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SD State Senator Larry Rhoden Will Run for US Senate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — State Sen. Larry Rhoden says he’ll challenge former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. The 54-year-old Rhoden is a rancher and custom welder from Union Center in western South Dakota. He says he decided to run because something must be done to cut federal...
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SD Fines Nebraska-Based Insurance Company

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s Division of Insurance has levied a $325,000 fine against a Nebraska-based company for violating South Dakota laws and regulations. Insurance Division officials say it is the largest such fine in South Dakota history. It comes after three-year investigation of Omaha-based Ability Insurance Co. Officials say negotiating an agreement...
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Voters in Fort Pierre Offering Their Opinion on Portion of Riverwalk Landing Project

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Voters in Fort Pierre are headed to vote today, as the future of a proposed riverfront development is being considered by city residents.  Fort Pierre voters are weighing in on the city council’s decision to add boats to rules that allow vehicle sales, service or storage.  Polls are...
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Highway Patrol Says Pierre Man Killed in Vehicle-Pedestrian Fatal Crash Near Pickstown Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was among two people who were killed in a pedestrian-vehicle crash in Charles Mix County yesterday.  The Department of Public Safety says the incident was reported last night about 8:45 p.m. near U.S. Highway 18 and SD Highway 46 near Pickstown.  Authorities say that 28-year-old Ronald...
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KGFX to Broadcast Eagle Butte Hometown Tour Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday brings another KGFX Hometown Tour for the 2013 season as the Dakota Cruiser travels to Eagle Butte.  We’ll broadcast from the offices of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Game, Fish and Parks Department east of Eagle Butte.  The show will feature guests that include Rob Ganje of Frank...
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Corps Says Reservoir Levels for Oahe, Garrison and Fort Peck Remain Below Normal

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – (DRG News) The Corps of Engineers says although the Missouri River basin has seen higher-than-normal runoff the past few months, drought conditions persist and mainstem reservoir levels remain below normal.    Jody Farhat, Chief of the Missouri River Water Management Division says in a press release that rainfall last month was two...
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Parks Officials Call the July 4 Holiday a Busy One Throughout the State

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Game, Fish and Parks officials say the Fourth of July holiday weekend was a busy one in South Dakota State Parks.   State Park Director Doug Hofer says in press release that campgrounds were full for the most part from Wednesday through Sunday.  Park Managers reported busy day-use areas statewide...
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Fort Pierre Voting on Part of Riverwalk Landing

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Fort Pierre is holding a special election regarding a proposed $16 million development on the Missouri River. Today’s vote is on the validity of a city-approved permit for a boat storage area at the proposed Riverwalk Landing project. The matter was referred by opponents who unsuccessfully also tried to...
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OST President Walks Out of Meeting With Nebraska Governor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The president of South Dakota’s Oglala Sioux Tribe met briefly with Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman to discuss alcohol sales in Whiteclay, but walked out after less than three minutes. Tribal president Bryan Brewer said Monday that he left the meeting because he felt the governor has no intention of trying...
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USDA Says Crop Development Continuing to Catch Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Crop development in South Dakota is continuing to catch up thanks to warm, dry weather. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that farmers and ranchers had on average 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat is 98 percent headed but turning color at 25...
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