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Long Distance Service Restored in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Century Link says customers in South Dakota can again make long-distance land-line phone calls after flooding in Minnesota washed out a fiber optic cable over the weekend. Century Link spokeswoman Carrie Amann told the Rapid City Journal that heavy rains in southern Minnesota washed out a railroad line, a...
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Civil Air Patrol Conducting Exercise in SD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – More than 150 Civil Air Patrol cadets and senior members from the Dakotas and elsewhere are taking part in a search-and-rescue exercise in western South Dakota. The three-day exercise beginning Thursday caps a weeklong event that teaches cadets leadership and emergency services skills. Officials say practice scenarios likely will...
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SD Democrats Plan Ballot Measure to Boost Minimum Wage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Democratic Party and some labor unions are seeking a statewide public vote on a measure that would raise the state’s minimum wage. If the labor unions and Democratic Party collect at least 15,855 valid petition signatures before Nov. 4, next year’s general election ballot would include...
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No Jackpot Winner in the July 17, 2013 Drawing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 01-22-34-38-42 Powerball: 17 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $116 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $141 million for Saturday. Tickets that...
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Pierre/Fort Pierre Historical Preservation Commission to Hold Cedar Hill Cemetery Tour Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today brings the Pierre/Fort Pierre Historical Commission’s annual Cedar Hill Cemetery Tour in Fort Pierre.  The historic cemetery tour drew about 125 visitors during a similar event last year-according to Gordon Koch of the local historical organization.  Koch says starting at 5:30 p.m., people can go to the Casey...
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Highway Safety Officials Start Push for Motorcycle Safety as Sturgis Rally Approaches

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) With the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally just a few weeks away, the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety is working extra hard to remind motorcyclists and motorists, both to be cautious on state roads.  Highway Safety Director Lee Axdahl says that so far this year, there have been about eight...
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Mobridge Woman Sentenced for Grand Theft Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Mobridge woman was sentenced in a Pierre courtroom yesterday for her guilty plea to Grand Theft.  29-year-old Taylor Gullickson was charged after law enforcers were informed of the theft of various items from some Pierre retailers last December.  The Pierre Police Department was told December 10 that Walmart...
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Man Arrested for Possession of Meth Pleads Guilty

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man who was arrested last month after police began investigating a report of items stolen from a Pierre store pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of Unauthorized Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Police stopped 33-year-old Christopher Buchanan as he was walking in Pierre June 19.  They questioned him...
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South Dakota Ranks Again in Top Ten in Listing of “Pro-Business States”

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota is once again being recognized as one of the top ten pro-business states.   For the tenth straight year, Pollina Corporate Real Estate rated the state in the top ten-with an eighth place ranking.  The Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States study uses 32 factors to assess and...
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CACS Celebrates Milestone This Month

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Capital Area Counseling Service marks an anniversary this month, as the agency notes its 45th year of serving individuals and families struggling with addiction and mental health issues.  A press release from CACS says that a group of thirty Pierre and Fort Pierre community members first met in March...
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