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South Dakota Teacher of the Year to be Announced Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The name of the 2015 South Dakota Teacher of the Year will be announced tomorrow evening during a special banquet which is part of the Systems Change Conference being held in Pierre.  Tomorrow’s banquet will feature a keynote address from 2014 National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb.  There...
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Casey Tibbs Foundation Names Honorees for November 1 Tribute Dinner

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Casey Tibbs Foundation will recognize honorees at the annual Tribute Dinner on Saturday, November 1.  The event will be held at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre.  Honorees this year include Nikki Steffes of Vale as “Rodeo Cowgirl Great”, Chad Ferley of Oelrichs...
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Pressler Endorsed by 1970s Abscam Sting FBI Agent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Senate hopeful Larry Pressler has been endorsed by the lead supervisor of the 1970s Abscam investigation that led to the convictions of some members of Congress. Former FBI agent John Good is praising Pressler’s character and says the candidate is an “honest politician.” Pressler is in a four-way...
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Thune Calls for West Africa Travel Ban Over Ebola

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Sen. John Thune says the U.S. should ban travelers from three West African countries where an Ebola epidemic is spreading. The ranking Republican on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation says it would affect about 150 airline passengers a day. The ban would prevent...
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