing Death

PIERRE – (DRG News) Here is a press briefing from the Pierre Police Department: On 11-12-13 at 6:48 PM law enforcement and emergency medical services were dispatched to the 400 block of S. Ree Street on a report of a stabbing.  One person has died.  Law enforcement officials are investigating this incident.  There is...
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Android Pushes Past 80% Market Share

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. November 12, 2013 – Google’s Android operating system reached a new milestone during the third quarter of 2013 (3Q13), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. With a total base of 211.6 million smartphone units shipped during the quarter, Android accounted for 81.0% of all smartphone shipments, marking the...
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Mobridge Regional Hospital Blood Drive A Success

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) On Monday November 11th the Mobridge Regional Hospital held a blood drive.  Donors were treated to a free pizza lunch buffet provided by the Pizza Ranch in Mobridge, S.D. Katie Gregg, Marketing Director for the hospital gave us the results from the Mobridge Regional Hospital blood drive. 62 people registered...
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South Dakota Harvest Progress Near Average

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s soybean, corn and sorghum harvest is about where it normally is this time of year, despite the recent rain and snow in some parts. The National Agricultural Statistics Service says the soybean harvest is around 97 percent complete. Roughly 79 percent of the corn crop is out...
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SD Reservation to Investigate Minn. Priest

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Authorities on South Dakota’s Rosebud Indian Reservation have opened an investigation into alleged sexual abuse of children by a Minnesota priest. Supervisory special agent Grace Her Many Horses says authorities will try to locate several men who as boys may have been sexually abused by the Rev. Clarence Vavra....
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Hoven Community Blood Drive Needs Help

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) Abbie Titze, Donor Recruiter for United Blood Services, contacted us with the following information and a plea for help: WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! Currently the demand for blood is outpacing our supply across the Dakotas! Hoven Community has a very big blood drive coming up and unfortunately it is the...
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Reward Out for Information on Bald Eagle Killing

STRANDBURG, S.D. (AP) – State and national wildlife agencies are offering an reward for information on the fatal shooting of a bald eagle northeast of Watertown. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department say the immature bird was shot six miles south and two miles east of...
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New Version of iPad Mini Now On Sale

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple began selling a new iPad Mini on Tuesday without the usual fanfare. Apple usually announces the availability date in advance, allowing loyal customers to line up at stores overnight to be among the first to buy one. This time, Apple quietly issued a news release on its immediate availability. Supplies...
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4th Annual Blue Light Memorial Event to Recognize Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

PIERRE, S.D – The 4th annual Project Blue Light Memorial Event is scheduled to take place this evening beginning at 6:30pm at the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls. Attorney General Marty Jackley will be the keynote speaker for this year’s event. Project Blue Light is an important memorial event that recognizes the fallen law...
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