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State Tourism Officials Expect Good Summer

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — About 110,300 South Dakotans are expected to travel over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight decline from last year.  AAA says that mirrors an expected drop nationally. Officials point to high gas prices as the main reason. AAA South Dakota spokeswoman Marilyn Buskohl says the gas prices...
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Mike Round

Rounds Hires Campaign Consultant with South Dakota History

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former Gov. Mike Rounds’ campaign for the U.S. Senate has hired a Republican political consultant known for his role in a prior Senate race in South Dakota.  The Rounds campaign has retained Dick Wadhams, who managed John Thune’s successful campaign to defeat Democrat Tom Daschle in the 2004 Senate...
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Street Construction Project in Pierre Begins Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG) – The city of Pierre will be installing three way stop signs at Dakota Avenue and Pierre Street tomorrow as the existing stop lights will be removed from service.  The stop signs will be in place during work on Dakota between Fort and Highland that is expected to begin on Tuesday...
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Randy Hartley

Hartley Retires from Highway Patrol

 PIERRE, S.D. – Major Randy Hartley is retiring after 25 years with the South Dakota Highway Patrol.  Hartley started with the Highway Patrol in 1988 at Presho.  He also served a trooper in Brookings before being promoted to sergeant in 1999 and transfering to Rapid City.  In 2008 he recieved a promotion to the...
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Corps study addresses Missouri River sediment

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a new study indicates that high discharge, short duration reservoir releases out of Fort Randall Dam could help flush fine sediment out of the Missouri River.  The corps says it has been concerned about the buildup of silt and sand behind...
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State to sell Platte to Napa abandoned rail line

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Railroad Board is planning to sell an abandoned railroad line from Platte to Napa Junction near Yankton next month.  State air, rail and transit program manager Bruce Lindholm says the $1.5 million deal with Iron Horse Development Co. should be ready to finalize at the board’s...
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Leroy Nye (Courtesy Photo)

Body of Missing Man Found Near Wessington Springs

  MILLER, S.D. – The Hand County Sheriff’s Office has released more details about the search for an elderly man who was found dead after being missing for about four days.   LeRoy Nye was missing from his home in St. Lawrence since early Sunday morning. No one in the family knew Nye had left....
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South Dakota falls short of walleye egg collection goal

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A cold and snowy April set back fish spawning in South Dakota and complicated the efforts of state wildlife officials to collect walleye eggs from Lake Oahe and eight eastern lakes.  The state Game, Fish and Parks Department collected about 60 million walleye eggs, 7 million below the agency’s...
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Governors Mansion Tours to Resume This Summer

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The third season of free weekly tours at the South Dakota Governor’s mansion will begin next month.  Tickets for mansion tours must be obtained in advance from the Pierre Chamber of Commerce.  The tours will start June 5. They will be conducted each Wednesday in June, July and August....
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Leroy Nye (Courtesy Photo)

Leroy Nye Found

  Miller, SD – According to the Hand County Sheriff’s Office, Leroy Nye and the vehicle Nye drove have been found but no other details have been released.  The Hand County Sheriff’s Office will release more details in the morning.  The 80 year old Nye, who lived and farmed in the Pierre and Canning area,...
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