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City of Pierre Conducting Go Green and Clean Business Contest

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre is conducting a special contest this year as part of the annual “Go Green and Clean” effort.  Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says local businesses are getting the chance to be named the “Go Green and Clean Business of Spring” and could win a free lunch...
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April 9th Municipal and School Elections Listed by Secretary of State Gant

(From the Secretary of State’s Office) PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant is reminding voters that tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9th, Municipal and School elections will be held across South Dakota. The polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm standard time. Gant stated, “I encourage voters to verify...
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Spring Storm Will Create Difficult Driving Conditions

(From the South Dakota Department of Public Safety) PIERRE, S.D. – Officials are cautioning travelers that a spring storm making its way into the state will bring periods of freezing rain, heavy snowfall, and extremely high winds across much of South Dakota from Monday evening through Wednesday morning. Officials are encouraging motorists to move...
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Johnson Announces Support for Same-Sex Marriage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson says he now supports legalizing gay marriage. The Democrat released a statement Monday saying that after lengthy consideration, his views on the issue have evolved. He notes that such a law would apply only to governments and wouldn’t require “any religious denomination to alter...
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Man Indicted in Death of Woman in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Brule County grand jury has indicted a Mitchell man in the death of a woman whose body was found in a farmstead shed near Chamberlain. Thirty-six-year-old Kent Davidson faces murder and other charges. He could face life in prison or the death penalty if convicted. Davidson is accused of...
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Pennsylvania Man Charged with Kidnapping Teen Friend-Both Found in Martin, S.D.

CLARION, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man is jailed in South Dakota until he can return to face charges that he kidnapped a 13-year-old girl who authorities are describing as a family friend. Police say Alexandria Sewell disappeared in the middle of the night March 28 from her home in Clarion County, and...
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Parts of the Dakotas in For Early Spring Snowstorm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An early spring snowstorm is in store for parts of the Dakotas early this week. The National Weather Service has posted various advisories and warnings in the two states. Forecasters expect the heaviest snow in South Dakota, with a foot or more falling in some areas by Wednesday morning,...
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Forest Service Officials Say Dakotas Fire 100 Percent Contained

LEMMON, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Forest Service officials say a fire that blackened more than 16 square miles of Dakotas grassland has been fully contained. The fire on the Grand River Ranger District of the Dakota Prairie Grassland spread Wednesday after a 130-acre prescribed burn by the Forest Service escaped containment southeast of Hettinger,...
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Conservative SD Republicans Cool on Rounds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Some conservative South Dakota Republicans are reluctant to support former Gov. Mike Rounds’ bid for the U.S. Senate because he refuses to pledge never to raise taxes. State Rep. Manny Steele of Sioux Falls says a lot of people are also discouraged by Rounds’ record as governor. Mike Mueller,...
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Forest Service Apologizes for Dakotas Fire

HETTINGER, N.D. (AP) – A U.S. Forest Service official has apologized for a fire that burned more than 16 square miles of Dakotas grassland. At meeting in Hettinger, N.D., on Saturday, Grand River District Ranger Paul Hancock told nearly 100 farmers and ranchers that the Forest Service regrets that the planned 130-acre prescribed burn...
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