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Mary Jo Gortmaker (Photo Courtesy of South Dakota Lottery)

Miller Woman Claims $100,000 Scratch Ticket Prize

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Miller woman claimed her $100,000 top prize last week in one of the scratch games played in South Dakota.  Mary Jo Gortmaker picked up her prize on Friday as part of the Casino Royale scratch game.  Gortmaker bought her winning ticket at Cenex in Wessington.  The odds of...
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Attorney General Marty Jackley

Attorney General Says Drug Offenses, Sex Crimes Up in SD in 2012

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Arrests for drug offenses, sex crimes and assaults all increased in South Dakota last year. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the annual crime report for 2012 shows a 2.5 percent increase in assaults over the year, a 9 percent rise in sex offenses and a 17 percent jump in drug...
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Cattle

South Dakota Cattle on Feed Down Seven Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals had 215,000 cattle on feed on June 1, down 7 percent from last year. The Agriculture Department says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during May totaled 39,000 head, up 11 percent from 2012. Marketings of fed...
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Gas Pump Handle in Car

Boost for Cars or Bust? Ethanol Debate Heats Up

WASHINGTON (AP) – It’s a dilemma for drivers. Do they choose a gasoline that’s cheaper and cleaner even if, as opponents say, it could damage older cars and motorcycles? That’s the peril and promise of a high-ethanol blend of gasoline known as E15. The fuel contains 15 percent ethanol, well above the current 10...
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