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South Dakota Governor Appoints New Circuit Judge for Fourth Circuit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Belle Fourche attorney Mike Day will be the newest judge in South Dakota’s Fourth Judicial Circuit. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the appointment Friday. Day will fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Judge John Bastian. The Fourth Circuit includes Butte, Corson, Dewey, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Perkins and Ziebach...
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SD Woman Sentenced for Defrauding Federal Government

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota woman convicted of defrauding the federal government has been sentenced to a year of probation and $7,400 in restitution. Forty-year-old Jana Harford, of Redfield, was convicted in federal court last October on charges of theft of government funds and misuse of benefits by a representative payee,...
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Woman Wins $1.1 Million at South Dakota Casino

MARTIN, S.D. (AP) – A woman has won more than $1 million playing a slot machine at a South Dakota casino. Sandra Marrs won $1.15 million at the East Wind Casino in Martin on Tuesday. The casino is owned and operated by the Oglala Sioux tribe. Marrs says she plans to use the money...
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SD Man Accused of Senator Threat to Remain Jailed

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Iraq war veteran accused of threatening U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson over the issue of gun control will remain jailed while his case proceeds. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Berry said during a detention hearing Thursday that 28-year-old Jon Constantine has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and has...
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G.O.L.D. Program Open House Tonight/Summer Food Service Program to be Offered in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An open house will be held tonight to allow parents to sign their children up for summer activities through the Stanley County G.O.L.D. program.  The open house will take place from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. this evening at the Community Youth Involved Center in Fort Pierre and offerings...
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Drought Mitigation Center Says Rain Eases Drought for Some, But Not All

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Rain that moved across the Midwest in the past week has helped ease drought conditions for some farmers. The weekly drought monitor report from the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska was released Thursday. It shows the rain that caused flooding in some areas of the...
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SD Closes the Books on Three Natural Disasters in 2008

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management says it has completed the paperwork and closed the books on three presidentially declared natural disasters in the state in 2008. A winter storm with record snowfall happened in early May 2008. A severe storm caused widespread flooding in June of that year. Another...
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NWS Says Pierre and Watertown Saw Record Low Temps This Morning

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Some record lows were broken or tied in parts of the state this morning.  The National Weather Service in Aberdeen says a record low temperature of 22 degrees was set at Pierre this morning.  That broke the old record of 24 set in 1950.  A new record low was...
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Harrold and Fort Thompson Fire Departments Called to Early Morning Trailer Fire

HARROLD, S.D. – (DRG News ) Two central South Dakota fire departments responded to the report of an early morning trailer house fire in the Big Bend Community this morning.  Harrold Fire Department Chief Treg Cowan says fire crews from Harrold and Fort Thompson were summoned about 1:30 a.m. this morning and on arrival,...
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Earth Awareness Week Events Continue. Listing of Activities on City Website

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A schedule for events that are part of Pierre’s Earth Awareness Week has been posted on the city website.  The week is part of the city’s year-long Go Green and Clean Campaign and is linked to national events like Earth Day-which was noted April 22 and Arbor Day-which is...
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