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Missouri River Basin Remains Dry

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Despite wet weather in April, the amount of water flowing into the Missouri River remains below normal because of slow runoff and the ongoing drought.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday that the cold weather reduced the amount of runoff from snowmelt in the past month.  The corps...
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South Dakota Broker Facing Federal Wire Fraud Charges

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls broker who already has been sued by former investors and the Securities and Exchange Commission now faces felony wire fraud charges in federal court.  65-year-old Randal Kent Hansen was indicted Wednesday in the U.S. District Court of South Dakota on separate counts of wire fraud,...
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Eagle Butte Couple Die in Crash on Highway 212 near Eagle Butte

  LA PLANT, S.D. (AP) — A husband and wife from Eagle Butte are dead in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 212 in Dewey County.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 74-year-old Robert Ironwing and his 67-year-old wife, Francine, died at the scene about three miles west of La Plant late Wednesday afternoon. ...
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Woman Dies in Parkston House Fire

  PARKSTON, S.D. (AP) — A retired school art teacher has died in a house fire in the southeastern South Dakota city of Parkston.  Authorities say 64-year-old Kathie Neal died in the fire early Wednesday. She lived alone.  The cause of the blaze was not immediately determined, but investigators said it appeared to be...
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Fort Pierre Ranger District Hires Acting Ranger

  FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service’s Fort Pierre Ranger District has a new acting district ranger.  Daniel Svingen comes from Bismarck, N.D, where he has served as the wildlife program manager on the Dakota Prairie Grasslands since 1999.  He began his new duties on Monday.  Nebraska National Forests & Grassland’s...
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Death Penalty To Be Considered in South Dakota Death

  CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) — Prosecutors say they will decide within a week whether to seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing a Mitchell woman, should he be convicted of the crime.  Thirty-six-year-old Kent Davidson is accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Crystal Schulz in the head with a shotgun on March...
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Trial Set for South Dakota Women in Childs Death in Gann Valley

  CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman accused of beating a 4-year-old boy.  The trial for 22-year-old Donika Gonzalez, of Gann Valley, was scheduled during a motions hearing Tuesday at the Brule County Courthouse in Chamberlain.  Gonzalez is accused of slapping, kicking, shoving and stomping Mason Naser to death in her home...
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Two Mobridge Women Walk for a Cure

Everyone is currently effected by Cancer.  Chances are you know someone that is being challenged with the disease right now.  Two Mobridge women are doing their part to try and find a cure.  Nancy Haefner and Connie Swanson are planning to participate in a three day event in Minneapolis Minnesota.  Haefner and Swanson will...
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Missouri Man Arrested Twice in Past Day for Driving Under Revocation and Other Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Missouri man was arrested by the Pierre Police Department early this morning for the second time in less than a day.   Police Captain Elton Blemaster says William Hatter of Excello, Missouri was taken into custody yesterday about 1:20 p.m. by Pierre Police after he was stopped for a...
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SD Governor Heading to MN to Recruit Workers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is heading to Minnesota next week to try to recruit workers to the Mount Rushmore State. Daugaard will be at the Mall of America on May 13 from 1-2 p.m. to visit with shoppers and answer questions about relocating to South Dakota. The trip is...
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