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SD Democrats’ Chairman Nesselhuf Resigning

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party says he’s resigning to move closer to his wife in Sioux City, Iowa. Ben Nesselhuf says he has accepted a job as campaign manager for Jim Mowrer, who is running for Congress against Republican Rep. Steve King. He says the job...
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Sioux Tribes Plan Large-Scale Wind Energy Project

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An ambitious wind energy project by a group of Sioux tribes in South Dakota is getting accolades and support from a handful of former government officials, including former President Bill Clinton. But industry experts question whether the tribes fully realize the challenges that come with developing wind energy. Leaders...
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SD-Based Film to Debut at Comic-Con This Month

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An independent film shot in South Dakota is set to make its premiere at San Diego’s Comic-Con this month. “Dust of War” tells the story of a lone soldier who fends off a warmonger to rescue a girl fated to be the savior of mankind. The film was shot in...
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USDA Says Dry Conditions, Above Normal Temps Advance Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Dry conditions and above normal temperatures across most of the state are helping to advance crop development in South Dakota The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that farmers and ranchers had on average 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat is jointed at 99...
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Forum to be Held on Riverwalk Landing Project Tomorrow

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A group that has organized in support of a proposed $16 million dollar riverside development in Fort Pierre will hold a public forum on the project tomorrow.  Bob Jeffries is Treasurer of Citizens for the Future of Fort Pierre.  Tomorrow’s meeting comes the day before a court hearing...
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Judge Upholds Sentencing from 1996 in Killing of Pierre Taxi Driver

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge upheld the prison sentence that was handed down to a teenager in 1996 for the kidnapping and murder of a man in Stanley County.  Shawn Cameron Springer was convicted of Kidnapping in October of 1996-when he was 16-years-old.   Springer and a younger teenage co-defendant, Paul Jensen,...
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Police Working to Try to Find Black Dog that Bit a Man on Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man who was bit by a dog in northwest Pierre Friday evening is hoping the owners of a black Labrador dog will come forth soon so he can avoid having to have rabies treatments.  The man was reportedly bit by the black dog Friday evening as he walked...
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Museum of SDSHS to Start New Smithsonian Sunday Program

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new event at the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society at Pierre’s Cultural Heritage Center will offer a special video program from one of the Smithsonian Museums each month.  Starting Sunday, July 14, the first Smithsonian Sunday program will be held and will feature a video...
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Highway Patrol Trained Young Recruits During Trooper Academy Last Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Highway Patrol’s Youth Trooper Academy was held last week in Pierre.  This was the second year the academy has been organized.  It is set up for young adults ages 16 and 17 who are entering their senior year of high school and was co-sponsored by the...
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SD Governor Urges Safe Fourth of July Driving

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is urging drivers to use caution and make safe choices as they travel for the Fourth of July holiday. Office of Highway Safety statistics show an average of 113 crashes over the holiday period the past five years, with an average of two deaths and...
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