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SD, Private Donors Pay to Reopen Mount Rushmore

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota and several corporate donors have worked out a deal with the National Park Service to reopen Mount Rushmore during the government shutdown. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says it will cost $15,200 a day to pay the federal government to run the landmark tourist attraction in the...
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Feds to Reopen Refuge Areas Used to Hunt Waterfowl

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Fish and Wildlife Service says it is reopening 3 million acres in wildlife refuges to allow hunting of pheasants and waterfowl. The sites, in 10 states, have been closed since Oct. 1 because of the partial government shutdown. The agency said Friday that despite limited staffing, allowing public access to...
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SD Guard Continues Support to State in Wake of Winter Storm

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota National Guard members continue working to help clear roadways, remove snow and assist electrical cooperative crews in the aftermath of the storm that crippled western South Dakota a week ago. So far, 19 separate missions have been requested of the Guard since operations began. The South Dakota...
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Man Arrested After Chase with Law Officers in Pierre This Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man was arrested by Pierre Police early this morning following a vehicle and foot chase with law enforcers.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says a patrol officer clocked a vehicle traveling north on Euclid Avenue going above the speed limit around 3:30 a.m. this morning.  The officer tried...
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