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Central and Western SD State House and Senate Seats Filled Tuesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Incumbents in some area state house races were re-elected and will serve another term.  Unofficial election results from Tuesday indicate that District 21 House members Julie Bartling, a Gregory Democrat and Lee Qualm, a Platte Republican, were the winners in a three-way race for the two open spots.  The District...
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More Than 60% of Hughes & Stanley County Voters Turnout at the Polls Tuesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Voter turnout in Hughes and Stanley counties was over 60% Tuesday. Hughes County Finance Officer Jane Naylor says unofficial numbers show turnout at about 65%. Hughes County began using voting centers in this year’s primary election and utilized them again yesterday. Voting centers give residents the chance to go to...
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Shannon County Voters Approve Name Change

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Voters in Shannon County have approved a name change. The Rapid City Journal reports that 80 percent of the nearly 2,700 voters in Tuesday’s election approved changing the name to Oglala Lakota County. State law stipulates that a two-thirds majority is required for approval of any name change. The...
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GOP Wraps Up One-Party Rule in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republicans now hold every statewide office for the first time in more than 50 years. Mike Rounds on Tuesday joined a newly united U.S. House and Senate as the state’s junior senator in replacing the lone, retiring Democratic holdout Tim Johnson. It’s the first all-GOP South Dakota delegation since...
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