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Several Teens Charged in Sully County Burglaries Make Court Appearances Monday

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) Three Onida 18-year-olds will next appear in court later this month after they heard charges leveled against them yesterday.  Rowdy Olson, Dylan Hill and Brenna Martin were taken into custody Friday following an investigation into burglaries that occurred from May through last month in Sully County.  Various items were...
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USDA Says Below Normal Temperatures Slow SD Crop Development

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Below normal temperatures across South Dakota have been slowing crop development. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that rain showers were reported across most of the state, but a lack of moisture in some areas has been affecting crops. Statewide, there were 5.4 days...
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SD Rock and Roll Hall Seeks Nominees

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association is looking for people who have impacted the state’s music scene during the past 50 years. The association is accepting nominees for induction into the 2014 Hall of Fame as well as a lifetime achievement award. Nominees can include bands, musicians,...
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Dakotas Rank Among Top Five Beer-Drinking States

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Dakotas like their beer. The Beer Institute trade organization that represents the industry says North Dakotans drink the highest amount per person and South Dakota ranks number four nationwide in beer consumption. The Rapid City Journal reports that works out to nearly 46 gallons of beer annually for every...
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Authorities Identify Mobridge Man Who Died in Boating Accident in Corson County Over the Weekend

McINTOSH, S.D. – (DRG News) A Mobridge man who died in a boating accident Friday night in Corson County has been identified by authorities.  Corson County Sheriff Keith Gall says the man has been identified as 67-year-old Danilo Figuracion.  Gall says Figuracion was a passenger in a boat operated by 57-year-old William Gant of...
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Crackdown on Exploding Targets on U.S. Forest Service Land in 5 States

DENVER (AP) – Federal authorities are cracking down on the use of exploding targets on U.S. Forest Service land in five states to prevent them from sparking wildfires. Monday’s order covers forest and grasslands in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota. Violators could face a fine of up to $5,000 and be sent...
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Governor Daugaard and Other State Leaders Spend Time in Wisconsin for NGA Meeting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has extended her stay in Wisconsin following a weekend meeting in Milwaukee. Gov. Scott Walker says Brewer toured the state Capitol in Madison on Monday morning. Walker says he even provided some members of her entourage with cream puffs, a popular item at the Wisconsin State...
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84-Year-Old Pierre Man Claims Lottery Prize

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lottery officials say an 84-year-old Pierre man has claimed a Wild Card 2 jackpot worth nearly a half-million dollars. Duane Delaney lives within walking distance of the South Dakota Lottery office, and he turned in his ticket for $499,694 on Monday. He bought it at a Pierre convenience...
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Sully County Authorities Continue Investigating Courthouse Break-in

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) Sully County authorities continue to look into a break-in that occurred about a week ago at the Sully County Courthouse in Onida.  Sheriff Bill Stahl says a custodian reported the crime last Monday morning, July 29 about 6:15 a.m. when it was noted that glass was broken from a...
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Highmore Man Honored Friday for His 100th Birthday and For Another Medal Winning Year at National Senior Games

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Highmore man received a welcome home and Happy Birthday wish, both on Friday-as he returned to Pierre from competing in the National Senior Games-on the same day he celebrated his 100th birthday.   John Zilverberg took part in the 2013 National Senior Games in Cleveland, Ohio-held July 19 through...
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