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Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash Sends Man to Hospital

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A vehicle/pedestrian crash in Pierre yesterday sent a Blunt man to the hospital.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says authorities were told of an injury accident involving an SUV and a pedestrian at the intersection of Pierre Street and Sioux Avenue about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday morning.  Blemaster says an...
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State Veterinarian Estimates Storm Killed 15-30K Livestock

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven now estimates that 15,000 to 30,000 head of livestock died in the early autumn blizzard that hit western South Dakota nearly two weeks ago. Oedekoven earlier estimated the livestock loss at 10,000 to 20,000, but he says reports from ranchers, emergency officials and others caused him...
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Retired Army Officer Says She’ll Run for US House

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A retired Army officer who served in Iraq says she plans to seek the Democratic nomination for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House. Forty-eight-year-old Corinna Robinson tells the Argus Leader that she plans to make a formal announcement in the next few weeks about running for the...
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Mobridge Livestock Market to Hold Rollover Auction

MOBRIDGE, SD (KOLY) – Today at 2 p.m., the Mobridge Livestock Market will hold a Rollover Auction for the SD Rancher’s Relief Fund.  After the devastating storm that has killed thousands of livestock, the local market is holding the auction to raise money to help ranchers who have been impacted by their loss of...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game October 16, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 03-26-28-34-42, Powerball: 28 Estimated jackpot: $156 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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Badlands in SD Farmer’s Latest Time-Lapse Project

KENNEBEC, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota farmer who creates time-lapse photos and videos of the sky over Western landscapes went to new places for his latest project. Randy Halverson, of Kennebec, says his “Horizons” video includes images from the Black Hills, Devil’s Tower in Wyoming and the Aurora over South Dakota’s Badlands. He...
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State DOT Says People Illegally Dumping Snow

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – State officials say illegally dumped excess snow is causing problems on driving surfaces, shoulders and ditches. The South Dakota Department of Transportation is reminding public and commercial snow removal operators that it is illegal to place or dump excess snow on highway rights of way. Rapid City region engineer...
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SD Involved in EPA Case Accepted by Supreme Court

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota is a plaintiff in a challenge of environmental regulations that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court has accepted six cases that challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. The Supreme Court will decide...
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Noem Opposes, Thune, Johnson Favor Shutdown Bill

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s two U.S. senators voted in favor of ending the 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government, but the state’s lone representative opposed the measure. Republican Rep. Kristi Noem says reopening the government and averting the possibility of a national default are good things. But she says she...
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Pierre School Board Votes to Buy Property for New School in Northeast Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre School Board members voted last night to approve the purchase of a 10.57 acre plot of land in northeast Pierre on which the district’s new elementary school will be built.  After visiting in executive session Tuesday evening, the board gave the okay to move forward with a purchase...
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