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Another Spring Snowstorm Affects the Dakotas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Spring snowstorms continue to set records in the Dakotas. The National Weather Service says a system moving through South Dakota dropped 3.4 inches of snow at the Rapid City airport Tuesday, surpassing the record for the date of 3.3 inches in 1960. The storm in western, central and northern...
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SD Governor Directs Flags Flown at Half-Staff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says President Barack Obama has called for all flags to be flown at half-staff out of respect for victims of Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon. Flags are to remain at half-staff until sunset Saturday.
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ND Couple Appear in Pierre Courtroom in Building Scam Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says bond has been set at $20,000 each for a Fargo couple accused of allegedly running a building scam. Forty-five-year-old George Nelson III and 44-year-old Karla Nelson were indicted by a Hughes County grand jury in March on two counts of grand theft by...
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Governor Daugaard Says SD Takes Security Steps After Marathon Bombing

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state has taken steps to improve security at some high-visibility locations in the wake of the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed and more than 170 were injured Monday by two bombs that exploded in Boston. Daugaard tells KXLG Radio...
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More SD Addicts will be Eligible for Treatment

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say the state’s substance abuse treatment system will be able to handle the influx of people who will become eligible for alcohol and substance addiction care under the federal health care overhaul. An Associated Press analysis of government data shows that more than 6,500 addicts will become...
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Election Day in Some SD Communities and School Districts

UNDATED – (DRG News) Some South Dakota communities and school districts are holding elections today after last week’s storm resulted in the postponement of the election process.  In Blunt, voters will select one of two candidates to fill a two year term on the city council.  Current council member Jeff Kiepke is being challenged...
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National Work Zone Awareness Week Going on Through Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) National Work Zone Awareness Week is underway this week and is held to remind motorists to drive safely…for the sake of South Dakota highway workers and for everyone on the road.  Darin Bergquist, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Transportation, says the goal of the week is to...
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Three Arrested After Early Morning Traffic Stop in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Three arrests were made early this morning after Pierre Police stopped a vehicle in the 100 Block of South Willow Avenue.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers initiated the traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Dathan Little Wounded of Dupree around 3:30 a.m. this morning in...
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Kloeppner Appointed to Fill Open Hughes County State’s Attorney Position

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes County Commission officially appointed the county’s Deputy State’s Attorney to take over the position of State’s Attorney at yesterday’s meeting.  Wendy Kloeppner has served as Deputy States Attorney under previous Hughes County State’s Attorneys Kelly Marnette and Max Gors.  Hughes County Manager Kevin Hipple says Kloeppner has...
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SD Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Brule County to Killing Four-Year-Old

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota woman accused of beating to death a 4-year-old boy in February because he wet his pants has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against her. Twenty-two-year-old Donika Gonzales, of Gann Valley, faces alternate counts of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter, along with alternate counts of...
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