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Co-ops Burying Power Lines to Protect from Storms

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Officials say five electric cooperatives are using state and federal disaster funds to bury hundreds of miles of power lines to protect against widespread outages from storms. The cooperatives are burying more than 530 miles of line damaged in a powerful storm that struck 14 western South Dakota counties...
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6th Circuit DUI Court Held Graduation & Celebration Wednesday in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 6th Circuit DUI Court held an event Wednesday to note the graduation of two individuals who have completed the program.  The local DUI court started operation in September of 2009.  Two people graduated on Wednesday, which brings the number of participants who have successfully gone through the...
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Woman Donates to Help Fund Reconstruction of MRC Railroad Line from Chamberlain to Presho

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Presho woman donated funds earlier this week toward the reconstruction of the MRC Rail line between Chamberlain and Presho.  87-year-old Norma Johnson met with Governor Dennis Daugaard and presented a check to him on Wednesday.  Johnson says she is a promoter for towns in the Presho area and...
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Confirmed Enterovirus Cases in SD Now Up To 12

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The number of confirmed cases of enterovirus 68 in South Dakota has risen to a dozen. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger tells the Rapid City Journal that a majority of the cases are in the western part of the state. Enterovirus is a rare germ believed to be the cause of...
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