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Lawmakers Say New Defense Bill Helps Protect SD

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers say a comprehensive, nearly $633 billion defense bill will help protect the state’s interests. The Senate approved a new defense policy bill late Thursday, a week after the House passed the same measure. It now goes to President Barack Obama. The bill deals with issues including combat pay...
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Healthy Growth Likely in Rural Parts of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new survey of bankers suggests that the economy will grow at a healthy pace in rural parts of the Dakotas and eight other states in the months ahead. The monthly survey’s overall index rose to 56.1 in December from November’s more moderate 54.3. But any score above 50 suggests...
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City of Pierre Declaring Snow Emergency

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre is declaring a Snow Emergency.   Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says vehicles must be off all snow routes at Midnight tonight, and snow removal on snow routes will commence shortly after all the vehicles have been moved.  This emergency is in effect until the...
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City of Pierre Plowing Mid Afternoon Snow/Sanding Some Locations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) City of Pierre officials announced this afternoon that workers have been plowing the highways and sanding and salting intersections and steep grades late this afternoon.   Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says plans are to get the some lanes on the heavily traveled routes covered plowed, salted and sanded...
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2014 Legislature to Address Various Bills from A.G.’s Office

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Attorney General says his office is planning to bring various pieces of legislation to the Capitol in the upcoming legislative session, which will be focused on issues like consumer and retail protection laws, among others. Attorney General Marty Jackley says some of the state’s consumer protection laws...
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Fifth Name Added to List of Those Seeking Republican Nomination for U.S. Senate

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Yankton lawyer who announced his candidacy this week for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate says he’ll be working hard to visit every part of the state over the course of the upcoming campaign.  Jason Ravnsborg made a media blitz, visiting with news organizations across the state...
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Tribal National Park Draft Legislation Progressing

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – National Park Service officials working on a proposed tribal national park in South Dakota say they hope to have draft legislation ready early next year. The federal agency and the Oglala Sioux Tribe have been working on making the South Unit of Badlands National Park into the first tribally...
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Mobridge Signal Using Flashing Yellow Arrow

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (SD State News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that newly installed traffic lights at the intersection of Highway 12 and Main Street in Mobridge are using the flashing yellow arrow as part of the signal system. A flashing yellow arrow means left turns are permitted, but drivers...
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Winter Weather Advisory in Today’s Forecast Through This Evening

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 7:00 p.m. tonight, as the day will bring snow, winds and a change in temperatures.  Dan Mohr with the Aberdeen Weather Service office says snow should begin moving into the Pierre/Fort Pierre area around lunchtime. http://www.drgnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Dan-Mohr-1-When-Snow-Will-Falld19.mp3...
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Former Onida Resident Pleads and is Sentenced for Crimes in Sully, Hughes and Stanley Counties

UNDATED – (DRG News) A former Onida man was sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison for crimes committed in a three county area. 21-year-old Travis Long Fox pleaded guilty Monday to Grand Theft for stealing a vehicle in Sully County 2010 and to Third Degree Burglary for a break-in that occurred...
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