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SD Town of Ipswich Using Mobile Post Office

IPSWICH, S.D. (AP) – Residents of the northeastern South Dakota town of Ipswich are using a mobile post office while the permanent building is fixed. KELO-TV reports that the regular post office was closed because of a leaking roof and other damage. For a while, people in the area had to make a 50-mile round...
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SD School Sharing Plan Moving Slower than Hoped

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A plan for several rural South Dakota school districts to share staff and hold more classes online will proceed more slowly than some had hoped. Platte-Geddes Superintendent Dennis Goodwin had proposed that his school district and those nearby join forces with shared teachers and a single superintendent to save...
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Maker of ‘Pink Slime’ Continues to Struggle

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – The beef-processing company that makes the product that critics call “pink slime” continues to struggle more than a year after the initial stories on the lean bits of beef that Beef Products Inc. produced. The Sioux City Journal reports the Dakota Dunes, S.D., based company lost 80 percent of its...
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Hand County Officials Asking for Public’s Assistance in Finding Missing Man

MILLER, S.D. – (DRG News) Authorities in Hand County are asking for assistance from the public in searching for an elderly Pierre man who has been missing since early this morning.  Leroy Nye is in his early 80’s, suffers from dementia and is very confused.  He was in St. Lawrence visiting family and was...
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Hand County Searching for Elderly Man Missing from St. Lawrence

MILLER, S.D. – (DRG News) Hand County authorities are asking for assistance as they continue searching for an elderly man who has been missing from St. Lawrence since this morning.  Nehemiah Volquardsen, Hand County Emergency Manager, says Leroy Nye, who is in his early 80’s, has been the focus of a search today.  He...
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No Hazardous Material in Letters to SD Lawmakers

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Tests conducted by the State Health Department’s laboratory showed there were no hazardous materials in envelopes sent to the Aberdeen offices of South Dakota’s congressional delegation. The Aberdeen American News reports that the state laboratory stayed open late Friday to test envelopes mailed to the offices of Sen. John Thune,...
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Tribal Nonprofit Names New Program Director

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) – A nonprofit organization for children on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation has named a new director for youth programs. The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that Tammy Eagle Hunter will serve as youth programs director. She replaces Megan Guiliano. In her role, Eagle Hunter will be responsible for...
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Former Lands Commissioner Hired by Contractors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former state School and Public Lands Commissioner Bryce Healy is becoming the executive director of an organization that represents South Dakota building contractors. The Associated General Contractors of South Dakota Building Chapter represents more than 200 general contractors, suppliers and service firms in the state. It works on legislation,...
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Gas Prices on Pace for All-Time Highs in ND, SD

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Gas prices in the Dakotas are poised to reach all-time highs. AAA North Dakota spokesman Gene LaDoucer says he expects the state to break the statewide average of $4.08 a gallon. The average price in the state Friday was $3.98, with some stations charging as much as $4.29. An AAA...
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SD Officials Say Not Enough Notice Given on Summit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The head of South Dakota’s Department of Social Services says the state wasn’t given enough notice about a conference on Indian child foster care in Rapid City. The summit that wrapped up Friday brought together representatives from the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of Justice, tribal...
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