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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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Another Snowstorm Bears Down on South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Much of South Dakota could be in for yet another spring snowstorm. The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for southwestern South Dakota for Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night. The bad weather is expected to extend into the central and northeastern parts of the state. Forecasters...
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SD Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charges

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A man accused of killing a Mitchell woman last month has pleaded not guilty to murder and manslaughter charges. Thirty-six-year old Kent Gene Davidson is accused of killing 26-year-old Crystal Schulz. Her body was found March 14 in a shed at her mother’s residence in rural Chamberlain. The Mitchell Daily...
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USDA Says Snow and Freezing Rain Affect SD Ranchers, Farmers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Snow and freezing rain have brought badly needed moisture to parts of South Dakota, but last week’s storm delayed field work and made calving conditions difficult. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that there was hardly any time suitable for fieldwork in the past...
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Bridge Work South of McIntosh to be Delayed by Weather

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work to rehabilitate two bridges on Highway 65 south of McIntosh will be delayed a week because of the wintry weather that is impacting the region.  The South Dakota Department of Transportation says last week’s weather and the forecast for the next few days means that the start of...
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