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Local Democrats and Republicans to Gather at Meetings This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes and Stanley County Democrats will meet this evening in Pierre.  The group will discuss plans for summer activities.  Anyone interested is welcome to attend the meeting, which will be held at the Longbranch Restaurant on South Pierre Street at 7:00 p.m.  Dinner is available before the meeting-starting...
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Infrastructure and Road Work Continues in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Various projects continue on some Pierre streets this week.  Pierre’s Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says Dakota Avenue, west of Pierre Street to Fort Street remains closed this week, as work continues to install storm sewer.    Patton also says the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Garfield Avenue will...
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Schwan Closing Two Dakotas Facilities, Opening One

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The Minnesota-based Schwan Food Company is closing distribution centers in Oakes, N.D., and Faulkton, S.D., and building a 7,000-square-foot facility in the South Dakota city of Aberdeen. Company spokesman Chuck Blomberg says the move is aimed at increasing efficiency. The Aberdeen facility is to be completed in the fall at...
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American Indian Studies ‘Long Overdue’ at SDSU

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota State University will soon begin to offer a new tribal studies major. The Argus Leader reports that the Board of Regents last month approved the new bachelor of arts in tribal studies at the school. SDSU is the third university in the state to offer such a major. The...
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SD Officials Say State GDP Up 1.9 Percent in 2012

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say a preliminary estimate indicates that the state’s gross domestic product rose by 1.9 percent last year. GDP statistics are released by the U.S. Commerce Department as a measure of comprehensive economic activity. GDP is the sum of all goods and services produced. Pat Costello, commissioner of...
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Residents, Staff Say Goodbye at Hosmer Home

HOSMER, S.D. (AP) – Financial woes are forcing a Hosmer nursing home to shut its doors, closing down the largest employer in town. The Hosmer Senior Citizens Home is closing July 15. For the past month, its residents have slowly been moving away, leaving for other facilities to call home. Administrator Jennifer Bohn tells...
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Fort Pierre Butterfly Collector Finds Subspecies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Fort Pierre butterfly collector has helped identify a new subspecies. Gary Marrone tells the Capital Journal that he collected Mormon fritillaries in the Black Hills that looked different than those in Colorado and Wyoming. Marrone got the privilege of collaborating in the subspecies’ first scientific description and give it...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 02-11-22-26-32, Powerball: 19 Estimated jackpot: $60 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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Officials Say Shad Boost Lake Oahe Forage Base

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota fisheries biologist says stocked shad appear to be helping provide food for Lake Oahe walleyes in South Dakota and North Dakota. Mark Fencel says about 1,800 adult shad were stocked in the reservoir last year and another nearly 1,700 were stocked this spring in sites in both...
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State Fair Grandstand Tickets Go on Sale June 24

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Tickets for this year’s South Dakota State Fair Grandstand will go on sale June 24. Artists performing at the Grandstand include Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, the Eli Young Band, the Casey Donahew Band and 3 Doors Down. Tickets will go on sale...
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